Bobby Gillespie to release Tenement Kid autobiography

Bobby Gillespie performing with Primal Scream @ Webster Hall, NYC (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

Bobby Gillespie performing with Primal Scream @ Webster Hall, NYC (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

Bobby Gillespie broke into the music world behind the drums for The Jesus And Mary Chain in the mid-80s before his huge success out front with Primal Scream.

Bobby Gillespie will tell the story of his formative years in Glasgow when his autobiography Tenement Kid is published on October 28th.

“The publisher Lee Brackstone has been hassling me for years to write a book,” Gillespie says.

“I always rebuffed him with some excuse or the other. At the beginning of 2020 I wanted to challenge myself creatively and do something I had never done before.”

“I didn’t want to write another rock record, I’d done plenty of those, so, I decided to write a memoir of my early life and worked on it all through the summer, autumn and winter of 2020 and here it is.”

“It is titled Tenement Kid as I spent the first ten years of my life living in one. I am very proud of it. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.”

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