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  posted on 7/20/2014 at 10:22 AM
First off, I want to say to anyone that if you want to read a great book about ABB and Duane, get Please Be With Me by Galadrielle Allman. I just finished it yesterday. Thanks for the loan, Don! (dszobo) Having no previous professional literary experience, I am really somewhat in shock at what a great writer Galadrielle is.

Galadrielle certainly showed her Father warts and all; an imperfect human being like all of us. That's a big part of what makes this book so good. But this quote speaks volumes to the kind of person Duane was. From page 175:

"Duane earned the lifelong loyalty of the crew in the earliest days by taking everyone to a business meeting called by Phil Walden. When Phil said he only needed to speak to Duane, Duane made it clear that these ten men were the band, and if Phil needed to talk band business, they would all be present. Duane knew that standing up to Phil and taking an active role right out of the box was crucial. And when money started coming in, Duane made sure that the crew was always paid first, even before the band. He respected how hard they worked and knew how much they'd sacrificed."



[Edited on 7/20/2014 by robslob]

 

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  posted on 7/20/2014 at 11:58 AM
Agreed...this book is excellent and Galadrielle is a tremendous writer.

Would love to see her continue writing...she's truly gifted.

And,as the quote demonstrates,Duane was an old time mensch!

 

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  posted on 7/21/2014 at 05:41 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed her book. Hoping to see more from her

 

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  posted on 7/21/2014 at 06:39 AM
rob,

I agree with everything you stated. She's truly an A+ writer - very articulate and depicts the story & history in a perfect perspective. Prior to reading the book, I knew a good bit of ABB & Duane history, but this book opened up a lot of new avenues.

I dog-eared several pages for quotes or paragraphs to go back and read again, as I thought they were well worth reading a second time.

 

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  posted on 7/21/2014 at 11:09 AM
agree with everyone above.
this was the 1st book I've read that I felt like I actually met Duane.
The letters were a key part

 

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  posted on 7/21/2014 at 11:30 AM
She did a great job with the audio version also. I think she knew it would be mean more to the fans if she read it. Many authors not versed in voice recording pass on reading their own books since it's more difficult a process than you'd think.

I find audio books are great for "second" reads of books I like. Especially on long drives.

 

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  posted on 7/21/2014 at 01:19 PM
Just finished it and it is really great, best ABB book in my opinion.

Ann's book a close second and APs close behind.

 
 


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