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Rolling With The Stones
     

Rolling With The Stones

by Bill Wyman, Richard Havers (With)
 

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A backstage pass to the Rolling Stones from Bill Wyman, founder of the Rolling Stones.

The Rolling Stones, commonly referred to as the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, epitomize everything that's excessive, lavish, exciting, and powerful about rock music. Now, founding member and bass player Bill Wyman presents an honest and humorous account that serves as

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A backstage pass to the Rolling Stones from Bill Wyman, founder of the Rolling Stones.

The Rolling Stones, commonly referred to as the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, epitomize everything that's excessive, lavish, exciting, and powerful about rock music. Now, founding member and bass player Bill Wyman presents an honest and humorous account that serves as a backstage pass to the band's history, from drug busts, to tax exile, to solo careers. Straight from Wyman's huge personal archive, Rolling with the Stones features previously unreleased letters, photographs, memorabilia, and personal journals. With over 2000 photographs, more than 45 beautifully designed tour spreads, song lists from every show, and biographies on each band member, there is no need for any other Stones book to be written.

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Publishers Weekly
Wyman's obsession makes for a Rolling Stones fan's delight. While this tome has the visual treats of a coffee-table book, categorizing it as such betrays the rich text within. The Stones' bassist for nearly four decades, Wyman appears to have ruined it for all Stones biographers past, present and future. A tireless collector, he offers rare photographs and letters, press clippings, tour posters and record sleeves. And thanks to either reams of diaries or marvelous powers of recall unaffected by decades spent in a hard-partying rock band, he provides copious historical and observational data as well. Wyman, teaming up again with Havers (Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey), gives even short-tenured band mates commensurate face time and portrays the good times, like the band's first visit to America in 1964, and the bad, such as the time Wyman went out to score heroin for a sick-and recently busted-Keith Richards in 1977. Among the memorable photographs are a fit and trim Richards in swimwear on a 1968 Australia tour and a three-shot sequence of Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall and a paparazzo, during which Jagger confronts the shutterbug and ends up on his back on the sidewalk. Wyman shows humility and humor by including his quote from '67: "It's alright leaping about the stage when you're 20, but when you get to 25 or 26 it gets a bit embarrassing." It's too bad the book stops in 1990, when Wyman, well past the age of embarrassment, stopped touring with the band. (Oct.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789499981
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
10.26(w) x 12.08(h) x 1.35(d)

Meet the Author

Bill Wyman was born in London and became a founding member of The Rolling Stones in 1962. He has written several books, including Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, Stone Alone: The Story of a Rock and Roll Band and Wyman Shoots Chagall. In addition to playing with the Stones, he has released solo recordings and formed a new band called Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings.

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