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Stanley Booth

Stanley Booth is the author of The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones, Keith: Till I Roll Over Dead and Rythm Oil: A Journey Through the Music of the American South. He has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire and Playboy, among other publications. He wrote the first serious articles about Elvis Presley and Otis Redding in 1967 and won the Playboy Best Nonfiction Award for his 1970 piece on Furry Lewis. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Red Hot and Blue
Red Hot and Blue (4 Formats) ›
By Stanley Booth
Trade Paper Price 19.99

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Published May 2019

This collection of over 50 years of writing about the South and its music by Stanley Booth, one of the undisputedly great chroniclers of the subject, is a classic, essential read. Booth's close contacts with many of the musicians he writes about provide a gateway to truly understanding the music and culture of Memphis and other blues strongholds in the South. Subjects include Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, William Eggleston, Ma Rainey, Blind Willie McTell, Graceland, Beale Street and much more.
The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones
The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones (4 Formats) ›
By Stanley Booth, Foreword by Greil Marcus
Trade Paper Price 18.95

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Published Oct 2014

Stanley Booth, a member of the Rolling Stones' inner circle, met the band just a few months before Brian Jones drowned in a swimming pool in 1968. He lived with them throughout their 1969 tour across the United States, staying up all night together listening to blues, talking about music, ingesting drugs, and consorting with groupies. His thrilling account culminates with their final concert at Altamont Speedway—a nightmare of beating, stabbing, and killing that would signal the end of a generation's dreams of peace and freedom. But while this book renders in fine detail the entire history of the Stones, paying special attention to the tragedy of Brian Jones, it is about much more than a writer and a rock band. It has been called—by Harold Brodkey and Robert Stone, among others—the best book ever written about the 1960s. In Booth's afterword, he finally explains why it took him 15 years to write the book, relating an astonishing story of drugs, jails, and disasters. Updated to include a foreword by Greil Marcus, this 30th anniversary edition is for Rolling Stones fans everywhere.
The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones
The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones (4 Formats) ›
By Stanley Booth
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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Published May 2000

Stanley Booth, a member of the Rolling Stones’ inner circle, met the band just a few months before Brian Jones drowned in a swimming pool in 1968. He lived with them throughout their 1969 American tour, staying up all night together listening to blues, talking about music, ingesting drugs, and consorting with groupies. His thrilling account culminates with their final concert at Altamont Speedway—a nightmare of beating, stabbing, and killing that would signal the end of a generation’s dreams of peace and freedom. But while this book renders in fine detail the entire history of the Stones, paying special attention to the tragedy of Brian Jones, it is about much more than a writer and a rock band. It has been called—by Harold Brodkey and Robert Stone, among others—the best book ever written about the sixties. In Booth’s new afterword, he finally explains why it took him 15 years to write the book, relating an astonishing story of drugs, jails, and disasters.