From “Message In A Bottle” to “Walking On the Moon,” the second album by the Police captured their particular brand of punk-jazz … in a bottle (pun intended).
From Sammy Davis, Jr. to Miriam Makeba, Bono and Joan Baez – these intimate books turn the life of a musician inside out. The experience ain’t what you might think it is.
Janet Jackson lifts Satie. Elvis sings Martini. The Stones raided the Renaissance. And let’s not even get started with the Beatles, who regularly tapped the classical music well.
Guitarist-author Jeffrey Lee Campbell made his TV debut on “Saturday Night Live.” This excerpt from his memoir “Do Stand So Close: My Improbable Adventures As Sting’s Guitarist” recounts one night filled with fire drills, bad equipment, sake and a nervous run-in with an idol.