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An Evening with Tony King & Guests

BMC Security proudly secures Tony King and guests Elton John & Lulu for an evening of one on one with host Alexis Petridis, while promoting the launch of his new book, The Tastemaker, at Londons premiere comedy club, 21Soho.

The Tastemaker charts the singular life of a man who has been at the beating heart of music’s most iconic moments for over sixty years.

Living in an era of seismic social, technological and cultural transformation, King experienced these defining moments as an influential figure in London and New York’s gay scenes. Despite his heady life in showbusiness, however, he would soon learn that a glittering career couldn’t shield him from heartbreak – witness to the AIDS crisis and the devastating consequences, his personal life was intermittently marked by tumult and turmoil.

Suffused with Tony King’s disarming warmth and unparalleled charisma – and at times profoundly moving – The Tastemaker paints an intimate portrait of a music legend and captures the unpredictable world he stamped his indelible mark upon.

This is a brilliant book by a brilliant man. A magician with perfect taste. Thank God I met him. He is gold dust!’ Elton John

‘This is the inside story of the some of the greatest musicians of all time, told by the man who knew them best. This book is essential reading and is sure to become a classic.’ David Walliams

'Astounding. The Tastemaker takes us back to a time when gods walked among us. It was always about the music, and Tony King's memoir takes you there.' Andrew Oldham


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