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Book details
  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:Genres & Styles / Rock
  • Language:English
  • Pages:160
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543903645

Lake Shore Drive

Stories of the Road and Tales of the Tropicana

by Skip Haynes

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A docu-fictional, darkly humorous account of life on the road with a touring band during the musically tumultuous and extremely elevated 1970's.
Lake Shore Drive is a series of stories from rock n' roll experiences spanning over 30 years on the road. These are stories you couldn't make up. Bank robbers, midgets, insane practical jokes, multiple personalities, indecent exposure, transexuals, Hollywood, elephant turds, hookers and of course, DRUGS! Geographically he stories cover the entire country from Chicago to New York to Los Angeles to San Francisco and places in between. The three main characters are a composite (sometimes) as are the minor players. There are real people, clubs and places freely interspersed amongst them. Each story was refined by years of telling them onstage. There are cops, infamous clubs, robbers, bands, and of course Drugs. Names have been changed to protect everyone. It's an easy read and is lots of fun. It's rock n' roll in the seventies on steroids – and it's very funny. Each story has a lesson in the offing. The stories are totally insane yet a good time was had by all as will you. Check it out, it might give you some ideas for your weekend's festivities. Kids, don't try this at home. We were professionals.
About the author
Skip spent over thirty years on the road as a performer. First as a single act and then with the Chicago Folk rock band Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah. He has written over two hundred songs and has recorded over twenty albums. He is the composer and lead vocalist on the classic rock song Lake Shore Drive. The song is included on the sound track of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. II. Skip also owns the Laurel Canyon Animal Company, a Los Angeles based record label that creates music about, for and with animals. Skip has written two other books. "The Book of Rehab", a do-it-yourself, self-help individual drug rehab program and "Waiting for Rosie", which is the story of a coyote Skip tracked, trapped and rehabilitated in his Laurel Canyon neighborhood. He was an associate art director for the GRAMMYS for eight years. He was born in Chicago and now lives in L.A. where he creates music, books and is extensively involved as an advocate for environmental causes and oversight of city government regarding over development in the Hollywood Hills.