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Maybe I Should've Stayed In Bed: The Flipside of the Rock'n'Roll Dream

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ISBN: 9781789520538
AuthorLeonard, Deke
Pub Date25/11/2021
BindingTrade PB
Pages276
CountryGBR
Dewey782.421660
Quick overview A new edition of this much loved and remarkable book, first published in 2000 (ISBN 9781900711098). It is the story of Welsh tearaways saved from a life of crime by the benign influence of rock'n'roll - they bought guitars and formed a band.
€22.04

A new edition of this much loved and remarkable book, first published in 2000 (ISBN 9781900711098)

Deke, paralysed by pre-performance nerves on the day of his first gig, refused to get out of bed. He was dragged out, frog-marched to the venue and forced to perform. This proved to be the first reluctant step in a lifetime spent in pursuit of the rock'n'roll dream. He didn't regret a moment, but now and again, sitting in the freezing cold, broken-down van o some god-forsaken motorway at three o'clock in the morning, he sometimes asked himself - 'Maybe I should've stayed in bed?'

A prequel to Rhinos, Winos and Lunatics this book charts the origins of the legendary Welsh band Man. It is the story of Welsh tearaways saved from a life of crime by the benign influence of rock'n'roll - they bought guitars and formed a band, Encounters with Gene Vincent and Johnny Kidd fuelled their ambition and off they went in search of the rock'n'roll dream. They found it in the murky coal towns of South Wales. They found it in the fleshpots of Hamburg. They found it in the car park of Sandown Racecourse. It wasn't quite like they'd imagined it but, as Deke said, 'it'll do until something better comes along.'

The book will be an inspiration for those who wish to become rock'n'roll stars, but have no musical talent to speak of.

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A new edition of this much loved and remarkable book, first published in 2000 (ISBN 9781900711098)

Deke, paralysed by pre-performance nerves on the day of his first gig, refused to get out of bed. He was dragged out, frog-marched to the venue and forced to perform. This proved to be the first reluctant step in a lifetime spent in pursuit of the rock'n'roll dream. He didn't regret a moment, but now and again, sitting in the freezing cold, broken-down van o some god-forsaken motorway at three o'clock in the morning, he sometimes asked himself - 'Maybe I should've stayed in bed?'

A prequel to Rhinos, Winos and Lunatics this book charts the origins of the legendary Welsh band Man. It is the story of Welsh tearaways saved from a life of crime by the benign influence of rock'n'roll - they bought guitars and formed a band, Encounters with Gene Vincent and Johnny Kidd fuelled their ambition and off they went in search of the rock'n'roll dream. They found it in the murky coal towns of South Wales. They found it in the fleshpots of Hamburg. They found it in the car park of Sandown Racecourse. It wasn't quite like they'd imagined it but, as Deke said, 'it'll do until something better comes along.'

The book will be an inspiration for those who wish to become rock'n'roll stars, but have no musical talent to speak of.

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