The Beat of Different Drums
Leaving glam rock stardom to discover past lifetimes


John Richardson


The story of one man’s journey from the world of fame and excess as drummer and founder member of 70s glam rock band the Rubettes to his discovery of the mystery of lives before birth and after death.

The book
John Richardson, co-founder of one of Europe’s most popular 70s pop groups, traces his life from childhood in Essex, through phenomenal success in the music business, to finding his vocation as alternative healer, past-life therapist and spiritual teacher. Readable, in places hilarious, and told with disarming candour and humanity.

With sales topping 30 million records, the Rubettes still have a worldwide following. Richardson’s story of his discovery of the mysteries of reincarnation, inner peace and yoga will appeal to his fans and interest all who are spiritually curious. He is a tireless traveller, entertainer, musician and public speaker, packing concert halls and lecture rooms wherever he goes.

The author
John Richardson achieved fame as founder member, drummer and vocalist for seventies Glam Rock band The Rubettes, penning many of their hits. In 1983 he left The Rubettes to concentrate on a career in alternative medicine and past life therapy. John now tours with the re-formed Rubettes and teaches mantra yoga.

Publication Spring 2012
Price £9.99
ISBN 978-0-9561846-5-8
Subject Autobiography
Size B format paperback
Extent 240 pages