Before I Get Old - by Dave Marsh (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 8.03 Inches (H) x 5.43 Inches (W) x 1.57 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 448
Genre: Music
Sub-Genre: Genres & Styles
Publisher: Plexus Publishing
Theme: Rock
Format: Paperback
Author: Dave Marsh
Language: English
Street Date: December 14, 2021
TCIN: 83996811
UPC: 9780859655637
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-4946
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

This revised and updated edition of Before I Get Old: The Story of the Who stands as one of the best books ever written about rock'n'roll. This is the first in-depth biography of the band, containing every inch of the fascinating, shocking, hilarious and provocatively relevant material that makes up The Who and their wild lives and careers.

Book Synopsis

After best-selling Rolling Stone writer Dave Marsh was invited by Pete Townshend to write a history of legendary band the Who, he spent three years investigating and researching their story. The result is the first in-depth biography of the band, discarding the myth and nonsense which has become so much a part of the usual Who coverage. Before I Get Old tells the story of not one but six personalities - guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, drummer Keith Moon and singer Roger Daltrey plus their original managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp. It describes the group's origins in the steamy nightlife of London, charts their meteoric rise to fame, and describes the creation of the rock opera Tommy which turned them into superstars. Here is the pathos, the laughter, the crazy world they worked in, the drugs, the destruction, the vandalism, the debts, the multi-million-dollar tours, and of course the music. In short, this story contains every inch of the fascinating, shocking, hilarious, and provocatively relevant material that makes up the Who and their wild lives and careers. Before I Get Old is essential reading, an exhaustive study of an exhausting band, who have always lived up to their legend.

Review Quotes

  • 'Dave Marsh's Before I Get Old: The Story of the Who, remains the best Who book for its blend of reportage, musical analysis and cultural perspective, and stands as the most controversial.' - Greg Kot, Rolling Stone
  • 'Dave Marsh's exhaustive and enjoyable study of The Who's life and times...tells you all you need to know about what drove The Who, a group who spent their entire career on the cusp of things, straddling R&B and Mod, Mod and heavy rock, heavy rock and punk, and rarely fitting comfortably... Marsh has written a reverent, intelligent and keenly readable account.' - Mojo
  • 'Before I Get Old: The Story of the Who is certainly the most exhaustive and informed book ever written on the group.' - Mick Brown, The Guardian

    About the Author

    Dave Marsh founded Creem magazine at the age of nineteen. He was the Newsday rock critic from 1973 to 1974, before joining Rolling Stone as an associate editor and columnist in 1975. He went on to become a best-selling author and has also contributed to a wide variety of New York-based and national publications, chiefly on his specialist subjects of rock 'n' roll and sports.
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    Estimated ship dimensions: 1.57 inches length x 5.43 inches width x 8.03 inches height
    Estimated ship weight: 1.2 pounds
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