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June 19, 2019

And On Guitar...

Jim Cregan's autobiography released this week

posted by Mike Walton

Jim Cregan's autobiography And On Guitar has been released this week, a must read for any SMILER member, the book even has a foreword written by Rod ..This is the book we have all been waiting for!

Watch for a review of And On Guitar.. and some exclusive photos of Jim in Issue 96 of SMILER due out in July.

To order the book go to,

Press Release..

Rock Stars lifetime of ducking and diving amongst the 'rich and infamous bastards' in music business
JIM CREGAN’s career as a rock guitarist, songwriter and producer has spanned over fifty years, touring and recording albums with stars such as Elton John, Cat Stevens, Family, Willie Nelson, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Joe Cocker, The Gypsy Kings, and Katie Melua, among many others. However, he is perhaps best known for his forty-year association with Rod Stewart, not only as his guitarist but also as best friends and godfathers to each other’s children.

In his autobiography Jim Cregan lifts the lid on his extraordinary life, recounting his experiences with music’s biggest stars, from his first band at the age of 14 playing in youth clubs in Poole to performing in front of 350,000 people in Rio de Janeiro. In And on Guitar . . . nothing is held back: Cregan’s early life and anecdotes about his family, shenanigans on the road, extraordinary tales of hedonism, love and loss, his stories feature a Who’s Who of music’s biggest stars.

Jim Cregan was born Yeovil, Sumerset, Music has dominated his life since the age of 9 and led to highly successful career taking him around the world, he has received three ASCAP awards for outstanding songwriting. In 2012 he founded his own band, Cregan and Co.

Andy Merriman has written the acclaimed biographies Hattie: The Authorised Biography of Hattie Jacques and Margaret Rutherford: Dreadnought with Good Manners. More recently he has written Greasepaint and Cordite: How ENSA Entertained the Troops During World War Two.

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