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Free Deke Leonard book download

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:49 am
by M Heatley
Hope this is of interest to some of you on here - at least it has stopped me lurking and kicked me into posting action.




Land Of My Fathers: Welsh Guitarists ... B00MPXOMRW

Deke Leonard is the author of two autobiographical books about his life

in rock'n'roll in the 1960s and 1970s, and also of The Twang Dynasty, a

personal take on influential guitarists.

South Wales in the 1970s spawned some excellent rock music and well known guitar players such as Dave Edmunds, Andy Fairweather Low and Micky Jones, not to mention Leonard himself.

In this excerpt from The Twang Dynasty, Leonard talks about the Welsh

guitarists closest to him with his usual mix of wit, humour and pathos

regarding those no longer with us.

With a brand new foreword by Deke.

Deke Leonard new book

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:47 am
by M Heatley
This might be of interest to anyone who frequented the Hope & Anchor back in the late 70s.

Maximum Darkness: Man On The Road To Nowhere is the third book in Deke Leonard's autobiographical trilogy after Maybe I Should've Stayed In Bed and Rhinos, Winos & Lunatics. It picks up his epic journey in 1977 as he fights to resurrect his solo career, chronicles Man's re-formation in 1983 and follows their battle to reclaim their status as one of the world's leading acid-rock bands up until his departure. Highlights include Deke giving guitar lessons to Ten Years After's Alvin Lee, crossing swords with Wishbone Ash and lecturing the Animals' Eric Burdon on stagecraft - tales told with his inimitable style and customary dry wit. Smokey Robinson, Ian Dury, Phil Lynott, Walter Egan and Tina Turner are among the other characters in a fascinating and often rib-tickling story.

Re: Free Deke Leonard book download

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:04 pm
by Adam Blake
Thanks. I saw Man many times in the mid 70s and always enjoyed them.