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The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones

by Stanley Booth

Chicago Review Press | May 1, 2000 | Trade Paperback |

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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 1968. 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 Speedway—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 called—by Harold Brodkey and Robert Stone, among others—the best book ever written about the sixties. In Booth's new afterword, he finally explains why it took him 15 years to write the book, relating an astonishing story of drugs, jails, and disasters.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: May 1, 2000

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1556524005

ISBN - 13: 9781556524004

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The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones

by Stanley Booth

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: May 1, 2000

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1556524005

ISBN - 13: 9781556524004

About the Book

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 1968. 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 Speedway--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 called--by Harold Brodkey and Robert Stone, among others--the best book ever written about the sixties. In Booth's new afterword, he finally explains why it took him 15 years to write the book, relating an astonishing story of drugs, jails, and disasters.

From the Publisher

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 1968. 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 Speedway—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 called—by Harold Brodkey and Robert Stone, among others—the best book ever written about the sixties. In Booth's new afterword, he finally explains why it took him 15 years to write the book, relating an astonishing story of drugs, jails, and disasters.

About the Author

Stanley Booth is the author of Rythm Oil: A Journey Through the Music of the American South and Keith: Till I Roll Over Dead. He has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Playboy. He lives in Brunswick, Georgia.

From Our Editors

 

The greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world has been making music for more than 30 years now. Although the Rolling Stones are not the force they once were, their legacy lives on, certain to inspire generations to come. The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones is the first full account of their heady years in the '60s and early '70s. Written by longtime friend of the band Stanley Booth, this book picks up with the Stones just before Brian Jones was found dead in his swimming pool in the summer of 1968. From there Booth takes us through the tragedy that was Altamont, which was for many the violent end of the '60s dream. The '70s began and the Stones continue rolling along breaking more records and even more rules. This is the most in-depth account of the band that had a profound effect on than more than one generation.

Editorial Reviews

"Stanley Booth's book is the only one I can read and say, 'Yeah, that's how it was.'" -Keith Richards"The one authentic masterpiece of rock 'n' roll writing." -Peter Guralnick, author of Careless Love and Last Train to Memphis"No wo
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