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Read this, only book I've had time to read this year - loved it, but it was possibly too brief. Possibly.




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Just finished John Barylick's "Killer Show", the story about the deadly fire that was started when the band Great White used pyros in a small crowded club. The book also includes details on how Barylick and other lawyers helped get the victims their due money.
Excellent book.
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^ that sounds great (sad too, of course) - I've also started reading a Prince bio. Interesting guy Smile
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I always had the impression he was a workaholic type.
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Originally posted by js js wrote:

I always had the impression he was a workaholic type.


Very much so - the amount of unreleased stuff, by account of the book, is insane. He must never stop.
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I've been reading a lot of musician bios and auto bios recently, including:
Ellington
Monk
George Clinton
Herbie Hancock
Bill Bruford
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Originally posted by js js wrote:

I've been reading a lot of musician bios and auto bios recently, including:
Ellington
Monk
George Clinton
Herbie Hancock
Bill Bruford


Ace! What's the Hancock one like so far? (Or did you finish it? :) )
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It was okay, not my favorite, but not bad either. There were a few surprises, such as he had a bad dependence on crack for a while.
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Ah, I didn't know that either!

What was the title - I might do some research, compare it to some others, thanks John :)
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The book is titled "Possibilities", its a quick easy read. He's kind to most of his past fellow musicians, but takes a few digs at Wynton.
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Ace, I'll check it out - extra interested in it now that I know he was involved in the writing. Will check out the bigs at Wynton too!
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Currently reading "The Chitlin Circuit and the Road to Rock n Roll".
This book tells the story about a chain of off-the-radar (sometimes illegal) small clubs in the rural southern US in the 1940s where African Americans transformed (out of necesiity and misfortune) jazz into rock n roll, its very interesting reading.
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