Willin': The Story of Little Feat

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Da Capo Press, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 278 pages
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The saga of the legendary Los Angeles band Little Feat is one of rock 'n' roll's great stories. Formed in 1969 by ex-members of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, Little Feat created groove-heavy music that was an irresistible mix of rock, blues, R&B, country, jazz, soul, and funk.
Fronted by the charismatic but doomed vocalist and brilliant slide guitarist Lowell George, the band recorded such classic studio albums as Sailin' Shoes and Dixie Chicken, as well as Waiting for Columbus, which many consider to be one of the best live albums of all time.

Acclaimed journalist Ben Fong-Torres--working with Little Feat's surviving members, their friends, and associates--wrote Willin' based on hours of brand new interviews with the key players. The result? The first definitive biography of this beloved rock 'n' roll institution.


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User Review  - John Brooks - Goodreads

This was a very disappointing book about a great band. Fong Torres is a good writer and reporter of R&R history. He certainly gets all his who, what, when, where and whys in. Unfortunately the book is ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Ward - Goodreads

Willin': The Story of Little Feat by Ben Fong Torres (Da Capo Press 2013) (780.92). It's about time Ben Fong Torres got around to writing about my second favorite band. No other band can wrap a rhyme ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Ben Fong-Torres is a journalist, author, and broadcaster, best known for his work in Rolling Stone and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is the author of nine books and lives in San Francisco. BenFongTorres.com

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