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Smokin' & Cryin'

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August 27, 1972. Robin Chelsea, teenage lead singer of Smoky Topaz, disappears into the Atlantic Ocean mere weeks before the group's double album, Smokin' & Cryin', is released. Recorded over one blistering Savannah summer in the dungeon of an antebellum mansion, it's threaded with candid snippets of the band members' dirty secrets, bitter arguments, and deepest fears.In the wake of Robin's disappearance, Smokin' & Cryin' flies off store shelves and dominates radio airwaves to become the obsession of a generation of music lovers. But what really happened to Robin Chelsea? More than four decades later, the discovery of Robin's candid writings-juxtaposed with news clippings, legal documents, reviews, letters, personal notes, and interviews-make it possible to finally piece together the tangled truth behind this mysterious rock and roll legend.

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Smokin’ & Cryin’ by Grace Ombry

As a child of the 70’s and a lover of this genre of music, this book did not disappoint. From the brilliant story line told through the perspective of each character, the imagery was on point with the nostalgia the author creates from this era. Loved everything about this book & would highly recommend.

Smokin' & Cryin'
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Dec 17, 2018
  • Publisher: The Ledbetter Press
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 353 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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