This fascinating book reveals the buzzy life of a 50s/60s South Coast Rock Band of the Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, Beatles era.
Foreword by Duane Eddy
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Readers Letters'The coolest little book I've seen in ages'
I was informed of your book by Steve Russell, the keeper of the fantastic vintage Hofner guitar website. He posted that he enjoyed it thoroughly. Sounded exactly like my kind of read, so in spite of being a Yank, I purchased it.
Being a pro bassist for the past 37 years (using one of my many Hofner Beatle basses) along with having lots of friends and pen pals in the UK, I had no problem with the native tongue!
Just wanted to drop in and thank you for the coolest little book I've seen in ages!
All the best,
I've just bought a copy of your book 'The Sandstorms' and want to say what an excellent read!
A real 'blast from the past' for me. Your book is a seriously good read! It made me laugh so much too! Thank you very much!
Just finished reading your book - & jolly enjoyable it was too. We were both honoured with having lived through exceptional, enjoyable, and most memorable times.
What an amazing book - I have read it "3 times" just in case I missed the tiniest detail.
I could go on forever about your book - which I have to everyone that has crossed my front door!!
Thank you Roger for reminding me of a wonderful part of our life! You have restored my faith in my memories!!!!
I read your Sandstorms book and couldn't put it down. Even though I wasn't there, I felt like I was.
All the best
Congratulations on your book! I am something of a collector of books about 1960's