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Creation Records' Alan McGee on drugs, raves, discovering Oasis and dinner with Jimmy Savile

Alan McGee, one of the UK’s independent music scene’s most colourful and influential figures, has released his first ever memoir detailing the highs and lows of a career that left an indelible mark on the history of popular culture in the UK. 

As the founder and owner of iconic independent record label, Creation Records, McGee’s memoir charts an incredible career and sees him open up about everything from discovering Oasis to having his partner ‘pestered’ at a dinner party by Jimmy Savile.

He writes with candour about the raves and excesses which became synonymous with his time at the record label, including his much publicised addiction to drugs and the nervous breakdown which came about as a result of this.

The enduring legacy of bands discovered by Creation Records includes the all-conquering Britpop of Oasis, to the influential noise rock of My Bloody Valentine and Jesus and Mary Chain, through to Primal Scream’s zeitgeist-capturing Screamdelica, which became the unlikely soundtrack to the birth of his daughter, who McGee cites as his greatest achievement.

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