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Atlanta teenager Billy Randolph’s life takes a drastic turn when his father hires a new yardman named John Henry. Billy is musically talented, but his father, a wealthy radio station owner, has sheltered him, exposing him to classical and “soft” music exclusively. John Henry, a former DJ and singer, arrives with an amazing collection of rock-and-roll records and a vast knowledge of music. Billy and his friend, Dash, are immediately mesmerized when they hear the music coming from John Henry’s apartment above the garage. John Henry happily shares his music and knowledge with the boys and their friends, and soon there are dramatic changes in store for Billy, his family, and his friends.
If you love music and a good story, you must read And Tell Tchaikovsky the News.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this book is more deeply satisfying than my favorite movie on the subject, Jack Black's, School of Rock. The story's endgame is satisfying on a much broader and deeper level than my beloved movie.
Robert has written at least two other books I like, now there's a third up there with them. Those too young for the song catalog might struggle, just a wee bit, but a music lover of any age will get a charge out of And Tell Tchaikovsky the News. Read it, before they make the movie.
While you're waiting for the film to come out, you could listen to the masterfully selected set-list. Each song feeds color, momentum and insight to the journey.
I love that old time Rock and Roll, and so does Robert Lamb.
Quick read for the few days without Bowl Games - enjoy!
Can't wait to see what you write next!