Book Review: Strange Way To Live

strangewayStrange Way To Live is about a Rock N Roller named Carl Dixon.  He is Canadian and has been a member of the bands Coney Hatch, April Wine and The Guess Who.  He also has done some solo projects.  This book chronicles his life – with the ups and downs in the Rock N Roll business and all the tours that he went on.  The book ends talking about a horrible car accident that he was in while in Australia.  The injuries he sustained were incredible and the fact that he bounced back from it and can now work as a motivational speaker is truly amazing.

I didn’t know anything about Carl Dixon before reading this book, and I had barely heard of any of the bands that he was a member of.  However, the book was still very interesting to read as I always like to know more about bands and how they work behind the scenes and all that fun stuff. I enjoyed it and I think you will too.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

 

About the Book

Carl Dixon’s journey through the twists and turns of a music performer’s life began in Northern Ontario, where his boyhood dreams, shaped by the 1960s, collided with a new musical culture.

Though Carl’s road was rocky, it was still paved with gold. It has led from his early days with hard-rockers Coney Hatch to tours and lasting friendships with huge acts like Iron Maiden. The ups and downs were meteoric, as Carl became a member of the legendary bands The Guess Who and April Wine and then faced the greatest test of all: a horrific auto collision in Australia that left him in a coma, barely clinging to life.

Strange Way to Live follows Carl’s progress, never-faltering and some- times comical, in pursuit of musical glory. Blind determination can lead one to some strange places. Carl’s took him through some of the biggest, smallest, and weirdest scenes in this vast country, and from the glory days of Canadian rock up to the present day.

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