NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rolling Stones recently announced
to the world and their millions of fans that they are going on tour and
releasing a well anticipated new CD. On October 28, 2002, DK Publishing
released ROLLING WITH THE STONES by Bill Wyman and Richard Havers (Hardcover,
$50.00), the real inside story of life in the world's most famous rock 'n'
roll band -- told by the two men who remember it best. Now, Richard Havers,
one of the world's leading music historians is available to shed light on this
fantastic musical group and touch on their legendary status today.
Richard Havers is available for interviews nationwide via phone. For further
information or to request an interview, please contact
ROLLING WITH THE STONES is a stunning visual tour of the author's personal
archive of memorabilia, collected over 30 years as the band's bass player.
Not only has Wyman kept detailed diaries since childhood, but since the
Stones' early days in the 1960's he has obsessively collected everything
pertaining to the band: manuscripts, press clippings, stage outfits,
instruments, posters, play lists, private photographs and more.
Illustrated with more than 3,000 photographs, ROLLING WITH THE STONES is
the first complete all-access biography of the band from the inside. From
their births, to their early days as a struggling rhythm and blues outfit, to
the heyday of their stadium-filling celebrity, this book tells the story of
Mick, Keith, Charlie, Brian, Stu, Woody, Mick Taylor, and of course, Bill, as
they courted adversity, took risks, and generated more media hysteria than any
other band before or since.
ROLLING WITH THE STONES also includes quotations from hundreds of Stones
insiders, friends, family and fans whose memories evoke time and place and
explain the forces that shaped this most celebrated band. Wyman's honest and
humorous narrative, mixed with Richard Havers' objective commentary, details
all of the key moments in the band's history, including drug busts, love
affairs, courtroom dramas, tax exile, and solo careers.
The ultimate book about the ultimate rock band, ROLLING WITH THE STONES is
a must have for any fan looking to come away with more then just a t-shirt.
About the authors:
Richard Havers spent 20 years working in the airline industry, most
recently as Vice President Europe for Continental Airlines. In 1989,
approaching the age of 40, he decided he needed to pursue his passion for
music. He began working in advertising, writing and producing over 2000 ads,
jingles, and sound-a-like recordings for radio and television. He has produced
in-flight radio shows for airlines and launched one of Turkey's first
commercial radio stations. He has also produced concerts for artists such as
Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys, Chicago, and America. Richard and Bill have
been friends for a number of years and first collaborated on the TV series and
book of Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, and won the Blues Foundation's "Keeping
The Blues Alive" Award For Literature in 2002. Havers lives in the Scottish
borders with his partner Christine
Bill Wyman was born in Southeast London and joined The Rolling Stones in
1962. He has written three books: Stone Alone: The Story of a Rock and Roll
Band, Wyman Shoots Chagall, and Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey. In addition to
playing with the Stones, he has released solo recordings and formed a new band
called Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, with whom he has released four acclaimed
albums. He lives with his wife and three daughters in London.
ROLLING WITH THE STONES
By Bill Wyman with Richard Havers
Publication date: October 28, 2002
SOURCE DK Publishing