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Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story 1st Edition
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"Touched by Magic will give you the true feel of a cult hero. A story people should know, and finally get to learn about it." --Stone & Double T, WXRX, Rockford, IL
"Touched By Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story will give fans the journey into Tommy Bolin's life they always wanted to take." --Keith Roth, The Electric Ballroom Radio Show
About the Author
- Item Weight : 13.8 ounces
- Paperback : 264 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0578003171
- ISBN-13 : 978-0578003177
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Greg Prato; 1st Edition (December 13, 2008)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #444,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Too bad Jimmy Page couldn't swoop him up like Bad Company was added to his label back in the day!
Greg thanks for teaching me more about a guitar player that never should have left us...
Peace and God bless,,,
David R. Czarnecki
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By the time of his passing at the age of twenty five, other than bands he had been in, Tommy Bolin had been in the backing bands of the likes of Albert King, Albert Collins, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, etc and recorded a number of mind blowing albums with Zephyr, Energy, Moxy, Billy Cobham, Alphonse Mouzon and his own solo work. Tommy was touted as the next Jimi Hendrix. He was respected by the latter as well as Jimmy Page and he is cited as an influence by Jeff Beck!
Touched By Magic, unlike other biographies is a collection of interviews from Tommy Bolin himself as well as people who knew him in one capacity or another. Greg Prato has undertaken the gargantuan task of splicing the interviews from innumerable protagonists into a coherent story that allows itself to be read seamlessly. Each chapter is devoted to one of the major projects Tommy Bolin has worked on in chronological order.The music and events around the various projects are dissected in considerable depth; and through this analysis the reader also gets to know who Tommy Bolin, the man and musician was.
Touched By Magic is a great way to get acquainted with Tommy Bolin and his music. Another way to appreciate Tommy Bolin is to actually listen to his music! Below is a nomenclature of selected recommended listening in the vast Tommy Bolin catalog:
* TOMMY BOLIN - Teaser (Hard Rock)
* DEEP PURPLE - Come Taste The Band (also features David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes)
* ALPHONSE MOUZON - Mind Transplant (Jazz Rock Fusion)
* BILLY COBHAM - Spectrum (Jazz Rock Fusion)
* THE JAMES GANG - Miami (Hard Rock)
* ZEPHYR - I (Psychedelic Blues)
* TOMMY BOLIN - Energy (Improvisational Hard Rock)
So the material is interesting and if you care about the Tommy Bolin story then you will learn much from this book. Just wish it had a narrative!