Richard and Fred Fairbrass, better known as Right Said Fred, scored a global Number 1 hit in 1991 with their debut single ‘I’m Too Sexy’, selling 30 million albums, being showered with industry awards, and earning plaudits from admirers such as Madonna and Prince.
Before that breakthrough, though, the brothers spent over a decade in London and New York, trying to make it in the music industry. Fred played guitar with Bob Dylan and Richard played bass in several David Bowie videos, with the brothers appearing on stage with Joy Division and Suicide, and on film with Mick Jagger.
Once fame hit, the good times rolled, the substances mounted up and the groupies formed an orderly queue, but it wasn’t long before the brothers realised that fame and fortune is not for everyone.
Still Too Sexy is their story, with a foreword by the legendary stunt motorcyclist Eddie Kidd, OBE.