Tales from the Road
Stories of Sex, Drums, and Rock & Roll from the Music Circuit of the '70s, '80s and Beyond
written with Bill Bancroft
Imagine if the movies Forrest Gump and Almost Famous collided along a stretch of highway. It’s there you will find Tales from the Road.
Before the birth of MTV and the internet made music readily accessible and boringly safe, bands rolled into big cities and small towns across America to ply their trade. These musicians lived a fantasy many have only dreamed.
Behind a drum kit, Bill Bancroft experienced the whole mind-altering trip. Sex and drugs were on steady supply everywhere they went. Acid trips, cocaine busts and psycho groupies were part of this strange world.
His bands opened for national acts such as Robert Cray and Hoyt Axton. He played with the legendary Bo Diddley and went on tour with Freddy Fender. He partied with Heart, drank beers with the guys from AC/DC and even shot a round of roadside golf with Willie Nelson.
Sex, drums, and rock & roll were the center of his world…
Until a girl walked into Bill’s life and everything changed.
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In March ‘18, I was part of “The Collaborators,” a multi-guest appearance on Wrong Place, Write Crime where Frank Zafiro and I spoke about our book, TALES FROM THE ROAD
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