A "straight-dope, tell-all account" of touring with two of the world's greatest bands of the 60s and 70sA "fast-moving narrative of rock-n-roll excess" (Publishers Weekly).
In this all-access memoir of the psychedelic era, Sam Cutler recounts his life as tour manager for the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Deadwhom he calls the yin and yang of bands. After working with the Rolling Stones at their historic Hyde Park concert in 1969, Sam managed their American tour later that year, when he famously dubbed them "The Greatest Rock Band in the World." And he was caught in the middle as their triumph took a tragic turn during a free concert at the Altamont Speedway in California, where a man in the crowd was killed by the Hell's Angels.
After that, Sam took up with the fun-loving Grateful Dead, managing their tours and finances, and taking part in their endless hijinks on the road. With intimate portraits of other stars of the timeincluding Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, the Band, the Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, and Eric Claptonthis memoir is a treasure trove of insights and anecdotes that bring some of rock's greatest legends to life.