Exploring the many different aspects of the Rolling Stones, this book covers a little bit of everything Stones related. From answering the many different questions that come up about the Stones and their music, to explaining that special magic blend of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, to even a review of a controversial Stones movie which the author was one of the few to see uncut. Interesting accounts of the hectic lives of the different Stones, including the last week in the life of Brian Jones and what lead to his murder - and was he or was he not fired from the band just weeks before his death; Why Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman left the band; Why Ron Wood was the perfect choice to replace Taylor; and when looking into the band’s personal lives, why Charlie Watts is the only Stone who’s family life is close to normal. Also found in several of the chapters are different lists of songs which explain different avenues including: which songs were and weren’t about drugs; who or what many of their songs were written about; the disputed song writing credits within the band, and a look into their banned songs and albums. There are three concert reviews included, but not the normal kind of review about what is happening up on stage, instead they are written from the fan’s point of view and looks more into all of the excitement taking place in the crowd itself, from the very first row in front of the stage, to all the way up in the nosebleed seats. Then there are over 130 excellent photos of the band that can be found throughout the book, taken during the past 45 years; many of which were shot over 25 year ago - yet never published anywhere before.
About the Author
Keno is a native New Yorker who has lived his entire adult life in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. As both a radio deejay and radio music director in the 1970s and 1980s, he was an early pioneer in programming what eventually became known as Classic Rock music. He is considered an expert on the Rolling Stones and started up one of the very first Rolling Stones fan sites on the internet, which he still runs today; along with starting what is now the longest running Rolling Stones message board on the web, It’s A Gas Gas Gas!. He has written numerous bios on different rock and blues artists and as a jack of all trades - he is also a newspaper columnist and reporter, a web designer, and the official weatherman for Crestone Colorado.