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By Steve Katz

On paper Steve Katz’s occupation opponents anyone’s other than the Nineteen Sixties’ and ’70’s largest stars: the Monterey Pop pageant with the mythical Blues undertaking, Woodstock with Blood, Sweat & Tears, or even generating rock’s such a lot celebrated pace addict, Lou Reed. there have been international excursions, and his résumé screams “Hall of status” — it won’t be lengthy sooner than BS&T are on that poll. He has 3 Grammies (ten nominations), 3 Downbeat Reader’s ballot Awards, 3 gold files, one platinum list, and one quadruple platinum platter (the moment Blood, Sweat & Tears album), let alone 3 gold singles with BS&T. All jointly, he’s offered just about 29 million documents. He had affairs with well-known lady folks singers, made like to Jim Morrison’s female friend Pam while Jim was once inebriated 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 all people from Mose Allison to Jimi Hendrix, and used to be informed 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 develop 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 section extra objectivity and earnest outrage than loads of his colleagues, who have been too a ways into the scene to put any sincere witness to it. Set in the course of the Greenwich Village folk/rock scene, the Sixties’ so much celebrated venues and concert events, and in the back of closed doorways on overseas excursions and grueling studio classes, this can be the not likely tale of a rock celebrity as nerd, nerd as rock megastar, a pleasant Jewish boy who acquired to sit down on the cool kid’s desk and rating the recent chicks.

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