Rolling With The Stones By Bill Wyman with Richard Havers
'There is no denying The Rolling Stones' position as the greatest rock 'n'
roll band of all time.' - Women's Wear Daily, 1975
'God - if I commit suicide I'm gonna miss the next Stones album.'
- Patti Smith, 1976
'The combination of music and sex was something I had never encountered in any
other group.' - Andrew Loog Oldham, 1963
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 Cristina Occaso (646) 674-4049 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Price: $50.00 Pages: 512 ISBN: 0-7894-8967-8
SOURCE DK Publishing
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