As a child, Biddu dreamt of going West and making it big as a composer. At the age of sixteen, he formed a band and started playing in a cafe in Bangalore, his home town. At eighteen, he was part of a popular act at Trinca’s, a nightclub in Calcutta devoted to food, wine and music. At nineteen, he had college students in Bombay dancing to his music. In his early twenties, he left the country and ended up hitchhiking across the Middle East before arriving in London with only the clothes on his back and his trusty guitar.
What followed were years of hardship and struggle but also great music and gathering fame. From the nine-millionselling ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ to the iconic youth anthem of ‘Made in India’ and the numerous hits in between, Biddu’s music made him a household name in India and elsewhere.
In this first public account of all that came his way—the people, the events, the music tours and companies—Biddu writes with a wry sense of humour about his remarkable journey with its fairy-tale ending. Charming, witty, and entirely likeable, Biddu is a man you’re going to enjoy getting to know.
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This is a man who is not averse to complimenting himself, sometimes backhandedly (maybe too often) is the next impression on hearing him and reading him. This is a man who thinks very highly of himself, and maybe with some, nay, a lot of justification. While overusing the grammatical comparatives, Biddu does manage to narrate an interesting, but not too enthralling (except for his fans, of which there are many, including yours truly) a tale about his travails towards his path to fame and glory. One gets the impression that Biddu is trying to create an image of a likeable pirate – of the Johnny Depp–Pirates of the Caribbean variety for himself.
Biddu’s ‘adventures’ are inspiring! Spicezee.com
Biddu’s ‘Adventures of a Lifetime` presents his amazing roller-coaster journey in his quest to become a success.Published by Harper Collins, the book encapsulates the music icon’s account of all that came his way — the people, the events, the music tours and companies. Biddu writes with a wry sense of humour about his remarkable journey with its fairy-tale ending. Charming, witty, and entirely likeable, Biddu is a man you’re going to enjoy getting to know