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Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life

Published by Crown Archetype

Dec 16, 2013 Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM Bookmark and Share

Wild Tales might be pitched as a tale of rock excess, but it is more about one man’s unrelenting love of music and how it transformed his life.

Sure, there are some late night tales, and Nash has had his fair share of women, drugs, and parties, but it is an excessive love of a good harmony that has driven him throughout 50 years in the music business, from the slums of Manchester, England to Hollywood.

From the first time he sang as a schoolboy with Allan Clarke (later to become the other founding member of The Hollies), to sitting in Joni Mitchell’s house playing with David Crosby for the first time, Wild Tales is the story of a rock and roll life in its purest sense, one of a man who lives and breathes music.

So while it is entertaining, Nash can’t compete for stories with the likes of Keith Richards, who have also written in detail about the ‘60s musical explosion and in parts, Wild Tales is overly reliant on the bit part that Nash had in it all. But as a testament to following your dreams, it hits the mark. (

Author rating: 6/10

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