New York: Perigee Books, 1982. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's illustrated glossy stiff paper wraps.
"It is difficult to see these stars as traitors – harder still to understand that they may have become the enemy. Yet the rock business is a hard-nosed commercial world, with time for idealism and radical visions only if they sell. The stars – our stars? – can't escape it. They are prey to all the vices that a society obsessed with money and power has cultivated for centuries." Gary Herman's tell-all on the seductive successes and tragic failures behind the rockstars of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, covering everything from Elvis Presley's sex life, to drug use by the Sex Pistols to Marc Bolan's tragic fatal car crash. Illustrated with 150 black-and-white photos. Fading to spine, sticker residue to upper panel and old price sticker to back panel. Very good. Item #2869