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A fascinating insight into one of our greatest musicians. Andy Summers contribution to musical history is huge and this book is one of the great music memoirs of recent time. There is so much Andy Summers had done before The Police even started. In the 60’s he was in London in the middle of the music scene he played with the likes of John Lee Hooker & Ben E King mixed with Eric Clapton & Jimi Hendrix, the list goes on and on. He played in several bands including Soft Machine and Dantalian's Chariot and has plenty of anecdotes to share but it is his obvious passion for music and the guitar that makes this such an absorbing read.
In this intimate and revealing book, world-renowned guitarist Andy Summers provides an honest and insightful account of a life dedicated to music. From his first guitar at age 13 and his early days on the Bournemouth jazz scene, to his relationships and encounters in London and the US with The Money Big Roll Band, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Neil Sedaka, David Essex and Eric Burdon’s second incarnation of The Animals, Summers proves himself a master of telling detail and dramatic anecdote. But, of course, Andy’s early work is only part of the story, and the account of his role as guitarist for The Police – a gig that only happened when, after returning from the US without work and prospects, he found himself on the same London train as Stewart Copeland – is the first full inside story of the band ever published. The heights of superstardom that The Police achieved have rarely been duplicated, and they were rivaled only by the personal chaos that such success brought about, an insight never lost on Andy in the telling. A constantly surprising and poetic memoir, One Train Later is the work of a premier guitarist and a first-class writer.
Publication date: 05/07/2007
Publisher: Judy Piatkus Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||5th July 2007|
|Publisher:||Judy Piatkus Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
|Categories:||Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Rock & Pop music,|
Andy Summers is a Grammy Award winner, an inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Guitar Player Hall of Fame, and was the guitarist for The Police. He lives in California.More About Andy Summers