Who among us would not have dreamed about the opportunity to meet the King of Rock and Roll? The setting in Sam Phillips' house was one of respect even as young boys were running around in a house full of legends in the making. What a beginning for childhood memories growing up in that time and place. John Ryland’s beginning sets the stage for us as we wish we could have been there, and we are off on the musical adventure of a lifetime!
The entire book is an easy read and fascinating story of the Rock and Roll scene relating to radio, records, and concert promotions. The whole music scene began changing in the late 60s into the 70s. Music was taking on a harder edge as The Who, The Stones, and Jimi began making their marks and taking us in different directions. We were all swept up in the new musical directions flowing out of our stereos and radios from Catalina to the Rockies.
And John B. Ryland was in the thick of it all. Available now on Kindle and the paperback. The audio book with John as the storyteller, is available on three CDs with original music and John's narration. To order, please email us.
In honor of Ryland's memoir, musician-composer Jim Stricklan produced this outstanding music video... a must watch.