To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding (is that the right word I wonder?) of the Rolling Stones, NBC Publishing are releasing a very enhanced ebook based on interviews that writer Rona Elliot(former music correspondent of the Today Show) had with Mick and Keith during a break from the band’s legendary Steel Wheels tour, in which they discuss life, The Stones and their views on it all.
This ebook consists mainly of both video and written interviews that Rona had with these two major figures from the world of Rock and Roll, plus video clips and photographs and is a celebration of their enormous contribution to the world of Rock music. A real piece of Rock history…………..
I worked on their first “last” concert.
Many years ago, 1974 to be precise, while I was Production Manager of the Roundhouse Theatre in London, I worked on the first of their “retirement” concerts, and even though I had worked with just about all the Rock bands of that era, working with the Stones was an extraordinary experience in all ways.. The technology they employed, the energy they had on stage, how small Mick actually is and so on was an experience I will never forget, so this ebook is one that I can recommend with no hesitation.
As NBC Publishing say in their press release for this ebook.
With Mick sitting in New York’s Waldorf Astoria clad in an elegant suit, and Keith lounging barefoot in an inside-out T-shirt fresh off his boat in Antigua, the two answer Elliot’s questions on everything Stones, including: whether they knew “Satisfaction” was a hit right away, their disparate reflections on the innocence of their early fans, and whether they see their band as a “family” or a “gang”. Even for die-hard Stones fans who think they know everything about these two icons, these interviews reveal Mick and Keith as never before.
Here is a very short video that should give you a bit of an idea of what you will get when you buy this ebook
Not only video clips
Apart from the written interviews, the video interviews and clips, there are also loads of photos in this ebook, taken by Rock photographers Henry Diltz, Bob Gruen, and Ebet Roberts, plus an original cartoon by New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss.
So, if the Stones are your thing, and you want to get an insight into what these two leading figures in the world of Rock really think about their world and work, this is surely the book for you.
To order (or pre-order as it will be released on 2nd October): iTunes
Important Note!: This book can only be viewed using iBooks 2 or later on an iPad with iOS 5 or later.
A bit about the writer:
Music journalist Rona Elliot has provided intimate looks at the lives of some of rock’s greatest writers and performers including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, U2, Sting, Billy Joel, Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye and Ray Charles. She has been a cultural and musical eyewitness throughout an illustrious career that has included working at Woodstock, the legendary music festival; in the groundbreaking 1970s San Francisco underground radio scene; as VH1’s first-ever news anchor; and for 10 years as the Music Correspondent for NBC’s Today show. She has always offered music fans a unique and first-hand account of those she knew and interviewed, and continues her work as a Board Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, and currently serves on the GRAMMY Museum’s Education Advisory Committee.
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