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A Glass Of Champagne - The Official SAILOR Story

written by James McCarraher
www.jamesmccarraher.com

Release date: June 2004

The first edition is being limited to just 500 copies - worldwide!!

The Official Sailor Story is an independent assessment of SAILOR's history which has been exhaustively and lovingly researched and written by James McCarraher, with the full, frank and unbridled co-operation of the four founder members Georg Kajanus, Henry Marsh, Phil Pickett and Grant Serpell, current torch-bearers Peter Lincoln and Rob Alderton as well as past members, Gavin and Virginia David.

The first edition of the book is available in English!

SAILOR LIMITED, IN CONJUNCTION WITH SARUM PUBLISHING, ARE PROUD TO BRING YOU A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF SAILOR HISTORY

Formed in 1973, SAILOR were the most original, innovative and outrageously camp act to emerge from the mid-Seventies music scene. They were the first band since the Beatles to launch two singles simultaneously in to the top five of numerous hit parades around the world, eventually notching up over a dozen hits across Europe during their long and illustrious history.

The Official SAILOR Story has been exhaustively and lovingly researched and written by James McCarraher, with the full, frank and unbridled co-operation of the four founder members, current torch-bearers Peter Lincoln and Rob Alderton as well past members, Gavin and Virginia David.

Produced in hardback and running to 260 pages, it is lavishly complemented by dozens of previously unseen and unpublished photographs and images from the SAILOR and Sony archives.

It charts the history of the band and its individual members from their various early incarnations, through the peaks and troughs of the Seventies, the ‘wilderness’ years of the Eighties and the sensational comeback in the Nineties, up to the present day.

With contributions from ex-Beach Boy Ron Altbach, Bruce Johnston, BA Robertson, Robert Wace, Tim Dry, Cliff Richard and a foreword by Jeffrey Lesser, ‘A Glass Of Champagne – The Official SAILOR Story’ is a fitting tribute to one of the most energetic, entertaining and best loved bands to emerge during the latter half of the Twentieth Century.

AND NOW FOR THE EXCITING BIT… THE FIRST EDITION OF ‘A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE – THE OFFICIAL SAILOR STORY’ IS BEING LIMITED TO JUST 500 COPIES - WORLDWIDE.


How to order:



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Update 28 May 2004:
"A Glass Of Champagne - The Official SAILOR Story" has gone to the printers!!!
Lavishly illustrated with over 120 photographs (mostly unpublished - see below!), bound in hard back, running to 352 pages and limited to just 500 copies worldwide, this sought after gem is selling out quickly.
With contributions from Georg Kajanus, Phil Pickett, Henry Marsh, Grant Serpell, Peter Lincoln, Rob Alderton, Gavin and Virginia David, Jeffrey Lesser, Bruce Johnston, Dee Dee Wilde, Steve Levine, Robert Wace, Tim Dry, Ron Altenbach, Sir Cliff Richard and Jeremy Irons.
Less than half of the run now remains.

Update 10 June 2004:
The delivery date for
"A Glass Of Champagne - The Official Sailor Story" is end of June as promised, with orders being sent in the first two weeks of July!

Update 04 July 2004:
A message from the author: Pre-ordered signed copies will be despatched in the first two weeks of July. Please bear with us, there are a lot of orders to process! To everyone who pre-ordered a copy, thank you for your patience and support.



James, Katrin and the SAILOR book -
fresh from the printer... ;-)
26 June 2004

Last updated: 11 September 2005


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