Rollaresque : The Rakish Progress of the Rolling Stones Hardback
London 1962. Five young hooligans have formed a band and are on a collision course with the austere and intolerant values of post-war Britain.
From their beginning in a scummy flat off the Kings Road to the notorious Redlands scandal, this is the anarchic rollercoaster ride of the Stones' first five years.
We follow our heroes in a rags-to-riches romp of sex, scandal, mischief and uproarious behaviour as they challenge the establishment, invent the archetype of the rebellious, parent-scaring rock star lothario and, eventually, receive their comeuppance from the powers that be.
Presented with the audacious wit and bawdy humour of a vintage novel, complete with Dickensian illustrations, Rollaresque celebrates the young Stones in the grand English literary tradition of lovable rogues.
This is the music biography reinvented as a ripping yarn.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/08/2015
- Category: Music
- ISBN: 9780091958350