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Blue Skies and Green Lights: A Tale of Music and Magic of the '50s and '60s Paperback – April 27, 2016
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About the Author
Susan A. Sistare (1973-present) was born in the really small town of Spartanburg, South Carolina, to older parents whose mission in life was to nap as much as possible. She is a teacher, a skydiver, a bodybuilder, musician and cat owner. Her first book, Living In Yen: How NOT to Move to Japan Gracefully, is the first hilarious example of the messes she gets herself in, followed by Cats, Boys, and Booze; Or, How NOT to Find Love in a Really Small Town, the most embarrassing love story ever told. Her fiction novels, The Skydivers' Guardian, is a lovely story of the afterlife, and A Message from Cal: the Complete Runners' Trilogy, is something parents should never, ever read. Her latest book, Blue Skies and Green Lights: a Tale of Music and Magic of the '50s and '60s, is available now on Kindle and in print.
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So I can personally assure you that most of the stories that you'll read in this book, in Mike McCoy's memoirs, are true events that really did happen to Jack. He really did grow up in a tough neighborhood in Wilmington, DE and become a dancer on the Grady & Hurst TV show. He really was a dancer on American Bandstand. And he really did meet and become friends with Ricky Nelson, Freddy Cannon and all the rest. (OK, all the rest except Elvis, Jack once told me that he met 'em all except for Elvis. But that's small potatoes in the grand scheme of this great story!).
I heartily recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about the "music and magic" of being a teen idol and working in Top 40 radio during its formative years, and also to anyone who loves a good story about the value of enduring and inveterate friendship.