Owen Husney, the man who signed Prince, at CD Central

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  • 09 Jul 2018
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SUNDAY, JULY 15 at 11 a.m.

CD Central is pleased to present a reading, slide show of rare photographs, and book signing by Owen Husney, the man who discovered the artist Prince. Husney’s memoir, Famous People Who’ve Met Me, covers the music-related events in his life that led up to meeting the 18-year-old prodigy and signing the biggest record deal in history at the time for a young artist.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase during the event.

Famous People Who’ve Met Me is an outrageous collection of true stories starring oddball characters, behind the scenes gurus, scoundrels, and brilliant superstars in the music business straight out of Minnesota. The unique memoir does more than just recount tales; it’s a true in-depth character study as told through the eyes of musician, agent, concert promoter, and manager Owen Husney. The stories reflect not only his crazy, sometimes dark experiences but also his contributions to the world of music — from Elvis to Al Jarreau, Richard Harris to Yanni, Hendrix to K-Tel, Prince to The Revolution.

“During his lengthy, many-chaptered career as a music business insider, Owen Husney has crossed paths with a host of big names, from Elvis Presley to Yanni. But much of Husney’s just-released memoir, Famous People Who’ve Met Me, concerns his management of Prince, the future music legend who Husney discovered back in 1976.” – Entertainment Weekly

“We’re not going to lie, it’s pretty f***ing good.” – Noisey.vice.com