I Paid the Piper - John JoelHoward Baker, 1970, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fraying at the spine ends and corners. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The concerts presented by Lynford-Joel were a major contribution to the musical life of Great Britain in the years immediately following the end of the last war. John Joel and Mark Lynford were jointly responsible for the introduction of Tito Gobbi to this country, and they helped to found the careers of a host of other internationally famous concert and opera stars. Eileen Joyce, Joan Hammond, Yehudi Menuhin, Louis Kentner, and Kirsten Flagstad were just a few of the many top artistes who came under their banner. They presented everything from a Jazz Jamboree to Grand Opera.
I Paid the Piper is a fascinating exposé of life behind the scenes. It pulls no punches and is packed with anecdotes which will amuse and entertain not only the regular concert-goer, but everyone who enjoys a human story.”