One of the most entertaining live bands ever to take the stage, the Allman Brothers Band defined the meaning of live rock and roll. But despite nearly a half-century of massive success, no one has ever told the inside story of the band and the brothers behind it. For the first time, rock icon Gregg Allman tells the full, unflinching tale of his life on stage and off, from becoming rock royalty, to his string of failed marriages including his marriage to Cher, to his decades-long struggle with drugs and alcohol. In his unforgettable voice, Allman offers a vivid portrait of growing up with his brother, Duane, in the 1960s South, a place of uneasy racial and cultural transformation, where a new sound emerged - the sound of slide guitar comingling with keyboards and wailing vocals: the sound of the Allman Brothers. Yet with success came tragedy, including Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley's deaths, a year apart, in motorcycle accidents. For decades substance abuse plagued Gregg, and though he eventually overcame his demons, in 2010 he required a life-saving liver transplant. Gregg Allman opens up about these struggles and more, detailing the hardships, the personality clashes, and ultimately the joy that went into making some of the most electrifying rock and roll ever recorded. Documenting an era in which Southern music came alive, he holds nothing back in this essential volume eagerly awaited by every fan of good, old fashioned rock 'n' roll.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Descrizione libro William Morrow, 2012. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: For the first time, rock music icon Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the full story of his life and career in My Cross to Bear. No subject is taboo, as one of the true giants of rock 'n' roll opens up about his Georgia youth, his long struggle with substance abuse, his string of bad marriages (including his brief union with superstar Cher), the tragic death of brother Duane Allman, and life on the road in one of rock's most legendary bands. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0062112031
Descrizione libro William Morrow, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0062112031
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria 0062112031BNA
Descrizione libro William Morrow, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110062112031
Descrizione libro U.S.A.: William Morrow, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. Signed in person by Gregg Allman directly on the half title page (not the pre-signed on a "tipped in" page bound in by the publisher). NOT signed to anyone. A photo of Gregg Allman at his book signing event will be included with the signed book. First edtion, First printing with full number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Hardcover. Book is BRAND NEW and UNREAD, opened only for signing. No marks, no inscriptions. Not a book club edition, not an ex-library. Dust jacket is new, not price-clipped, in a removable, protective clear clover. This is a beautiful autographed first edtion for collectors. Makes a great gift. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 000739