Graham Forbes loved to play guitar, whether it was with local rock groups pillaging village halls or on the big stages of the world with the Incredible String Band. But, like so many others, he enjoyed the gigs, groupies, and booze too much. At 27, he found himself back in Glasgow, completely unemployable, with an empty bottle of tequila in his hand and a huge bank overdraft looming over his head. Realizing his mind was like an out-of-control fireworks display, Forbes noticed there were hills nearby and decided to go for a quiet walk. It was the beginning of a journey that would transform Forbes completely, taking him from singing songs for for line-dancers to building one of the most successful removal companies in Britain. Rock and Roll Mountains weaves its way through wild sex, drugs, and rock tours to glowing sunsets on some of the most beautiful summits in the world. It describes how Forbes used lessons learned clinging terrified to frozen ice faces to run his company and win his battle against the drink.
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Graham Forbes was a member of the Incredible String Band, whose peak period was between 1967 and 1972. He now divides his time between Glasgow and Florida.Review:
"'His irrepressible, self-deprecating sense of humour shines through in every page - in between the hair-raising ice climbs, the snatches of mountaineering history and more personal musings. An enormously amiable and entertaining read'." The Scotsman "'Extreme sport, fear and survival...a real page turner, written with humour, emotion and raw observation'." Scots Magazine "'Reading this book was more fun than climbing Everest!'." Alan Hinkes "'There has never been a book about mountains quite like it...reels off funny anecdotes and one-liners at an electrifying pace'." Glasgow Herald "'They toured the Highlands in search of gigs, girls and booze...a roller coaster that takes you from hard rock to a hard place - and back again'." Daily Record
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Book Description Mainstream Publishing, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11184018969X