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Me, The Mob and The Music book by Tommy James and The Shondells

 

Review by Mike McKenna
PA Music Scene.com
January 2011

Finally! Someone had the balls to write a real book about what happened behind the scenes in the music business! This book details all the shady dealing of those who managed, promoted, published, distributed and manufactured the records and music that we listened to. Being a former DJ and concert promoter, I was exposed to a very tiny part of this. I remember Juggy Gayles, Matty “Humdinger” Singer and a host of others who would arrive at the radio station to promote their records and the artists. I remember the artists reps and booking agencies who would demand outrageous things be attached to the technical riders of a contract.

This book details all that and more. The history behind The Shondells, to the ups and downs of the career of a aspiring songwriter, to the thrills of a superstar performer. Everything is here and then some!

Awesome read! It was hard to put down after I started it! It is a MUST READ for anyone in the business!