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The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones
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The Canons (16)
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Biography & Autobiography. Music. Nonfiction. HTML:
Stanley Booth, a member of the Rolling Stones' inner circle, met the band just a few months before Brian Jones drowned in a swimming pool in 1969. He lived with them throughout their 1969 American tour, staying up all night together listening to blues, talking about music, ingesting drugs, and consorting with groupies. His thrilling account culminates with their final concert at Altamont Speedwayâ??a nightmare of beating, stabbing, and killing that would signal the end of a generation's dreams of peace and freedom. But while this book renders in fine detail the entire history of the Stones, paying special attention to the tragedy of Brian Jones, it is about much more than a writer and a rock band. It has been calledâ??by Harold Brodkey and Robert Stone, among othersâ??the best book ever written about the sixties. In a new afterword, Booth explains why this book took fifteen years to writeâ??an astonishing story of drugs, jails, and dis
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)782.421660922The arts Music Vocal music Secular Forms of vocal music Secular songs General principles and musical forms Song genres Rock songs History, geographic treatment, biography Biography Collected biography
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