(author, Lee Myself and I)
In 1999, having spent the previous five years working as a freelance PR and running City Slang Records’ (Lambchop, Tortoise, Calexico) UK office, Wyndham Wallace was hired as UK publicist for Lee Hazlewood, the man behind Nancy Sinatra’s evergreen “These Boots Are Made For Walking”. Over the next eight years, leading up to Hazlewood’s death from kidney cancer in 2007, Wallace became the legendarily reclusive singer, songwriter and producer’s confidante, manager, and even collaborator, and Lee, Myself & I: Inside The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood (Jawbone Press) tells the touching but true story of what it’s like to meet your hero, befriend him, and watch him die. Along the way, Wallace has captured the complex personality of a reclusive icon whose work helped shape the American pop-cultural landscape and continues to influence countless artists today.
Wyndham Wallace moved to Berlin in 2004, where he works as a music journalist (contributing to Classic Pop, Uncut, The Quietus and more), an occasional travel writer and photographer, a music consultant (for the forthcoming one-camera-one-take Victoria, which picked up a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2015) and a subtitler of German movies. Lee, Myself & – described by Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie as “a must read for all fans of Lee Hazlewood” and by Dorian Lynskey (33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs) as a “vivid, poignant … biography wrapped in a memoir” – is his first book.