Steve Katz's Blood, Sweat, and My Rock 'n' Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a PDF

By Steve Katz

On paper Steve Katz’s profession competitors anyone’s other than the Sixties’ and ’70’s largest stars: the Monterey Pop competition with the mythical Blues undertaking, Woodstock with Blood, Sweat & Tears, or even generating rock’s such a lot celebrated velocity addict, Lou Reed. there have been international excursions, and his résumé screams “Hall of reputation” — it won’t be lengthy prior to BS&T are on that poll. He has 3 Grammies (ten nominations), 3 Downbeat Reader’s ballot Awards, 3 gold documents, one platinum checklist, and one quadruple platinum platter (the moment Blood, Sweat & Tears album), let alone 3 gold singles with BS&T. All jointly, he’s offered with regards to 29 million documents. He had affairs with well-known woman folks singers, made like to Jim Morrison’s female friend Pam whilst Jim was once under the influence of alcohol and abusive, partied with Elizabeth Taylor and Groucho Marx, dined with Rudolf Nureyev, conversed with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Tennessee Williams, frolicked with Andy Warhol, jammed with each person from Mose Allison to Jimi Hendrix, and was once instructed to get a haircut through either Mickey Spillane and Danny Thomas.

But his memoir is extra Portnoy’s Complaint than the lurid party-with-your-pants-down memoir that has turn into the norm for rock ’n’ roll books. It’s a good and private account of a lifestyles on the fringe of the spotlight—a privileged vantage element that earned him a piece extra objectivity and earnest outrage than loads of his colleagues, who have been too a long way into the scene to put any sincere witness to it. Set in the course of the Greenwich Village folk/rock scene, the Sixties’ such a lot celebrated venues and live shows, and in the back of closed doorways on overseas excursions and grueling studio classes, this can be the not going tale of a rock superstar as nerd, nerd as rock famous person, a pleasant Jewish boy who obtained to take a seat on the cool kid’s desk and rating the new chicks.

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