LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Author Dee Dee Phelps signs and talks about her memoir “Vinyl Highway” (ISBN-10: 1412073839) singing as Dick and Dee Dee, at Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades 90272 on Thursday evening, February 8th, 2007, at 7:30 pm.
Dee Dee recounts her four and a half year writing odyssey, with recollections of touring the USA in the Sixties. Excerpts from Vinyl Highway will be read, including adventures with the Beach Boys, Rolling Stones and others.
One reviewer writes “This book hits all emotions…excitement, anger, racial tensions, disappointments, love, heartbreak, spiritual, the pressures of “making it and everything else you can think of. I can’t recommend this book enough. Whether you’re a fan of Dick and Dee Dee, a fan of the early days of rock and roll or a fan of behind-the-scenes stories…this book is definitely for you.”
The Elliott Wave Theorist International (a financial newsletter) reviewed the book as follows: “This well written book (Vinyl Highway) is engaging from beginning to end. It has great stories, hilarious scenes, poignant moments, interesting detail and a breezy style that makes the pages turn themselves. There is no story of drug-crazed excess, no soar-and-crash cycle, just the honest memoir of an unassuming songstress, at times naive about what is now cynically embraced as the way it is in the music biz. How these amateurs make it big, turn the tables on some sleazy characters, plot their way to the next rung up, overcome obstacles and stay game throughout the experience even as tastes are changing is an engaging human story. Dee Dee took writing lessons, and her success in this endeavor shows why as a teen she was able to pull off a period of pop stardom; she put her mind to it and followed good advice.”
Free autographed photos of the 60’s duo Dick and Dee Dee will be given away at the Village Books signing event. Light refreshments will also be served.
For more information, contact Village Books (310) 454-4063.
Vintage videos of Dick and Dee Dee can be viewed on http://www.dickanddeedee.com .
[tags]Dick and Dee Dee, music history, Dee Dee Phelps, Vinyl Highway[/tags]