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Author Event: Evert Wilbrink 

When: Mon., Oct. 21, 6 p.m. 2013
Now here’s the way to grab your attention about a book signing. The event: Dutch writer and record exec Evert Wilbrink signs his new music-biz memoir Rock ’n Roll Kamikaze (available only in Dutch, alas) and hosts a performance by the band Skotwal, which sings in the northern Netherlandic language of West Frisian. Now read this and tell us whether you plan to attend: “Evert Wilbrink had Cat Stevens clean his car; he spent two days at Jim Morrison’s hospital bed; he sailed with Bob Marley through the canals of Amsterdam; got Joan Jett her first record deal; was kissed by Elizabeth Taylor on his first trip to NY; was President of King Biscuit Flower Hour; handled promotion for Blondie and caused Fleetwood Mac car sickness. He tells about 50 years in rock ’n’ roll in his book Rock ’n Roll Kamikaze, which will see the light of day [at Howlin’ Books/Grimey’s Too]. Westfrisian trio Skotwal will be there too, playing American songs in the language that Americans would have spoken if William the Conqueror had lost the Battle of Hastings. Evert will read from his book in English and Dutch and the event will be filmed for Dutch TV.” Dude. You had us at “caused Fleetwood Mac carsickness.”
— Jim Ridley


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