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I read this one in an evening, fairly short but pretty rock and roll – My Life In The Ghost Of Planets: The Story Of A CBGB Almost-Was by Binky Philips.

Binky Phillips was in a band, and still is – The Planets. He started the band in school and they grew, became almost-big, supported a load of cool bands, and made some bad decisions. Somewhere towards the end it’s said they were the only CBGBs band who didn’t get a record deal.

This is that story – bands starting out who he went to school with, watching other bands be signed over his (who then go on to be megastars) and so on – I do like these kinds of books, the people who never quite made it, but are as much a part of the history as those who everyone knows.

It was a nice short read – done in an evening.