Thursday 20 April 2017

Robin Le Mesurier's Charmed Rock'n'Roll Life


I had the great pleasure of interviewing Robin Le Mesurier late last year. Robin, the son of legendary actors Hattie Jacques and John Le Mesurier, told me at the time he was finishing off his much-anticipated autobiography. Well now his book, A Charmed Rock'n'Roll Life, has now been published.

The book will tell the story of Robin's early life growing up with two very famous parents. It will also chart his own career in the music industry. From my chat with Robin, I can tell he's had a very varied and interesting life and career so it should be a great read! Here's what his publisher, The Book Guild has to say:

Robin Le Mesurier, the son of two of Britain’s best-loved comedy actors, John Le Mesurier and Hattie Jacques, and a hugely successful musician, has penned a tell-all book about his life. Robin cut his first single for EMI at 16 and was offered a place at the Royal College of Music but choose rock and roll. Playing in various groups and studio sessions led to a spell with The Wombles, the chart-topping band based on a children’s book – but his involvement with them came to an abrupt end after he was arrested.

Robin began his association with Sir Rod Stewart by working as a roadie with the band, but later on he became a key member of the group, with whom he recorded and toured worldwide. His love life was hectic at times – numerous girlfriends included Sharon Osbourne and Brogan Lane, Dudley Moore’s ex-wife, before he married a Playboy Bunny girl.

In 1994, Robin started working with Johnny Hallyday, one of the world’s bestselling recording artists and has since toured worldwide regularly with the French actor and rock icon, often described as ‘The French Elvis’.

Inevitably, the rock and roll lifestyle took its toll. In 2011 Robin was drinking a bottle of vodka a day and his second marriage was in trouble. He appeared on Rehab, in which a group of celebrities with addictions resided at a rehabilitation centre in Malibu. This treatment certainly saved his marriage… if not his life.

I've already ordered my copy and I can't wait to get started on it. You can find out more about the book here and you can buy a copy here

Robin also has his own website which you can visit here

You can read my interview with Robin here

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