Frank: The True Story That Inspired the Movie
In the late 1980s Jon Ronson was the keyboard player in the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band.
Frank wore a big fake head. Nobody outside his inner circle knew his true identity. This became the subject of feverish speculation during his zenith years. Together, they rode relatively high. Then it all went wrong. Twenty-five years later and Jon has co-written a movie, Frank, inspired by his time in this great and bizarre band.
Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie is a memoir of funny, sad times and a tribute to outsider artists too wonderfully strange to ever make it in the mainstream. It tells the true story behind the fictionalized movie.
Author: Jon Ronson
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Page Count: 80pp
Size: 5.5 x 8 x .5
Date of Publication: June 26, 2014