Phil Manzanera announces Revolución to Roxy memoir

Phil Manzanera
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Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera has announced that he will release his memoir, Revolución to Roxy, through Wordzworth Publishing on March 22.

Aside from Manzanera's impressive musical career, from the boundary-defying art rock of Roxy Music, the progressive rock of Quiet Sun and 801 and his work with the likes of John Wetton and David Gilmour and Pink Floyd, Revolución to Roxy also explores Manzanera's  family history, dating back to the expulsion of the Sephardic Jews from Spain in 1492, via the 1959 revolution in Cuba and the discovery of a Neapolitan Opera musician grandfather.

I’ve written this memoir for my English and Colombian family, dear friends and music fans, who’ve followed my musical twists and turns for over half a century," Manzanera explains. "It’s a memoir that spans my 50’s childhood in Cuba, Hawaii and Venezuela, when everything seemed in the brightest technicolor, to monochrome but very cool 60’s London and the start of a music career that continues to enrich my life.

"Roxy Music is an important part of the story but I hope the reader will find my family history every bit as fascinating as my music adventures:  I’m proud to be related to the most famous 17th century Sephardic Jewish pirate of the Caribbean, a British spy and an Italian opera musician.”

Phil Manzanera

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.