Rory Gallagher, Steve Marriott, Rick Derringer, and Robin Trower are legends. The glue behind legendary barn-busting, hard-touring outfits like Taste, The Small Faces, Humble Pie, Johnny Winter, The Edgar-Winter Group, and Procol Harem, and later realizing their full potentials as solo artists, this is the first biography of four players whose dedication to music and virtuosity has been inspirational to a generation of fans and admirers.
Gallagher, Marriott, Derringer, Trower is a candid look at the lives of four men whose combined catalogues have sold in the tens of millions. Each has a unique musical story to tell, from roots in American rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll to the joys and perils of life on the road as well as the pitfalls of fame and the music business: the drugging and drinking, the unscrupulous managers, the ever-changing sidemen, the exhausting tours made to try to crack the ultimate market - the "holy grail" of America.
This is not a linear, album-by-album study. Rather, it is an in-depth conversation with the artists themselves and those closest to them: fully authorized, revealing, and straight from the source.