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Keyboard Presents Classic Rock by Ernie Rideout

Keyboard Presents Classic Rock

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Keyboard Presents Classic Rock by Ernie Rideout

Keyboard Presents: Classic Rock brings out the stories behind the hits on drive-time radio, as told by the keyboard-playing artists and sidemen who created them. What was Billy Joel thinking when he wrote 'Piano Man'? Who played the pounding piano on the Doobie Brothers' 'China Grove'? What was it like to back up Jim Morrison in the Doors? How did synthesisers create the sound of Genesis? It's all here: the gear, the songs, the road stories, and the inspiration behind some of the greatest songs of the '60s, '70s, and '80s by Chicago, Deep Purple, Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers, Blood, Sweat and Tears Steve Winwood, the Grateful Dead, and many more.

About the Author

Ernie Rideout was playing classic rock long before it was classic.As the former editor in chief of Keyboard magazine, he got to know many of the greatest rock musicians, and he brings his personal experience and musicianship to everything he writes about.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2010


Ernie Rideout

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Backbeat Books an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation


250 pages


Rock & Pop music



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