The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones Paperback
Part of the The Canons series
The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones is the greatest book about the greatest rock 'n' roll band in history.
It is also one of the most important books about the 1960s, capturing its uneasy mix of excess, violence and idealism in a way no other book does.
Stanley Booth was with the Rolling Stones on their 1969 U.S. tour, which culminated in the notorious free concert at Altamont where a fan was murdered.
Taking nearly fifteen years to write, The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones has emerged as 'the one authentic masterpiece of rock 'n' roll writing'.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 576 pages, Illustrations, port.
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 12/04/2012
- Category: Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
- ISBN: 9780857863515
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Review by Richard_Kellum
Follows the Stones on the fated 1969 US tour that culminated in the concert at Altamont. I knew I was in good hands as soon as I read the following early passage, describing the reporters at a pre-tour Stones press conference:"They all appeared to be in their early twenties... dressed in the current style, achieved by spending large sums of money to look poor and bedraggled, like a new race of middle-class gypsies. They ate like gypsies, snatching up cakes and fruit and drinks."Captures not only The Stones at the peak of their world dominance, but also the peak and decline of an era. Wonderful reading.