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I Was The King Of Spain

I Was The King Of Spain

Griff Griffiths


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Middle son of gypsy witch and a West London car dealer, born into a very well known, close knit, large family from Notting Hill - I was a market trader, tyre fitter, professional musician, artist, entrepreneur, furniture dealer, gilder, property portfolio, professional comedian, model, sports therapist, songwriter, producer, freemason, father. Lifelong mental health sufferer, massive breakdown left me suicidal, in an institution believing I was the king of Spain.
Documented are tales from emergency operation to avoid arm amputation after being hit twice by the same car, to a bizarre 25k drug deal involving armed Arabs, Beatles photographer, Bob Freeman and Led Zep frontman, Robert Plant in a Marrakech street market, to sexual encounters with one of Kid Creole's Coconuts after a Pet Shop Boys Hollywood party, to business dealings with the Kray Brothers, to reggae band, ASWAD breaking up a fight with 80s heart-throb, Rick Astley in the foyer of a Gibraltar hotel, to a plane load of statue funded Russian football hooligans helping me find true love in Spain, to saving the life of one of the rapper duo SALT & PEPPER at a London smash hit party, to starting and selling a successful business, fooling experts in the world of antiques, to having a gap decade, then another five years off, currently drumming in a Status Quo tribute band and a Jam tribute band. Along with movie man, Mark Williams, Griff is responsible for the punk/new wave documentary Are They Hostile.

ISBN : 978-1-80074-795-1

Published: 24/11/2022

Pages : 206

Size : 205x140

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

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