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  posted on 12/7/2005 at 02:12 PM
So I'm looking into getting a book for the holidays and I'm going back and forth between Chuck Leavell's book or Bill Graham's book. Does anybody have any thoughts on either of these two?

 

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  posted on 12/7/2005 at 02:57 PM
I thought this was going to be one of those either- or things. You know - Listening to Chuck Leavell or having sex with Billy Graham. Oh! BILL Graham. Well that's different. Never mind.

 

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  posted on 12/7/2005 at 03:15 PM
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I thought this was going to be one of those either- or things. You know - Listening to Chuck Leavell or having sex with Billy Graham. Oh! BILL Graham. Well that's different. Never mind.
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  posted on 12/7/2005 at 03:44 PM
I loved Chuck's book because I love Chuck and it gave me an insight into what a real human being he is.

On the other hand, the bio on Bill Graham is a story starting with his escape from the Holocaust as a child; his work as a waiter in the Catskills resorts of New York (where he learned what pleases people, what people need, what they want, how to go the extra mile) to his life in the music business. It's a fascinating read.

Oh yeah, I forgot to put in a shameless plug for Willie Perkins' No Saints, No Saviors on the early days as the road manager of the ABB.

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  posted on 12/7/2005 at 05:05 PM
Be good to yourself and get both! I can't say which is better, I loved both books, and Willie's book too.

 

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  posted on 12/7/2005 at 08:42 PM
The Bill Graham book will tell you about when the Dead dosed Bill the first time. That was a pretty funny story. I really enjoyed the book.

On a related note, has anyone read the book recently released from the manager of the Doors? I believe his name is Danny Sugarman.

 

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  posted on 12/7/2005 at 09:34 PM
I recently read the Bill Graham book and enjoyed it. I have not yet read Chuck's book. I borrowed the Bill Graham one from the library, so if you can, do that and buy Chuck's book.

Buy Willie's book as well. I just read my autographed copy on Thanksgiving weekend.

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  posted on 12/8/2005 at 08:24 AM
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The Bill Graham book will tell you about when the Dead dosed Bill the first time. That was a pretty funny story. I really enjoyed the book.

On a related note, has anyone read the book recently released from the manager of the Doors? I believe his name is Danny Sugarman.


Do you mean "No One Here Gets Out Alive" or is there another book out there? If it is, it's an oldie not a newbie.

 

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Do you mean "No One Here Gets Out Alive" or is there another book out there? If it is, it's an oldie not a newbie.


No, this one is called "Wonderland Avenue." It is the follow up to "No One Here Gets Out Alive." I believe it is more along the lines of Sugerman's biography. I believe it was published this year.

 

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  posted on 12/8/2005 at 08:29 AM
I enjoyed the Bill Graham book - very informative about a tough survivor and his support of the burgeoning rock & roll music scene... greatly missed man.

 

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  posted on 12/8/2005 at 01:49 PM
Try Joe Jackson's "A Cure for Gravity"--very entertaining, the struggles of a talented musician looking for some direction--he doesn't record "Is She Really Going Out With
Him" until page 248 or something...that title came from a line in the Shangrilas' '60's hit "Leader of the Pack" btw. also btw, Ronnie Spector is playing a club in atlanta on
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  posted on 12/8/2005 at 01:53 PM
Wonderland Ave has been out for a while...read about how Sugarman boinked Pamela Courson after Jim died...oh joy.

 

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  posted on 12/10/2005 at 11:25 AM
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Wonderland Ave has been out for a while...read about how Sugarman boinked Pamela Courson after Jim died...oh joy.




Maybe I'll skip that one. Pamela died from an overdose only a few years after MoJo Risin. She had a rough time with Jim and drugs and I don't relish reading about Sugarman's exploiting her in the least. He was supposed to be their friend, wasn't he?

 

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