In 1963, five clean cut, talented, American college boys, signed up for a chance at the emerging and electrifying sixties rock and roll lottery. The impressive grand prize was international adulation and potential riches beyond any young musician's wildest visions. But the wicked music business licked its' lips, flicked its' tail, and patiently waited. The wait would be brief. Impetuous, and na´ve, the boys hastily signed away their very souls to become what every pimply faced kid within arms reach of a guitar wanted to be, rock and roll idols. From 1964 to 1969, intentionally using the patriotic stage name, "The Five Americans," they managed to muscle their way around the British invasion with five consecutive chart topping singles. Egos soared and groupies gathered as they achieved the impossible. But the toll exacted by the "suit and tie predators" during the group's meteoric rise and the drugs, alcohol, and death after their fall, were beyond anything they could have imagined. In short, the exhilarating road to renown would turn into a highway straight to hell. The fans of "The Five Americans" will be shocked as the book reveals a story that could only now be told. And when the last page is turned, the reader will see the real images behind the clean cut college boys who wrote and performed some of their favorite music of the 1960s. They will also know the depths of human desolation that "success" can bring and yet in the end, the reassuring triumph of the human spirit.
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Book Description Aberdeen Bay, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781608300471
Book Description Aberdeen Bay, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111608300471