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Sam Cutler was your manager for the Rolling Stones at some if their major gigs in the late 60s. Cutler has now decided it's time to put to rest the myths and legends that have grown up around an infamous event in rock history - the Stones concert in which a Hell's Angel was murdered in front of the stage while the band played on. Also included in this account is Cutler's life managing the Grateful Dead and includes portraits of other stars of the 60s and 70s including Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd and Eric Clapton. An exhilarating, access-all-areas rock'n'roll ride.
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"A riveting rock read." "--Sun-Herald"
"Thoroughly impossible to put down." --"ABORT MAGAZINE"
"[Cutler] writes with great insight and with humor about the antics of the legendary musicians he looked after and having to deal with riot police, groupies, drug dealers, mobsters and promoters, as well as friendships with rock legends like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and former Pink Floyd frontman, Syd Barrett." --Bookviews by Alan Caruba (blog)
"A fascinating historical snapshot not only on the life and heady times of the Stones, the Dead and Altamont, but of the Sixties themselves. As such, it is not to be missed." --blogcritics.org
"[Cutler's] memoir of his time with first the Stones and then the Grateful Dad brings to life hippie-era delights (lots of acid) and an encroaching darkness . . . he unleashes one killer road tale after another." --"Rolling Stone"
"Effortlessly readable, packed with entertaining, sleazy, behind-the-scenes tales." --"Portland Mercury"
"Entertaining, eye-opening memoir . . . the book hits a particularly colourful stride with the Stones' arrival in LA to finish "Let It Bleed" and rehearse for the dates ahead." --"Uncut Magazine" (U.K.)
"A quintessential addition to any die-hard rock and roll fan's bookcase." --Daily Vanguard Online
Sam Cutler was tour manager for the Rolling Stones at some of their major gigs in the late sixties, including the free Altamont, California concert at which a man was murdered by a Hell's Angel in front of the stage while the Stones played on. After the show, Sam was left behind to make peace with the Hell's Angels, the various mobsters and organisations who had taken an overt interest in the event, and the people of America. Cutler has decided that it is time to put to rest the myths and legends that have grown up around this infamous event in rock history and for the first time reveal the truth. Sam survived Altamont and went on to live the ultimate rock and roll dream. This is his own account of the high ol' times he had managing tours for San Francisco band the Grateful Dead - who went on to become the world's most successful live act. Along the way Sam draws intimate portraits of other stars of the psychedelic circus that was the music industry in the sixties and seventies, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Band, the Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd and Eric Clapton. This is an exhilarating rock memoir from someone who has seen - and done - it all.
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Book Description William Heinemann, North Sydney, NSW, 2008. Soft Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Not Applicable. First Edition. Soft cover, first edition, 434g, 295pgs. Biography of Sam Cutler, tour manager for the Rolling Stones at some of their major gigs in the late sixties, going on to manage tours for the Grateful Dead, and drawing intimate portraits of other stars of the music industry in the sixties and seventies. Book is in good condition with mild general wearand tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!! 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # ENTMUS18
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