By Duke Fakir with Kathleen McGhee Anderson
Spanning over decades, this is the remarkable, heartfelt memoir from Abdul ‘Duke’ Fakir, the last surviving member of The Four Tops. Amidst a backdrop of Detroit, I’ll Be There features revealing anecdotes from the group’s formation, their early days as backup singers for the likes of Jackie Wilson, and their years working with Berry Gordy at the legendary Motown Records.
With era-defining number ones like ‘I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)’ and ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There’ came stardom and also a more enduring reward: the love of four men who become tighter than brothers. Together they comprise one of the most celebrated R&B groups of all time. But remarkable musical success didn’t spare Fakir the pain of marital distress, soured investment deals, struggles with sobriety and the sudden loss of his brothers, all of which he covers in this confessional, unmissable book.
'Touching, affectionate memoir... Duke Fakir's recollections are engaging throughout, but most thrilling in their evocation of '60s Detroit... this is a feel-good story' Mojo, 4*
‘[An] honest, uplifting, and beautiful book’ Airmail
'An authentic and honest story... a stunning account of Duke Fakir’s life and the legacy of the Four Tops.' Common Reader
Publication Date: 05.05.22
Extent: 240 pages
Format: Hardback & eBook
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