Grateful Dead & Rolling Stones Tour Manager Memoir

An exhilarating, all-access rock memoir from someone who has seen and done it all

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   You Can’t Always Get What You Want: My Life with the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead and Other Wonderful Reprobates

An exhilarating, all-access rock memoir from someone who has seen and done it all, this telling recounts the many experiences of Sam Cutler, the former Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones tour manager.  With intimate portraits of other stars of the psychedelic circus that was the music industry in the 1960s and 1970s—including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, the Band, the Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, and Eric Clapton—this account is an ideal resource for any music fan. A detailed explanation of the infamous Rolling Stones concert in Altamont, where a man in the crowd was killed by the Hells Angels, is also included.

About the Author

Sam Cutler is the former tour manager for the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead.

App Includes

  • The complete book
  • The complete audiobook synchronized with the text
  • Video Gallery with clips from Altamont and two 40-minute interviews with the author
  • 20 page Photo Gallery with never before published photos of the Stones and the Dead

App Features

  • Bookmarking capability
  • Preferences settings for:
    • Font type
    • Font size
    • Night viewing


“[Cutler’s] memoir of his time with first the Stones and then the Grateful Dad brings to life hippie-era delights (lots of acid) and an encroaching darkness . . . he unleashes one killer road tale after another.” 

Rolling Stone

“A riveting rock read.”  

Sun Herald

“A quintessential addition to any die-hard rock and roll fan’s bookcase.” 

Daily Vanguard Online

“A fascinating historical snapshot not only on the life and heady times of the Stones, the Dead and Altamont, but of the Sixties themselves. As such, it is not to be missed.”

“Effortlessly readable, packed with entertaining, sleazy, behind-the-scenes tales.” 

Portland Mercury

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