In his vivid, entertaining memoir, Minneapolis native Owen Husney recounts his experiences as a musician, agent, concert promoter and manager, most notably as the man who discovered a teenaged Prince and successfully shepherded him to a major-label deal with Warner Bros. Plenty of music luminaries show up in Husney’s world––Elvis, Al Jarreau (with Canned Heat!), Richard Harris (with nuns!), Jerry Weintraub, Yanni, Hen- drix and many more. It’s a terrific read, but the true value of this book is how it conveys the streetwise, seat-of-the-pants skills that an effective manager needs in this often thankless profession. Famous People Who’ve Met Me is as instructive as it is enlightening.
By Owen Husney (paperback) $19.99