THE HIT FACTORY:
The Stock, Aitken & Waterman Story
New Book by Mike Stock
192 pages, 25 black and white photographs.
“Stock Aitken Waterman sold
records by the millions, created new stars and changed the face
of pop music. It was no wonder the rest of the music industry and
pop media called us a ‘Hit Factory’, a label that was
later taken up by Pete Waterman to promote us.”
S/A/W became known as the ‘Hit Factory’, producing and
recording more than 100 Top 40 singles during the 1980s –
a claim that even The Beatles, did not achieve.
Book by Mike Stock
- The Hit Factory: The Stock, Aitken & Waterman Story
Mike Stock, one third of the British Hit Factory Stock/Aitken/Waterman
reveals his story behind one of Europe's most sucessful production
and songwriting partnership.
Published to commemorate the 20th anniversary of SAW's first major
hit, The Hit Factory is a story which Mike says ‘puts
the recording machine on pause and sets the record straight’.
Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman
notched up over 60 UK Top Ten singles, including 13 UK Number Ones
as a trio, with an impressive stable of artists, including Kylie
Minogue, Jason Donovan, Rick Astley and Bananarama.
The Hit Factory is Mike Stock’s story of how it all came together
– about a lot of fun, hard work and innocent dreams, the personalities
behind the scenes and the stars whose hits lit up the charts. But
it’s also a story about the dark side of the industry…
It is candid, revealing and sometimes shocking, exploring uncharted
territory and exploding the myths about a seemingly jolly scenario.
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