Danny Seraphine, legendary drummer and founding member of the iconic band CHICAGO . He recently released the book STREET PLAYER: My Chicago Story.
ABOUT - STREET PLAYER: MY CHICAGO STORY
Second only to The Beach Boys in terms of Billboard singles and albums chart success among American bands, Chicago is one of the longest running and most successful pop/rock and roll groups with record sales over 122 million.This lively inside story is filled with fascinating and colorful tales from Seraphine's time on the road. He reveals behind-the-scenes anecdotes about Chicago's beginnings as the house band at Los Angeles's legendary Whisky A Go Go, where they were discovered by music icons Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, and personal insights about the group's many comebacks and reinventions over the years.
Intimate stories shared for the first time include:
--How first meeting with Janis Joplin nearly turned into a fist fight and how she sweetly apologized afterward.
--Why Jimi Hendrix invited Chicago to tour with him, and how Hendrix, a former paratrooper, calmly reassured Seraphine during a very turbulent flight.
--Riveting tales and rare photographs from tours with icons such as Dennis and Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Bruce Springsteen.
--The many rumors about Chicago, including Mafia ties, accounting and payola scandals, and major drug abuse.
And in this book, for the first time, Seraphine tells the painful story, from the heart, of close friend and cofounder Terry Kath's death and of Seraphine's traumatic 1990 firing from the band and the pain that he has only recently overcome.
Complete with dozens of photos from Chicago's early years, STREET PLAYER is an uncommonly powerful rock memoir that is easy to pick up and very hard to put down.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Daniel Peter "Danny" Seraphine (born August 28, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) is an American drummer, record producer, theatrical producer and film producer, best known for being the original drummer and founding member of the rock group Chicago, a tenure which lasted from February 1967 to May 1990. He currently records and tours with his new band, the California Transit Authority.
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