Barry Evans: The Diary of a Rock Legend: Foreword by Keith Richards
by John Ellwood
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In the early seventies, my band, Silver Dynamite, transformed popular music with our trilogy of albums, 'Dungeons of Darkness', 'Dungeons of Doom', 'Dungeons of Despair'.
I formed the band in my home town of Nuneaton, in the mid-sixties, with my best friend Terry Atherstone. After the release of three, poor to mediocre albums, we hit the big time with 'Dungeons'. For a while we enjoyed the speeding train of fame, but inevitably we hit the buffers.
In the same disastrous year, we lost our drummer, 'Crazy' Kenny Campbell, and, worse still, my best friend and lead singer, Terry.
Terry had become heavily involved with a cult, or pseudo religion, the Recreationists of Sion, who were based in California. He was found dead, seemingly crushed beneath a fallen Joshua tree, in the national park of the same name, in California.
Both Terry and Kenny were 27.
Soon after I started to write my diary, I was sent a bundle and papers and letters by Terry's ex-wife Karen. It became clear to me that Terry's death was no accident.
As I began to investigate the cult, I met the beautiful Kristen, an American, whom I mistakenly hoped would be the love of my life.
From that time, as I recorded, in my diary, there was an attempted break in at the Manor House where I live, and two unexplained deaths in the village.
In September, I took the opportunity of some TV presenting, and a fans' Convention in Las Vegas, to visit the site of Terry's death, and whilst there, I tried to find out more about the cult at their base in nearby Yucca Springs, California.
The outcome was that I narrowly escaped with my life. I now have vital information about the cult, and I am on a witness protection programme run jointly by the Dept. of Justice and United States Federal Witness Protection Program (WITSEC).
My diary also records everyday life in the 'Piddletons', as the four local villages here in The Cotswolds are known, and the peculiarities of some of my neighbours.
The introduction and diary extracts ...
Genre: Humor & Satire
Length: 237 Pages (986 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Jun 24th, 2019