Hi, everyone. Vilhelm told me I could put this up here. I have checked the board out in the past but apparently never joined. I also met several of you at the St. Giles in London at the end of ABB. Wish I could join you at Hyde Park.
I have a chapter in this book written by academics. It's called The Rolling Stones: Sociological Perspectives, edited by Helmut Staubmann (Lexington Books, 2013)
Bill German wrote a nice blurb about it: "Keith Richards once told me that rock 'n' roll can only be appreciated below the neck. He may have had a point. But after 50 years of shaping our culture's attitudes—toward sex, fashion, art, politics and business—the Stones have clearly traversed beyond the visceral. They deserve to be intellectually interrogated by a bunch of sociologists—as they are in this eye-opening book. (Bill German, author of UNDER THEIR THUMB: HOW A NICE BOY FROM BROOKLYN GOT MIXED UP WITH THE ROLLING STONES (AND LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT))"
It's up both at Amazon, where you can read Chapter One, and at Lexington Press. Both have the Table of Contents. The European/Scandinavian edition should be out by August.