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Mick Jones

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Mick Jones has written, sung, played guitar on, and produced some of the  best-known and loved rock anthems of the past forty years. As the founder of Foreigner, Mick has toured the world several times over performing to millions of people. The author of ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ began his performing career as guitarist for major French pop stars Sylvie Vartan and Johnny Hallyday in France, in the mid-1960s. He joined Spooky Tooth in early 1970, and then after a brief spell with the Leslie West Band founded Foreigner. He wrote ‘Feels Like The First Time’ and ‘Cold As Ice’ in 1977–and the hits continued to roll for the next forty years.

The book, illustrated throughout with classic and previously unseen photos and memorabilia, is told in Mick’s own words. It includes not only tales of music making and touring, but also his thoughts on the records and artists who have influenced him, his prized guitar collection gathered over five decades, and stories of working in the studio with some of the world’s best musicians. 


Published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Foreigner, it details Mick Jones’ life before the band he made into world superstars. The book will only be available here, so register now and be the first to know when it’s on sale.

  • The full story of Foreigner, as told by founder Mick Jones

  • Includes exclusive and classic photographs from the 1960s to present day

  • The only official book celebrating forty years of Foreigner


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Books with extra thrust

Based in London, Rocket 88 are a small team of believers. Believers in music, in art, in history, in stories and in rock ‘n’ roll. But don’t take our word for it – here’s a sample of what artists, fans and reviewers are saying about our previous books. You’ll find even more on our main site.

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“A thing of beauty… flush with new information… it should send any reader dashing back to the music”


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“Beautifully packaged, eruditely written and full of insight … Barrett feels like the ultimate work of art”

Mojo on Barrett
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“The story of Opeth as told by the band, illustrated with rare and previously unseen photos.”




Got questions? we’ve got answers

We’ve posted the answers to the most frequently asked questions below, but you can also ask us anything via email, Facebook or Twitter.


Who’s publishing the book?
The book is being published by Rocket 88, an imprint of the established British book production company Essential Works. Based in London, Essential regularly supplies top quality books to major publishers and to individuals all around the world. You can see some of our books here
When will the book be published?
Publication is planned for 2017.
Where will I be able to get the book?
The book will only be available from Rocket 88.
Will I be able to get the book anywhere else?
Not at the moment, it may be available to order from book retailers after publication but it will always be available at the lowest cost from Rocket88. You will not see it discounted on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.


Where do you ship to?
We have warehouses in the USA, the UK and the EU and ship to most countries around the world.
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