The ultimate fly-on-the-wall rock memoir, by the roadie who worked with some of the biggest names in the business
Super roadie Tappy Wright was there when The Animals formed and recorded their anthem House of the Rising Sun. He was there when then-unknown guitarist Jimi Hendrix played to a handful of people in a smoky club and recorded one of his biggest hits, Hey Joe, the next day. And he was there when pop superstar Tina Turner and her fiery husband Ike Turner went on their first ever tour of the UK.
Tappy Wright has seen it all and done it all, and pulls no punches in this explosive book, which is packed with sensational first person stories and revelations about some of the most revered rock icons of the 60s and 70s. Other legends who appear in Rock Roadie include Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Jayne Mansfield, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Liza Minnelli. This is the autobiography that every music fan on both sides of the Atlantic will want to read!
Funny, revealing and scary in equal parts, Rock Roadie blows open the world of rock and roll, by an insider who was there backstage, and includes an explosive revelation about Jimi Hendrix’s death that will shock his millions of fans. (18 September 2010 will be the 40th anniversary of Hendrix’s death).
A Spoken Word Performance world tour, based on the book, premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August, and a TV documentary is currently in negotiation.
Tappy Wright divides his time between Florida and his native Whitley Bay, near Newcastle. Rod Weinberg is a veteran music biz manager and promoter.