A story of three generations destroyed by drink, drugs and bohemian life. George Lambert served as a war artist in Palestine and Gallipoli, and became Australia's leading painter. His son Constant founded the Sadlers Wells ballet, and Kit Lambert managed the pop group, The Who, and was murdered....
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The Lamberts Reviews
Incredibly entertaining book! Family history of Lambert addictive and tragic. The most interesting character for me was the son of Constant's Kit (1935-1981). I did not know before that he was gay (as we know, his father was very fond of women). Unfortunately, their life was short...
The great Lamberts: sort of fucked up and beautiful. The grandfather was a portrait painter, his son was a well-known composer, and the grandson... was the manager of the Who!My main interest in this book is the Who's manager Kit Lambert - he also produced the classic Who records up to 'Tommy.' In fact he told Pete Townsend to write something much longer like .... an opera.Drug addict, champagne drinker, gay and an elegant waste, Kit was a remarkable character in British rock n' roll. Not always rich, but always looked wealthy. Also worked with his (non-sexual) partner in crime Chris Stamp, the brother of the great Terence....
Interesting but amazingly depressing as all three men ended their lives in alchoholic or drug-fueled hazes. I enjoyed learning more about George and Constant - especially Constant's involvement in British ballet in the 1940s.