On Sale: October 8, 2012
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From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated
autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who... is
a Londoner and a Mod.... wanted The Who to be called The
Hair.... loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling
dope" Elvis.... wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a
dancer and a graphic designer.... became a musician,
composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor,
sailor.... smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by
accident.... heard the voice of God on a vibrating bed in
rural Illinois.... invented the Marshall stack, feedback and
the concept album.... once speared Abbie Hoffman in the neck
with the head of his guitar.... inspired Jimi Hendrix's
pyrotechnical stagecraft.... is partially deaf in his left
ear.... stole his windmill guitar playing from Keith
Richards.... followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a
pool and nearly died.... did too much cocaine and nearly
died.... drank too much and nearly died.... detached from
his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died.... helped
rescue Eric Clapton from heroin.... is banned for life from
Holiday Inns.... was embroiled in a tabloid scandal that has
dogged him ever since.... has some explaining to do.... is
the most literary and literate musician of the last 50
years.... planned to write his memoir when he was 21....
published this book at 67.
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