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This book is loaded with untold stories about drummer Charles Connor and his road into Rock 'n' Roll history. Playing with legends like Roy "Professor Longhair" Byrd, Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, Jack Dupree then Shirley and Lee was just his launch pad before touring everywhere with Little Richard and his band The Upsetters; with whom he created his signature drum intro in "Keep A Knockin." He would go on even further to work with other music icons such as Lloyd Price, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, the Original Coasters, "Big" Joe Turner, "Champion" Jack Dupree, Larry Williams, Don Covay, "Papa" George Lightfoot, Larry Birdsong, and more. Foreword by Chad Smith, Drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers "Charles is the real thing. He's lived the life. He was such a badass that by the time he was 15 he had a regular gig with the legendary Professor Longhair. He was smooth enough to get a smooch from none other than Jayne Mansfield on the set of The Girl Can't Help It. He played with Little Richard, Sam Cooke, and James Brown! And of course he recorded the burning hot two minute and change masterpiece "Keep A Knockin" with Richard, including its fiery train-inspired intro that the great John Bonham copped to jump start Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll." This book has already been endorsed by Chad Smith - Drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marky Ramone - Drummer of The Ramones, Jonny Whiteside - Writer, LA Weekly, Kat Corbett - KROQ-FM 106.7 Radio DJ, Brian Beirne - "Mr. Rock 'N' Roll" KRTH 101 Los Angeles Radio Legend, Bill Gardner - Host of KPFK's "Rhapsody in Black," Bill G. Ray - Writer for Drum Magazine, and Slim Jim Phantom - Drummer of The Stray Cats...to list a few!
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