Rolling With The Stones by Bill Wyman

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A backstage pass to the Rolling Stones from Bill Wyman, founder of the Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones, commonly referred to as the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, epitomize everything that's excessive, lavish, exciting, and powerful about rock music. Now, founding member and bass player Bill Wyman presents an honest and humorous account that serves as a backstage pass to the band's history, from drug busts, to tax exile, to solo careers. Straight from Wyman's huge personal archive, Rolling with the Stones features previously unreleased letters, photographs, memorabilia, and personal journals. With over 2000 photographs, more than 45 beautifully designed tour spreads, song lists from every show, and biographies on each band member, there is no need for any other Stones book to be written.
 

About Bill Wyman

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Bill Wyman was born in London and became a founding member of The Rolling Stones in 1962. He has written several books, including Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, Stone Alone: The Story of a Rock and Roll Band and Wyman Shoots Chagall. In addition to playing with the Stones, he has released solo recordings and formed a new band called Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings.
 
Published October 21, 2002 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. 512 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Rolling with the Stones by Bill Wyman Dorling Kindersley £30, pp512 'I have been offered an excellent opportunity in the entertainment world,' Mick Jagger wrote in a letter to Kent Education Authority in 1963, having decided after much deliberation to leave his degree course at the London School ...

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Wyman, teaming up again with Havers (Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey), gives even short-tenured band mates commensurate face time and portrays the good times, like the band's first visit to America in 1964, and the bad, such as the time Wyman went out to score heroin for a sick—and recently busted—Kei...

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Entertainment Weekly

Now, while Jagger is out milking nostalgia, Bill Wyman, the Rolling Stones' bassist from 1962 to 1993, has come forth with Rolling With the Stones, a comprehensive scrapbook that includes discographies, rare record sleeves, ultrasleazy posters, endless iterations of the band's labial logo, precis...

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Variety

As he did with his previous Blues Foundation Award-winning study, "Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey," Wyman infuses this history with passion and an appreciation for the magic that happens in the studio and in front of an audience.

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