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Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey free pdf In this evocative and personal history of the blues, Rolling Stone Wyman pays tribute to the musicians who inspired him and whose music he took around the world. Location shots of smoky juke joints, railroad stations, and highways combine with detailed maps to bring the Blues alive. Photos. Illustrations.

About Bill Wyman

William George Wyman was born in London and joined The Rolling Stones in 1962. The following year Charlie Watts joined the group and the legend was born. The band was later described by Geoffrey Cannon as "Perverted, outrageous, violent, repulsive, ugly, tasteful, incoherent. A travesty. That's what's good about them." Bill is now the owner of The Ripple Group of companies and the London-based Sticky Fingers restaurant. He has also become known as an author, having written three books. The first was his autobiography Stone Alone: The Story of a Rock and Roll Band, (1990). Next, he created Wyman Shoots Chagall, (1998), a charming, limited-edition book that presented a selection of informal photographs taken by Bill of the late artist Marc Chagall. Each Wyman Shoots Chagall book included a CD of classical music entitled The Chagall Suite, which was written and arranged by Bill Wyman and Mike Batt. Finally, in September 2001, DK Publishing is releasing Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey: A Journey to Music's Heart and Soul. Wyman's solo recordings include Monkey Grip, Stone Alone, Bill Wyman and (Si Si) Je Suis un Rockstar, which reached the top 20 in several countries. In 1985, Wyman gathered Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Andy Fairweather-Low, Chris Rea, Paul Rogers and Jimmy Page together in the studio, calling them Willie and the Poor Boys, and recorded an album to raise money for ARMS (The Multiple Sclerosis Charity). Wyman also recorded a second album, Willie and The Poor Boys Live, with Gary Brooker and other musician friends. Bill Wyman has also been seen in several films, including Sympathy for the Devil, Gimme Shelter, Ladies and Gentlemen and Rolling Stones, Let's Spend The Night Together, Digital Dreams and Rolling Stones in IMAX, Larger Than Life. Bill wrote the soundtrack for the film Green Ice and contributed to the soundtracks for two Dario Argento films. Bill's restaurant Sticky Fingers -- which an American critic called, "The San Lorenzo of burger restaurants" -- has recently reached its eleventh anniversary and over the years has won a variety of high profile awards, including The Sunday Times (London) award for Best Hamburger of 1999. In 1996, in conjunction with his co-writer Terry Taylor, Bill Wyman decided to form a new band who would play a mixture of jazz and blues -- music which first inspired Bill to pick up a bass guitar. The band, whose members include Georgie Fame, Albert Lee, Martin Taylor and Gary Brooker, became Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. The Rhythm King's first album Struttin' Our Stuff was released in 1997 and the second Anyway The Wind Blows in 1998. Anyway The Wind Blows was met with great reviews from magazines such as Q and Mojo and stormed to the top five of the Jazz and Blues album charts resulting in a successful UK tour. Groovin', The Rhythm Kings third album, was met with rave reviews in the UK, where it reached number 1 on the Jazz

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Author : Bill Wyman
Publisher : DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Data Published : 01 August 2001
ISBN : 0789480468
EAN : 9780789480460
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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