New PDF release: A Stray Cat Struts: My Life as a Rockabilly Rebel

By Slim Jim Phantom

In June 1980, 19-year-old James McDonnell (known as slender Jim Phantom) boarded a aircraft from big apple urban to London together with his adolescence associates and bandmates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker. In below a 12 months, they went from being homeless, hungry, and residing in punk rock squats to the toast of the London tune scene.

The Stray Cats built a signature sound and magnificence that swept the world over, published multiplatinum albums, and have been embraced and befriended by means of vintage rock acts just like the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, in addition to unique punk heroes resembling the intercourse Pistols, the Damned, and the conflict, and rock-and-roll originators Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. After ten years of marriage to actress Britt Ekland, narrow Jim moved down the hill to sundown Strip, the place his son used to be raised and he owned the world-famous rock-and-roll bar Cat membership whereas carrying on with to play with a number of famous musicians.

Slim Jim, a veteran of the London and l. a. tune scenes, recounts in his memoir not only the Stray Cats' upward thrust yet a distinct kind of lifestyles spent within the higher echelon of rock-and-roll stardom.

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