Tuesday, December 15, 2009

LET IT BLEED: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
LET IT BLEED

The Rolling Stones, Altamont,
and the End of the Sixties
by ETHAN A. RUSSELL

ABOUT THE BOOK:

LET IT BLEED takes you where no Rolling Stones book has before. Author and photographer Ethan Russell was one of only sixteen people--including the Rolling Stones--who made up the 1969 tour. He was with them in their hotel rooms, at rehearsals, and on stage. He tells the story of this monumental and historic tour firsthand, including recollections from band members, crew, security, and other sixties icons--like Abbie Hoffman and Little Richard--they met along the way. And he also includes amazing photos of the performers who toured with the Stones that year: the legendary Tina Turner and B. B. King. Through vivid quotes taken from his interviews with the band and crew, and through more than 220 revealing photographs, Russell takes you behind the scenes for an uncensored look inside the Rolling Stones' world at the end of the sixties. It was an idealistic time, with an overarching belief that music could bring us all together. But the events that led to the terrible violence and stabbing death at Altamont would change rock and roll forever.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ethan Russell is a multi-Grammy nominated photographer and director. He is the only photographer to have shot album covers of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who. Ethan produced music videos with Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, kd lang, Rosanne Cash, Hank Williams, Jr. and Randy Travis, among others. He is also an award winning creative director and the author of Dear Mr. Fantasy (Houghton Mifflin 1985).


REVIEW:

For myself, who is a "child of the 60's", this brought back so many memories. I am not even a huge Rolling Stone fan but loved the book. It is an amazing look at the Stones 1969 tour, documented by photographer, Ethan Russell. Having traveled with them and been there, the reader gets to see behind the scenes photographs and read interviews that most have never seen or read before. Going backstage with the band, you see the frenetic as well as the professional side of what they did...and still do! You feel like you were there upon reading and viewing these emotional interviews and pictures.

The concert on December 6, 1969, in northern California at the Altamont Speedway is brought back in stark reality of went on that night through these pictures and first hand descriptions. I remember seeing it first hand on television reports but for those too young to have seen this, the book will let you understand the impact of this event. Having hoped for another Woodstock, what everyone, especially the Stones, got was a tragedy. With the Rolling Stones finishing the concert that had the fans in a frenzy as they were following some phenomenally famous groups already up, they never expected the violence that would occur and the fatal stabbing as everything broke loose. Over 300,000 had hoped for a California Dreaming type peace and wound up instead with a concert that is now simply known as the infamous Altamont. The photographs are real and intense, and many personal. This is a coffee table book that will definitely start a conversation going no matter who is there or their age.

GIVEAWAY


THANKS TO KELLY AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I
HAVE FIVE COPIES OF THIS
AMAZING BOOK TO GIVEAWAY!


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42 comments:

Bethie said...

I was born in 1969, so I really don't remember the tour. My father was a police officer and worked security at one of the concerts. He always tells the story. He said he never saw women go so crazy.

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fredamans said...

I can't actually comment on this event, but as for the Rolling Stones, love them to bits!! I think we all grew up listening to them and have favorites songs!
They just rock!

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holdenj said...

Wow, my age is showing too, but the other direction...I haven't even heard about this Altamont Speedway tragedy. Looks like a very interesting book and with the longevitiy of the Stones, will be of interest for quite some time!
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Angie said...

Their music was so much a part of my teenage years, I would love the book.

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I follow the blog but do not subscribe (my fiend at bookjourney actually introduced me to your site)

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Linda K said...

I grew up with the stones..teenager when they came to America first. I have always loved their music

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I entered the Debbie Macomber giveaway


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g.g. said...

I remember it as I was in school but not much about it then...it was the years that followed as it was always brought up and clips of what happened were shown. I believe Mick tried to get them to stop.


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Benita said...

I've always loved The Stones and their music. Sounds like a really good book.

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Lee P said...

I was too young to be at Altamont, but I do know that it was really violent with the Hells Angels being security. I love the Rolling Stones and I bet this book has some awesome pictures. Thank you for this very nice giveaway.

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Kathryn20000 said...

I grew up with them in my era(1966)but they were still hot in the early 70s! I still have several records of thiers.rollerskating at skateland to thier music eons ago:)
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Glenn said...

I like a few selected songs by the Rolling Stones but am much more of a fan of other bands of that era like The Who and Led Zeppelin. My sister in law likes the Stones a lot, so I would give this to her if I'm one of the lucky winners. Thanks for the giveaway.

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

I definitely was not old enough to remember the tour but I do know that my older brother is a huge fan and used to make me listen to the Rolling Stones over and over. I would never let him know, but I enjoyed listening to them as well as he did.

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FrankSandy said...

The Rolling Stones reminds me of my youth.

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catss99 said...

The first thing that comes to mind with the Rolling Stones is my dad! He absolutely loves them. In fact, my mom just got him an ice cube tray with the infamous rolling stone's lip shapes. He's been to a ton of their concerts and has a lot of memorabilia. I've never seen them live though.
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DCMetroreader said...

I am a huge Stones fan -- have seen them in person several times and always love them!

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