Who I Am
A MemoireBook - 2013
Spanning his entire life, the founding member of The Who presents a candid memoir that reveals his struggles with drugs, sex, and the ghosts of his troubled past, while detailing the band's meteoric rise to international fame.
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.
Spanning his entire life, the Rock & Roll legend and founding member of The Who presents a candid biography that reveals his struggles with drugs, sex and the ghosts of his troubled past, while detailing the band's meteoric rise to international fame and fortune. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.) 400,000 first printing.
From Library Staff
My favorite band of all time, the Who, released my favorite album of all time, "Who's Next", which contains my favorite song of all time, "Won't Get Fooled Again", in 1971. 1971!! Geez, that's dinosauric.