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“A riveting rock read.”  —Sun-Herald

"Not to be missed." - blogcritics.org

"[Cutler] unleashes one killer road tale after another."  —Rolling Stone

"Thoroughly impossible to put down."  —Abort Magazine

"Effortlessly readable, packed with entertaining, sleazy, behind-the-scenes tales."  —Portland Mercury
"A quintessential addition to any die-hard rock and roll fan's bookcase."  —Daily Vanguard Online

"This fast-moving narrative of rock-n-roll excess should [..] absorb music fans of any age." - Publisher's Weekly

"[An] entertaining, eye-opening memoir."  —Uncut Magazine (U.K.)

Sam Cutler was tour manager for the Rolling Stones at some of their major gigs in the late sixties, including the infamous concert at Altamont where a man was murdered by a Hells Angel in front of the stage while the Stones played on. After the show, Sam was left behind to make peace with the Hells Angels, the various mobsters and organizations who had taken an overt interest in the event, and the people of America. There has never been an official investigation into events at Altamont and those involved have never before spoken on record. Sam Cutler has decided that it is time to put to rest the myths and legends that have grown up around this infamous event in rock history and for the first time reveal the truth. Sam survived Altamont and went on to live the ultimate rock and roll dream. This is also his own account of the high ol’ times he had managing tours for San Francisco band the Grateful Dead — who went on to become the world's most successful live act. Along the way Sam draws intimate portraits of other stars of the psychedelic circus that was the music industry in the sixties and seventies, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Band, the Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, and Eric Clapton. This is an exhilarating, all-areas-access rock memoir from someone who has seen — and done — it all.

About the Author
Sam Cutler is the former tour manager for the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead.

Included in the app are:
• The complete book
• The complete audiobook synchronized with the text
• Video Gallery with clips from Altamont and two 40-
minute interviews with the author
• 20 page Photo Gallery with never before published
photos of the Stones and the Dead

App Features:
• Bookmarking capability
• Preferences settings for:
o Font type
o Font size
o Night viewing

What’s New

Version 1.8

-Updated for OS11

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Gastheavalon ,


Audio doesn't load up. Weak sauce.

LadyUranus ,

Great app!

I'm not a big fan of music memoirs, but this is really great. Cutler is an interesting man to read about (and listen to!). More importantly, the app shows the incredible abilities of turning books into interactive applications. I loved listening to the interviews and seeing the photos, along with having the option to have the book read to me while I drive. Highly recommended.

Earl C Grey ,

It's an App, It's a Book!

And what a book. You know, so many of my favorite artists are in here, great, inside stories, where you get to be the proverbial fly on the wall.

This isn't Hammer Of The Gods, Cutler has more class than that. Cutler walks the fine line between bald-faced honesty and loving respect for some of the most seminal artists of the 1960's.

Brilliant flashes from Madison Square Gardens, ...and of course, Altamont. A brilliant Bio, first-hand accounts of The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, cameos of Jimi, Janis, and a plethora of luminaries that draw you in, and won't let go.

The videos are first-class. The vide of the Altamont murder is chilling. The photos are pure Art-Rock.

I loved this App. So will you, unless you're a boring wanker.

5 Stars, and then some.


Expanded Apps, Inc.
194.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity


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