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Smithsonian Rock and Roll by Bill Bentley

Smithsonian Rock and Roll

Smithsonian Rock and Roll by Bill Bentley
Oct 24, 2017 | 216 Pages
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    Oct 24, 2017 | 216 Pages

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“For the better part of five decades, Bill Bentley and I have been listening to the music of the spheres together, and these visuals are a thrilling roadmap to where we’ve been and, one hopes, where we’re going.”

—Billy F Gibbons, ZZ Top

“Within minutes of meeting Bill for the first time back in the early ’80s, we found ourselves talking about Joe Tex’s ‘The Love You Save’ and Roky Erickson’s ‘Don’t Slander Me’ in the same paragraph. I knew right there and then that he’d always be a voice to which I would attend.”

—Elvis Costello

“Bill Bentley is that rare breed: a music industry insider who actually knows and loves music. Within these pages lurk fantastic images of everyone from Bob Dylan to the 13th Floor Elevators, many of them previously unseen. Buy this book!”

—Jimmy McDonough, author of Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography and Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green

“If rock and roll was a planet, Bill Bentley would be the head astronaut and Smithsonian Rock and Roll would be the operator’s manual. This is a trip worth checking out.”

—Wayne Coyne, the Flaming Lips

“Bill Bentley is a music mensch.”

—Lou Reed

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