My Interview is coming out all over the internet! On Indie Book websites. Check it out! Oh well, sorry Eric lol
For some of us.
And many of us don’t have many beats left.
But me, and Huey and the band, we still got some life left in us. Some Heart and Soul
The night I first met Huey I was unashamedably, intolerably bored
And made sure everyone was thoroughly aware of it.
We hadn’t even been able to get into the show that night. We had arrived late to see Aerosmith and had our first run in with what would come to be known as the Aerocops. We were accustomed to the old days when bad behavior was rampant among the band and crew,we knew each and every one and had for years, but it had become completely out of control. We had no doubt no matter when we arrived we would be given superstar treatment.
But that was not at all the case.
All the clowns in the car had been given the boot and replaced by a crack team of big burly intimidating and invincible security force whose entire job was to keep girls like us and people from the past (when the band was dirty messy messed up bad boys and the crew and the crew even worse) as far from the backstage as was humanly or mechanically possible. So we headed for the only hotel in town to wait for the party to come to us, when it was clear all we were shit out of luck.
I was in the bar, sulking and sighing, deep heavy shoulder shrugging sighs as only a young beautiful teenager can get away with, especially when surrounded by willing men only in town for one night, sucking down white Russians, supplied by a crew member from the warm –up band, a group I had never heard of, somebody –something and the News.
Frankly just from the name I concluded they wouldn’t be out-of-place when my mom forced the car radio knob out of my fist and turned it to the (shudder) fifties station. “You see that guy over there? ” the crew guy says. “ I looked at a figure slumped over the bar looking, if possible, even more dejected than I had flaunted, hunched over , eyes downcast as if he wanted nothing more than to get sucked into and vanish inside his pint of beer. That’s Huey. What’s hooey? I rolled my eyes. I was so over this evening before it had even gotten started. The other half of The Infamous Sherry fairies was charming a baby-faced black-haired pretty boy about 12 and doing rather well at it which was even more annoying to me, especially when I saw the aero cops hustle the band and the crew straight through the lobby like prisoners to be kept under guard all night safe in their rooms.. “Huey,” pretty boy smiled,” is a singer, and has pretty well-known, I’m in his band the news. And has also a brilliant songwriter too. He wrote that song on Dave Edmund’s album ‘Bad is Bad'”
I sat up as if my bar stool was on fire. Now, I am the world’s biggest Rockpile fan. If its got anything to do with Nick and Dave I am ALL IN! and as for Terry… well those are all another story for another day. But he drums like lightning pulsing up from the ground and shooting to the heavens though his sticks… Billy aint bad either. I LOVE THAT BAND.
Immediately I went from miserable pop tart to tiny fan girl and flew across the room as fast as my wings could carry all 97 pounds of me. I grabbed hooey around the waist and practically lifted him off the stool gushing over meeting the guy who wrote my all-time fav songs of the moment. He lit up like a fuse on fire. He was so gosh darned pleased that somebody, anybody, to be thrilled to see him those days. Opening for Aerosmith had been a nightmare. Certainly one of the world’s worst band pairings in rock and roll history. The band fans hated them and their fans hated Aerosmith.
And that was the start of t hirty plus years of friendship… he’s a total gentleman, a wonderful human being and truly a class act all the way around.
One thing with Huey he does have a type LOL but always a well behaved boy! No dirt to throw here! He’s one of the best of the bunch.
Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales: the Flight of the Shiny Happy Sherry Fairy, a Memoir of how Sherry Carroll dreamed of, then reached for and learned to fly with the biggest, brightest, stars. Tales of her true life, and never- ending adventures, her authentic backstage experiences, the humor, heartache and heat whenever Rock Superstar Eric Burdon and the small-town Shiny Sherry Fairy collide
“Sherry Carroll is a real life Penny Lane and one wonders if she has Cameron Crowe or Lester Bangs hidden somewhere in her suburban basement.”
(PRWEB) October 10, 2013Sherry Carroll‘s funny, smart, sexy, story will prove to us all beyond a doubt Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales and evidently, Eric Burdon does too. This book is bulging with behind-the-scenes debauchery, oozing with outrageous antics and overflowing with attitude. She’s spilling all, from her soft heart and old soul, along with the beans and of course, the wine.“With the sounds of Rock and Roll and Sherry’s intoxicating laugh moving you through every memory—you’re sure to be captivated by this one-‐of-‐a–kind, episodic memoir. A coming of age tale that features love, humor, and a woman in love with life. Unlike many Rock and Roll memoirs, this one doesn’t start with specific ambitions that involve groupies, fame and drugs. The fun, sexy, sassy Sherry Carroll, starts by telling us how she “bought a ticket to ride on the ‘American Dream”” said Penn Book Review.Our Sherry doesn’t toss glitter in your eyes or sprinkle fairy dust to try to disguise the dirt under the rock in the 1970s and the 80’s. Although she’s never forgotten that “Once upon a time..”“I was struck completely deaf, dumb, blind, and stupid by the size of the stars Eric Burdon put in my eyes. But rock and roll is bound to break your heart, ruin your life and destroy your soul sooner or later, if it didn’t kill you first. However, odds are it would do them all, eventually,” she says in her book.“What a well-written gritty story of backstage Rock and Roll life. A no holds barred story of backstage barbarism as well as great kindness. A Riveting book” said reader Joe SmartI loved it. I stayed up all night reading it – I really couldn’t put down the Kindle! I was one of those women who watched “Almost Famous” and laughed at how accurate it really was. I was in the middle of it all – in my years in Rock Radio – and I really connected. Everything Sherry said about groupies, back stage environment – and the changes that have gone on – is really true! Sometimes for the worse. Sherry’s experiences were fun, crazy, and wild – and Sherry nailed it!” said reader Laurie Loomis.“Read it. Dream it. Be it…. Don’t hesitate. Leap into this life and enjoy it without taking the risks Sherry Carroll did…you can thank her for it later!” Maria Waters.More information and the first chapter of this must-read can be found on her websitehttp://www.evenrockandrollhasfairytales.com/
The full book can be purchased in all Electronic/ E- book Formats here or on Amazon and at most other E- book retailers.About the Author: The Shiny Happy Sherry Fairy is busy living happily ever in Maryland and on Facebook at Sherry Carroll Books. Still flying high, fast and furious, as always, covered with curls and cavorting with wild animals, writing short stories and furiously scribbling her second book, “Once upon a time a little girl dreamed…” an epic new-ish true-ish rock tell-all extravaganza! http://www.sherrycarrollbooks.comEven Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales: The Flight of The Shiny Happy Sherry Fairy Sherry Carroll’s debut memoir is the story of a young girl under the influence of sex, drugs, rock and roll and the charm of charismatic singer Eric Burdon, legendary front man and star of the seminal British invasion band The Animals. “Sherry Fairy’s dreams have the unique ability to carry her to places that the average person wouldn’t imagine—living vicariously through her life of mayhem, music, and madness is completely energizing and fun. It seems that the music, wind, and passion carry her to places that birth terrific stories for a memoir. And in this biographical account, you won’t have to “just wonder” about the things that happen when a big-‐time rock star and a small town girl meet. Leaving you certain that dreams, no matter how ridiculous, are worth pursuing—because they just might lead to some mesmerizing music, interesting men, and hot adventures. Sherry is ridiculously fun, smart, and sassy. Her memoir, overall, is funny, fast-‐paced and episodic,” Penn Book Review.Available here in all electronic/E-book formats at Amazon and most other e-book retailers.
I know I’ve been too busy working to spend any time here, but I’m too tired to sleep and to excited to go to bed ! It’s only a few days now until my memoir is on the virtual shelf, believe me when it is I will be posting the link to buy it everywhere!
So all my millions… thousands?.. hundreds? of adoring fans… (okay, would you believe one creepy dude hiding in the bushes out side my house? ) Who have
and I will do what I like!” A wise man once sang.
The best (or the worst) may be yet to come! Whatever happens next…