Life on the Road: The Incredible Rock 'n' Roll Adventures of Dinky Dawson

Life on the Road: The Incredible Rock 'n' Roll Adventures of Dinky Dawson

by Dinky Dawson, Carter Alan
     
 
Life on the Road captures the excitement, experimentation, and enthusiasm of rock's most explosive era. In this unforgettable memoir, Stuart (Dinky) Dawson takes us on the road with such rock and roll legends as the original Fleetwood Mac, The Byrds, Steely Dan, the Kinks, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, and

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Life on the Road captures the excitement, experimentation, and enthusiasm of rock's most explosive era. In this unforgettable memoir, Stuart (Dinky) Dawson takes us on the road with such rock and roll legends as the original Fleetwood Mac, The Byrds, Steely Dan, the Kinks, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, and the J. Geils Band, among other stellar musical artists.

Offering rare, personal, and often insightful glimpses into the unruly reality of life on the road, Dinky provides behind-the-scene views of such after-hours escapades as Fleetwood Mac's introduction to America by the Hell's Angels, as well as their involvement in the notorious Grateful Dead drug bust in New Orleans; life lived helter skelter in Los Angeles with Terry Melcher and The Byrds during the Charlie Manson murders; drawing extra amps from the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison for a Joan Baez concert; and traveling and recording with Lou Reed during the drug-fueled days of 'Berlin' and 'Rock and Roll Animal.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823083442
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.01(d)

What People are saying about this

John McVie
Remembering is one thing. Bringing back sordid and lurid tales of riotous, drug-induced sexual escapades is quite another! Where are they? -- Fleetwood Mac
Walter Becker
It wsa the best of times. It was the worst of times...hell, it was the Seventies. Dinky remembers it all, the highs and the lows....what a guy. -- Steely Dan
Peter Wolf
Dinky recalls a period when most of us who were there don't even remember we were there. -- J. Geils Band
Denny Dias
This book is great. It brings back memories of things long forgotten and tells me things I never knew though I was there. Now I remember the smell of the Rainbow. Thanks. -- Steely Dan

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