High in the Mid-'60s

How to Have a Fabulous Life in Music Without Being Famous
By: Rick Levy
Narrated by: Smokey Rivers
Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
3.7 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

High in the Mid-'60s: How to Have a Fabulous Life in Music Without Being Famous! is all of the following...a memoir, a life journey, a rock n roll “everyman” story, a spiritual discovery, a fathering experience, an absolute music business survival manual, and an anecdotal treasure chest of life on the road.

Divided into chronological “sections”, starting with childhood, and culminating in an ongoing epilogue, High in the Mid-'60s details Rick Levy's life including his time involved with various groups including Herman's Hermits, Jay & the Techniques, and The Box Tops.

Rick Levy is an internationally known musician, manager, and tour manager. His career started in the early 1960’s in Allentown, Pa., with The Limits. He went on to receive a BA in Sociology from University of Pennsylvania, and an Elementary Education Certification from Moravian College.

From 1985 until the present, he has been manager and/or bandleader for such notable pop rock artists as Herman’s Hermits, Tommy Roe, Freddy Cannon, Jay & the Techniques, The Tokens, Bo Diddley, and currently is manager/guitarist with Memphis legends The Box Tops.

Rick is also a professional ceramic artist, potter with his own “Glazed and Confused” pottery studio in St. Augustine, Florida, where he resides. His son, Jonah, is sought after special effects makeup artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is co-owner of Blue Whale Studios.

©2018 Rick Levy (P)2019 David N. Wilson

Critic Reviews

“Rick has been in and around the pop/soul/rock music business for the better part of 40 years. There’s a wealth of wisdom, honesty, fun, sharp observations, great stories, and good advice in these pages…a ‘must read’ for top 40 era music lovers.” (Dick Bartley, nationally syndicated radio personality )

“Rick is one of those lucky people who has made his love his life...and his vocation...and it shows in the way he performs and respects the artists and music..and..he does it damn good!” (Larry Klein, executive producer Dick Clark Productions, American Music Awards, and more)

“Rick always works hard to make my shows sound ‘top notch’. He knows and loves the music...a true pro...one of the best!” (Brian Beirne - concert promoter, legendary Los Angeles radio personality (KRTH), “Mr. Rock n. Roll” ™)

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Interesting

I enjoyed this book. Having spent over 30 years gigging with my Bass Player Husband.. I completely understand how all this can take place.. I laughed when the Author talked about trying to get "just the right sound". as I listened to my Husband and his Buddy talk for hours about that exact thing. The story was interesting and the Life amazong! Narration was great and clear to understand and hear. Thanks!

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Great Book!

So interesting!!! I was so entralled by Rick's fascinating story! I especially liked the RockRoots stories! I wish we had that in our town.