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Download Symphony for the Devil: The Rolling Stones Story epub

by Philip Norman

Clearing away the hype, myths, and legends surrounding the Rolling Stones, the author provides a fresh, objective, and sometimes shocking view of the men, their music, and their world
Download Symphony for the Devil: The Rolling Stones Story epub
ISBN: 0440184290
ISBN13: 978-0440184294
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Music
Author: Philip Norman
Language: English
Publisher: Dell (September 1, 1985)
ePUB size: 1825 kb
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Rating: 4.2
Votes: 602
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This is the best biography I have read regarding the Rolling Stones. It covers their story up through the 1981 tour and is a fair and balanced assessment of the Stones. The Brian Jones years were the most fascinating and this bio covers this period thoroughly. The primary characters (Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Andrew Loog Oldham) were fascinating and this book does a great job describing their personality traits as well as the complex interaction and relationships between these four individuals. In particular, the author describes Keith’s appearance and persona as “wolfish”; an apt description if there ever was one. Secondary characters are covered as well (Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Anita Pallenberg, Marianne Faithful, and Allen Klein) and their role in the Stones story helps enhance this biography. Although it ends in the 1980’s this shouldn’t dissuade Stones fans from reading this book as the most interesting years for this band occurred in the 1960’s and 1970’s. If you haven’t read a bio on the Stones, this is the one to get.
Trashy book with the usual bashing of the late, great Brian Jones!
I have been a fan of this group since '65 and this is one of the best books written on the band. Unfortunately, it does not cover the group's entire career--rather it leaves off in the mid-80s. However, it does cover the Brian Jones time period (which is the most pertinent since this is when their best work was done in my opinion). Facinating reading and extreemly informative--great for learning of the beginings of the Stones and what drove them to be the greatest rock and roll band in the world! If I can recommend a few of my favorites along with this book it is Stone Alone (who better to tell the story than an insider), Our Own True Story by The Rolling Stones (if you can find it--it was published in '65 and out of print for over 30 years), Dancing With the Devil by Stanley Booth and (of course) A Life on the Road.
very good book. recommend it!