Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Meet Evert Wilbrink, the Man Who Made Fleetwood Mac Carsick

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM

This post originally appeared on Country Life.

Now here's the way to grab your attention about a book signing. The date: 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Howlin' Books, the new bookstore Jessica Kimbrough opened earlier this year in the new Grimey's Too complex on Eighth Avenue. The event: Dutch writer Evert Wilbrink signs his new music-biz memoir Rock 'n' Roll Kamikaze and hosts a performance by the band Skotwal (watch a clip after the jump), 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 6PM,October 21, at Howlin’ Books / Grimey’s Too, 1702 8th Avenue, Nashville. 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."


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