Hello, I Must Be Going: The Mostly True Story of an Imaginary Band [novel]
ROCK & ROLL IS WASTED ON THE YOUNG.
The year was 1970 and Zack Black & the Blues Attack was poised to be the hottest band in America. Radio loved them, demand for their record exceeded supply, and everywhere they played seats were sold-out. But when stardom seemed within their grasp, they let it slip away. Will Black thought that chapter of his life was closed forever. He had not been in touch with his former bandmates since he moved to New York some forty years ago. But now a mysterious woman has approached him with an unusual request: will he help her carry out her husband’s dying wish?
Incredibly, Will finds himself tasked with putting the Blues Attack back together to prove to the world, and themselves, that they still have what it takes. But to do so means that the one-time friends will have to confront the secrets and lies that had contributed to their demise. Given a second chance, will they make the same mistakes? (Black Opal)
This is a work of historical fiction. Although the plot is entirely fictitious, all of the following bands and musicians are portrayed truthfully in the story, based on hundreds of interviews.
Edmonds, Shepard N.
Four O’Clock Balloon
Kirk, Rahsasan Roland
Lapse of Tyme
Nichols (Ginnetti), Joey
Orr (Orzechowski), Ben
OSU Jazz Workshop
Sender, Jack C.
Sir Timothy & the Royals