Strange Days

The Adventures of a Grumpy Rock 'n' Roll Journalist in Los Angeles

Author: Dean Goodman

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

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Los Angeles music journalist Dean Goodman sneaks you backstage to hang with righteous reporters, paranoid publicists, and surly stars. "Strange Days" documents unusual encounters with 22 musicians and bands, from a tearful David Bowie and a gloomy Michael Hutchence, to warring members of the Doors, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses and Lynyrd Skynyrd

Street Survivor

Keeping the Beat in Lynyrd Skynyrd

Author: Artimus Pyle

Publisher: Backbeat Books

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Category: Drummers (Musicians)

Page: 304

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(Book). Artimus Pyle, a Marine, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the "Wild Man" of southern rock, is one of the last surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd. He played drums with the band during its seventies heyday. He is the first bandmate to write about the tortuous rise and tragic fall of the Jacksonville hell raisers, offering detailed insights into the band's complex personalities and anthemic music. Packed with anecdotes of booze-fueled violence and destruction, he also lays out the exquisite musicianship and sheer hard work that transformed Lynyrd Skynyrd into one of America's greatest rock 'n' roll bands. It all came to an end on October 20, 1977, when four shows into a world tour to promote its new album, Street Survivors , the band's rickety private plane ran out of gas just minutes from its destination, and crashed into a Mississippi swamp. Artimus survived, but three of his bandmates including leader Ronnie Van Zant did not. Artimus recounts every moment of that flight, as well as the days leading up to the crash, and the years of painful recovery. Remarkably, he would encounter even greater challenges when he was falsely accused of horrific crimes. But Artimus is a survivor with a keen sense of humor, and he continues to perform Lynyrd Skynyrd music with just as much energy and precision as in his youth.

Los Angeles Magazine

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Page: 182

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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.

The Advocate

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Page: 80

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Who was who on screen

Author: Evelyn Mack Truitt

Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 505

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Furnishes brief biographical sketches and lists of screen credits for thousands of film performers, both the famous and the lesser known