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Phelge's Stones
Posted by: Turner68 ()
Date: August 2, 2015 20:22

Has anyone read this book by Jimmy Phelge, former Stones flatmate?

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i discovered it via his twitter account: [twitter.com]

for those who don't know, "nanker/phelge" was the pseudonym used by the stones for songs on which the entire band were composers:

wikipeda: When the Stones cut "Stoned" – or "Stones", according to early misprinted pressings – as the B-side to "I Wanna Be Your Man", Brian [Jones] suggested crediting it to Nanker/Phelge. The entire band would share writing royalties. Phelge came from Edith Grove flatmate Jimmy Phelge, while a Nanker was a revolting face that band members, Brian in particular, would pull.


i'd be interested in hearing if the book is any good.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2015-08-02 20:24 by Turner68.

Re: Phelge's Stones
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: August 2, 2015 20:27

It's a great book! It was previously published as Nankering with the Stones,
probably as a take-off on Bill's Rolling with the Stones, but either way:
James Phelge (who occasionally posts here, by the way) is a wonderfully funny story teller,
and the stories are from right up close to the fledgeling Stones.
Everyone with an interest in Stones history should read it.

Re: Phelge's Stones
Posted by: Green Lady ()
Date: August 2, 2015 20:39

Absolutely recommended - a fly-on-the-wall look at life in Edith Grove with the Stones before they were famous, by someone who shared the squalor with them and has a brilliant way with a good story.

Re: Phelge's Stones
Posted by: Turner68 ()
Date: August 2, 2015 20:54

Quote
with sssoul
It's a great book! It was previously published as Nankering with the Stones,
probably as a take-off on Bill's Rolling with the Stones, but either way:
James Phelge (who occasionally posts here, by the way) is a wonderfully funny story teller,
and the stories are from right up close to the fledgeling Stones.
Everyone with an interest in Stones history should read it.

ahhh, it's the same as nankering with the stones, i believe i read that, decades ago. so confusing how these guys change the titles of their books.... booth changed "dance with the devil" to "true adventures of the rolling stones"

thanks for the recommendations in any case.

Re: Phelge's Stones
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: August 3, 2015 00:19

Yep, very nice book

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Re: Phelge's Stones
Posted by: swimtothemoon ()
Date: August 3, 2015 09:01

Yes, interesting book on the early years. My favorite book is still Booth's
book on the 69 tour. He's a good writer who knows his music history and he
was onboard the tour.

Re: Phelge's Stones
Posted by: jlowe ()
Date: August 3, 2015 09:52

Quote
swimtothemoon
Yes, interesting book on the early years. My favorite book is still Booth's
book on the 69 tour. He's a good writer who knows his music history and he
was onboard the tour.

Yes, agrred. I reread it recently after a gap of 30ish years....still a great read.
Pity he hasnt really followed it up with anything much?

Re: Phelge's Stones
Posted by: MingSubu ()
Date: August 3, 2015 14:45

Great book!!!

Re: Phelge's Stones
Posted by: varilla ()
Date: August 3, 2015 16:42

The best of them all, amongst Bill German´s Under Their Thumb

Re: Phelge's Stones
Posted by: filstan ()
Date: August 3, 2015 20:14

Get it and read it. One of my favorite books on the early years. Jimmy did a fantastic job with that book. He was there.

Re: Phelge's Stones
Posted by: Masseolle51 ()
Date: August 3, 2015 20:31

Yes, It is really great fun! Especially if you have been outside Edith Grove even beter! I even have a signed copy!!

Re: Phelge's Stones
Posted by: waterrats ()
Date: August 3, 2015 22:51

Of course!
Prime ressource for early gimmicks, hilarious stories and deep insights into toilet broadcasts, yellow and other coloured humphreys and all of the things that really mattered, hehehe ...

LOVE it!

Re: Phelge's Stones
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: August 4, 2015 04:24

Great book for seeing how callous Brian was, picking up a bass Bill left in the apartment and seeing if he could play it and replace Bill and make the Stones a quartet, like the Beatles.

Re: Phelge's Stones
Posted by: nightskyman ()
Date: August 4, 2015 13:59

Quote
24FPS
Great book for seeing how callous Brian was, picking up a bass Bill left in the apartment and seeing if he could play it and replace Bill and make the Stones a quartet, like the Beatles.

But at the time that actually made sense. Bill Wyman wasn't permanent in the band at that point.



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