50 Licks: Myths And Stories From Half A Century Of The Rolling Stones by Peter Fornatale50 Licks: Myths And Stories From Half A Century Of The Rolling Stones by Peter Fornatale

50 Licks: Myths And Stories From Half A Century Of The Rolling Stones

byPeter Fornatale, Bernard M Corbett

Paperback | February 26, 2013

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Behold the Rolling Stones: run-ins with the law, chart-topping successes, and now the World's Greatest Continually Operating Rock and Roll Band. 50 Licks tells the story of the Stones, right from its very origins.

On July 12, 1962, London's Marquee Club debuted a new act, a blues-inflected rock band named after a Muddy Waters song-the Rolling Stones. They were a hard-edged band with a flair for the dramatic, styling themselves as the devil's answer to the sainted Beatles.

A young, inexperienced producer named Andrew Loog Oldham first heard the band at a session he remembers with four words: "I fell in love." Though unfamiliar with such basic industry practices as mixing a recording, he made a brilliant decision-he pitched the band to a studio that had passed on the Beatles. Afraid to make the same mistake twice, they signed the Stones, and began a history-making career.

This is just one of the fifty classic stories that make up 50 Licks, each named for a different Stones song. Many are never before told, some are from exclusive interviews-including with elusive bassist Bill Wyman-and all are told by the people who lived them. Part oral history, part memorabilia, this fiftieth anniversary book is the Stones album every collector will need to have.

Pete Fornatale was an award-winning broadcaster and author, and a fixture on the New York radio scene for four decades. 50 Licks was his final book.Bernard M. Corbett is the radio voice of Boston University hockey and Harvard University football. He is the author and co-author of fifteen books. He lives in Stoneham, Massachusetts, and ...
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Title:50 Licks: Myths And Stories From Half A Century Of The Rolling StonesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10.02 × 7.03 × 0.9 inPublished:February 26, 2013Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1608199215

ISBN - 13:9781608199211

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"Pete Fornatale offers 50 classic stories from 50 years of the Rolling Stones, many never heard before, and some exclusive interviews with, amongst others, former bassist Bill Wyman." -Choice (UK)"A highly entertaining read that'll give [fans] a deeper appreciation of the band's legacy." -Publishers Weekly"[A] nice look at the Stones as musicians, celebrities, and young men growing to maturity in the public eye." -Booklist