Rolling Stones: The Origin of the Species: How, Why and Where It All Began

Rolling Stones: The Origin of the Species: How, Why and Where It All Began

by Alan Clayson
     
 


The early history of the Rolling Stones—long shrouded in myth and confusion as a result of 40 years of the rock and roll lifestyle—is made clear in this concise account. Chronicling the band members from boyhood through the band's first record, cut in 1963, this biography contains rare photographs and never before published interviews with family members…  See more details below

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The early history of the Rolling Stones—long shrouded in myth and confusion as a result of 40 years of the rock and roll lifestyle—is made clear in this concise account. Chronicling the band members from boyhood through the band's first record, cut in 1963, this biography contains rare photographs and never before published interviews with family members as well as every member who played with the band prior to the recognized line-up—including pre-Watts drummers Erky Grant and Mick Avory; Mick Jagger’s cousin, Rick Huxley; early Stones member Dick Taylor; and Phil May, a schoolmate of Jagger and Richards and member of The Pretty Things. Every aspect of the band’s development is explored, from their recording sessions to landing on the music charts, in this myth-shattering musical history.

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"[Clayon's] knowledge of the period is unparalleled and he's always unerringly accurate."  —Q magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842403891
Publisher:
Chrome Dreams
Publication date:
07/01/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author


Alan Clayson is a rock journalist and the author of several books including Backbeat, The Beatles Box, and Led Zeppelin: The Origin of the Species. His articles have been featured in such publications as The Guardian, The Independent, MojoRecord Collector, and The Times.

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