Peter Allen led a classic show business life. His performances at the height of his career in London, New York and Los Angeles were nothing less than spectacular, drawing rave reviews, cult crowds and an ever-increasing network of friends which boasted Bette Midler, Richard Gere and Harry Connick Jnr.
With "talent" stamped all over him and a jump-start, whirl-wind marriage to Liza Minnelli, Allen had a one-way ticket to the Big Time. What could be further from his humble beginnings in country Australia than the legendary performances in his heyday that, as one critic wrote, "would have scandalised any decade other than the 70s"?
An insider's look at the man - his fame, image, artistry and survival. Stephen MacLean follows the fascinating and complex trajectory of Allen's stardom through interviews with the people who knew and loved him the most.