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Kiss the Sky: My Weekend in Monterey at the Greatest Concert Ever

Kiss the Sky: My Weekend in Monterey at the Greatest Concert Ever

  • Title: Kiss the Sky: My Weekend in Monterey at the Greatest Concert Ever
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  • ISBN : 9780985419080
  • Format : Paperback
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  • Page : 168 pages


For his eighteenth birthday, Dusty Baker s parents gave him a great present Two tickets to the Monterey Pop Festival of June 1967, a three day event featuring than thirty bands, and use of the family station wagon for the weekend so young Dusty could drive down from Sacramento to the Monterey Bay Area He was another young person, trying to take it all in, sleeping o For his eighteenth birthday, Dusty Baker s parents gave him a great present Two tickets to the Monterey Pop Festival of June 1967, a three day event featuring than thirty bands, and use of the family station wagon for the weekend so young Dusty could drive down from Sacramento to the Monterey Bay Area He was another young person, trying to take it all in, sleeping on the beach with his buddy, having the time of his life soaking up the vibe and every different musical style represented there Baker s lifelong love of music was set in motion, his wide ranging, eclectic tastes, everything from country to hip hop He also caught the Jimi Hendrix Experience, who put on such a show that to this day Baker calls Hendrix the most exciting performer he s ever seen He went on to years of friendship with musicians from B.B King and John Lee Hooker to Elvin Bishop This account grabs a reader from page one and never lets up


Author Dusty Baker

Johnnie B Baker Jr., known since youth as Dusty, was born in Riverside, California, and went to high school at Del Campo High near Sacramento He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the June 1967 amateur draft and went on to a nineteen year Major League Baseball career, finishing with career marks of 242 home runs, 1,013 RBIs and a.278 batting average During his ten seasons managing the San Fr




Kiss the Sky: My Weekend in Monterey at the Greatest Concert Ever Reviews (11)

  • Um, yes, that Dusty Baker The writer is the former hard hitting outfielder Braves and Dodgers and long time manager Giants, Cubs, Reds, Nationals.First, what a great idea for a series of books Second, this should make anyone a Dusty Baker fan he comes across as a very likable, laid back guy.Third, t [..]

  • This book is a fun read, especially for people who were young during the 60 s and 70 s Lots of great stories about music, musicians and baseball Not surprising that I have a better admiration for Dusty Baker I share his love for music and the musicians of the time And I enjoyed reading about his bas [..]

  • Forgot to update This is an incredibly quick read that I nearly finished on a 4 hour flight from Chicago to San Francisco And took me 10 days to pick it up and finish Great book to get me started to enjoy reading again For me, hearing about all the past great music legends Santana, Jimi, Muddy Water [..]

  • Solid 4 stars Dusty Baker uses a concert as a springboard to talk about how much music impacted his life I previously worked with Dusty for a year and have covered his teams on a few occasions i knew he was an interesting person, but didn t know the depths of his knowledge This book is a nice simple [..]

  • A fun read, and a perfect antidote to The Big Wheel Rock Roll and Roadside Attractions, which I interrupted to read this slight volume Unlike Bruce Thomas, Dusty will never be mistaken for a writer there is a feeling that this was actually dictated, as if Dusty is rapping with us about his past, whi [..]

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