I just read your book. What a great story you have. It was very enjoyable and insightful. I'm wondering if you could share if you received any reactions, positive or negative, from the many famous friends and acquaintances you included in your rich and powerfully narrated reminiscences? "
Thank you to the person who wrote this. When I decided to write my book it was because I felt I was a witness of some of the most memorable moments in modern music. I was lucky enough to have been a child of the Sixties and there was nothing more important to our lives than the music. Each song, each album, each artist represented some memories of our lives. We depended on this, it was the lifeblood of our generation.
And for some unknown reason, I was in a position to experience the masters of music of that time. I was a high school student, not knowing of what I wanted to do with my life and then I was, within two years, literally catapulted into the center of the Universe, Apple Corps Ltd. From that point, I just followed the dots!
When writing my book, some thirty to forty years later, I had hoped that all of the people I maintained friendship with would read my book and say, "wow, I didn't know she went through all that." I had hoped they would see it as my story, not theirs. Sadly, not everyone did see it that way. Some felt I had let them down. What let all of us down was the media. The media preferred to use the 'dregs of the Sixties" as their selling point (and I mean you, NY Post and London Telegraph!). Some of my 'friends' got no further than those reviews. Yet many of my friends took the time to read the book and have been very supportive.
I knew that I had put myself out on a limb because of the 'no talk' rule that had existed non-verbally then and contractually now, but it was my time to share what life was like in the Sixties and Seventies. I have said it over and over that one day we will all be gone and the only stories left will be those written.
The many friends I have made since my book came out have made up for any lost friendships from before. I believe that my book was honest and well-written (thanks to my co-writer, Kathy Ketcham) and gave a 'fly on the wall' perspective of life back then, with the greatest show on Earth.