Setting out to write a book on the Rolling Stones or The Beatles is no easy feat--what is there still left to say? Not much, unless you were there with the Stones and
The Beatles on the road and in the studio and saw from the inside how these two legendary bands functioned.
The author, Ronnie Schneider,
is the nephew of Allen Klein: the man who kept the books for both the Stones and
The Beatles and the person who would ultimately managing both bands. Schneider started out by working in Kleinís accounting office and eventually worked up to the point where he was overseeing the Stones on tour.
This is an amazing story and provides a lot of insight and secrets you never knew about Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Schneider talks about life on the road, in the hotels, onstage, and much more. There is a fascinating account of the Stones free show in Altamont and the ensuing debacle that followed.
If you think youíve read everything there is to know about the Stones and The Beatles, you havenít--not until youíve read this one.