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Sunday, May 31, 2015

You Should Be Dancing My Life with the Bee Gees by Dennis Bryon

When a musician told young Dennis Bryon hat guitarists were 'two a' penny' and that he should be a drummer instead, his life was changed. The rather grumpy musician staying at Bryon's parent's Bed & Breakfast in Cardiff, also taught him to play his first set of drums and set the talented boy on his way to stardom.

Several twists of fate helped guide Bryon's way, so that he escaped the gloomy life of an apprentice electrician in Cardiff, and he eventually toured the world with the Bee Gees.  This book is full of tales from the music world. Bryon got into big trouble when he flirted with a local girl; he jammed with Jimmy Hendrix, and drove Supertramp around Germany!

Many 'musos' write very boring books about their lives.  This isn't one of them.  Bryon writes at a cracking pace, and keeps the story interesting.  I especially liked reading about the Bee Gee's.  They seemed a nice bunch of brothers with an addiction to tea! (Andy had a tragic life, however).  Bryon's love story was also very moving.



You Should Be Dancing My Life with the Bee Gees by Dennis Bryon
ECW Press
$21.95

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