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Sherry Carroll’s “Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales” NEW WEBPAGE SITE

Published June 16, 2017 by Sherry Carroll

“Sex, drugs and rock and roll, this book has it all. At times hilarious, at times heartbreaking, always passionate, crazy and chaotic, just like rock and roll itself. In this book, The Sherry Fairy will take you places you only dreamed of, as a young, impressionable girl who doesn’t know any better, grows from naive child to a grown up woman who certainly does know better, but is still brave enough and just crazy enough, to give it one more shot. I loved this book. Sherry got to do what I always dreamed of doing, loving and being loved by a larger than life rock god. After reading her story, I know I would never have been brave or strong enough for this life. I’m very glad I get to read Sherry’s adventures from the safety of my own home! If you haven’t read this book, do it. You won’t regret it

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With the sounds of Rock and Roll and Sherry’s intoxicating laugh moving you through every memory–you’re sure to be captivated by this one-of-a-kind, episodic memoir.

“Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales: The Flight of the Shiny Happy Sherry Fairy” by Sherry Carroll is a coming of age memoir that the features love, humor, Rock and Roll, and a woman in love with life. Unlike many Rock and Roll memoirs, this one doesn’t start with specific ambitions that involve groupies, fame, and drugs. The fun, sexy, and outrageous, Sherry Carroll, begins by telling us how she once “bought a ticket on to ride on the `American Dream’, however, is willing to admit (pretty quickly) that it doesn’t quite work for her. After all, she can’t hide behind “owl-like schoolteacher glasses” much longer when there are tight, sparkling clothes to wear. She dreams of a life filled with Rock and Roll, men, shenanigans, and perhaps even a little bedazzling. Sure, Sherry has her fair share of men to tell stories about, but the most interesting and dynamic is Eric. He’s a character that, much like Sherry, is colorful and entertaining. While transcending the average healthy, functional relationship, Sherry and Eric have some good times and some Oscar-worthy verbal exchanges that are as unforgettable as her box of “useless crap” in the attic. This woman is ballsy and takes-no-prisoners when it comes to love and life.

Sherry Fairy’s dreams have the unique ability to carry her to places that the average person wouldn’t imagine–living vicariously through her life of mayhem, music, and madness is completely energizing and fun. It seems that the music, wind, and passion carry her to places that birth terrific stories for a memoir. And in this biographical account, you won’t have to “just wonder” about the things that happen when a big-time rock star and a small town girl meet.

Leaving you with the idea that dreams, no matter how ridiculous, are worth pursuing–because they just might lead to some mesmerizing music, interesting men, and hot adventures. Sherry is ridiculously fun, smart, and sassy. Her memoir, overall, is funny, fast-paced and episodic. ” The Penn Press

“Sherry Carroll is a real life Penny Lane and one wonders if she hasn’t got Cameron Crowe or Lester Bangs are hidden somewhere in her suburban basement

We can access other worlds and lives by the act of reading..but in this case, we are accessing the world where someone changed their stars by reaching for and literally grasping the stars!

Read it. Dream it. Be it….Don’t hesitate..leap into this life and enjoy it without taking the risks Sherry Carroll did…you can thank her for it later….”

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And #EricBurdon is on the road again! He never slows down anymore

Published October 25, 2015 by Sherry Carroll

FoundingAnimals frontman Eric Burdon is heading out on the road in the coming weeks with his latest incarnation of the group.  The late-fall tour will visit a variety of venues across the U.S., kicking off on November 7 in Maricopa, Arizona, and running through a December 11 show in Pala, California.

The trek also includes a sold-out show at the City Winery in Chicago, as well as a stop in Las Vegas.

Burdon’s most recent solo album, ‘Til Your River Runs Dry, was released in 2013.

Here are all of Burdon’s confirmed 2015 tour dates, according to EricBurdon.com; more shows are expected to be announced:

11/7 — Maricopa, AZ, UltraStar Amphitheater – Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino
11/13 — Warren, MI, Andiamo Celebrity Showroom
11/14 — Medina, MN, Medina Entertainment Center
11/20 — Las Vegas, NV, The Golden Nugget Casino
11/22 — Folsom, CA, Harris Center for the Arts
11/23 — Napa, CA, City Winery
11/27 — New Buffalo, MI, Four Winds Casino
11/29 — Chicago, IL, City Winery
11/30 — Kent, OH, The Kent Stage
12/5 — Salamanca, NY, Seneca Allegany Casino
12/10 — San Juan Capistrano, CA, Coach House
12/11 — Pala, CA, Pala Events Center

Sky Pilot” a 1968 song by #EricBurdon & The Animals. The Sky Pilot of the title is a military chaplain, revealed by the opening verse

Published May 24, 2015 by Sherry Carroll

“Sky Pilot” is a 1968 song by Eric Burdon & The Animals, released on the album The Twain Shall Meet. When released as a single the song was split across both sides, due to its length (7:27). As “Sky Pilot (Parts 1 & 2)” it reached number 14 on the U.S. pop charts and number 15 on the Canadian RPM chart.The Sky Pilot of the title is a military chaplain, as revealed by the opening verse:
He blesses the boys, As they stand in line…The smell of gun grease… And the bayonets they shine…He’s there to help them…All that he canTo make them… feel wanted…He’s a good holy man

The line-up includes Eric Burdon on lead vocals, Vic Briggs on guitar, John Weider on guitar and electric violin, Danny McCulloch on bass guitar, and Barry Jenkins on drums.

The song is a balladic slice of life story about a chaplain who blesses a body of troops just before they set out on an overnight raid or patrol, and then retires to await their return.
“Sky Pilot” is organized into three movements: an introduction, a programmatic interlude, and a conclusion.
The introduction begins with the verse quoted above, sung a cappella and solo by Eric Burdon. Thereafter the band joins in with instruments for the chorus. Several verse-chorus iterations follow, leaving the story with the “boys” gone to battle and the Sky Pilot retired to his bed. The verses are musically lean, dominated by the vocal and a pulsing bass guitar, with a strummed acoustic guitar and drum mixed in quietly.
The interlude starts as a guitar solo, but the guitar is quickly submerged under a montage of battle sounds.

First come the sounds of an airstrike; then the airstrike and rock band fade into the sounds of shouting, gunfire, and bagpipes. Near the end of the interlude the battle sounds fade, briefly leaving the bagpipes playing alone before the third movement begins. The bagpipe music is a covert recording of the pipers of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards playing “All The Bluebonnets Are Over The Border”, captured by Burdon while performing at a school.

He received an angry letter from the UK government (or possibly the Crown) over his use of the recording in the song. 

6 minutes of fun with #EricBurdon

Published April 17, 2015 by Sherry Carroll

A recent interview with Eric Burdon of The Animals as seen on the television show “Hello Paradise”. Very candid and lots of fun. Eric talks about drugs and Rock n Roll.

http://www.evenrockandrollhasfairytales.com

Facebook funnyin again

Published March 16, 2015 by Sherry Carroll

FACEBOOK IS DELETING ALL INACTIVE MEMBERS . if you want to keep seeing us PLEASE like share or comment At Eric Burdon knows Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales . We ( Joy and I) post Book news, Rock News, Blog news Eric Burdon and the Animals info, his latest news and escapades as well as mine. We also post other artists info that interest us and hopefully Eric’s fans and all rock and rollers and music fans and of course, General Tom Foolery ( lovely chap ) will always be here. So Welcome! Come on in, make yourself at home scroll down and have a look around. There are tons of fantastic posts about amazing artists from the recent and not so recent past. The sixties may be gone and we live in a harder, colder, crueler world but when you come HERE you take a magic carpet ride on a sweet little trip and you slip in the Way back Machine and find Peace, Love, Joy( lots of The lovely Joy to the world, my other admin), Good People , Good Times, Sweet Sweet Music and Memories. So far out its In! Be There or Be Square Baby LOL Thanks for stopping by, Sherry

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You are never to old for Rock and Roll Fairy Tales

Published October 4, 2014 by Sherry Carroll

Scrawny, high school neighborhood misfit Sherry was not glamorous groupie material, just a naive small-town girl who never dreamed hanging around the stage door at rock concerts would get her anything but the occasional autograph. But the stars that came to town had a very different opinion of her wild red curls, sprinkling of freckles, electric energy, and one-hundred-pound dancer’s body that boys never seemed to notice. Backstage, she became the Shiny, Happy Sherry Fairy, a teen queen on the inside of the hotel and dressing room door with a wild side, a wicked wit, and a way with words that flew with the biggest boys in rock and roll–none bigger than Eric Burdon, former front-man of the seminal classic rock British invasion band The Animals, a sexy, charismatic English singer twice her age. Long after she had traded the rock and roll road to ruin for responsibility, respectability, and a real life, and forgot all about music and the men who made it, she still had trouble forgetting about him. After 20 years of trying and failing to resist his considerable charms, she decides to go on the road trip of her life and risk it all to find out just how much, if any of it he really meant.

www.evenrockandrollhasfairytales.com

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And waste perfectly good wine? lol Never!

Published September 27, 2014 by Sherry Carroll

” What a well-written gritty story of backstage Rock and Roll life. But more importantly it is the story of a ballsy woman that navigated her way through it. A no holds barred story of backstage barbarism as well as great kindness. ” 

Joe Smart on Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales by Sherry Carroll http://wp.me/p55enu-3V

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 A Riveting book that gives you a wild, raucous, insider’s look at ROCK ‘N ROLL from days of yore! A Fascinating and fun read. The story meanders through a haze of backstage, hotel, and on-the-road scenes, as viewed through the eyes of an (originally) wide-eyed teenager, who eventually becomes wise beyond her years. Trippy, entertaining, and at many points sweetly erotic.  I’d like to see more from this writer. The story rings so true that the teenaged narrator HAD to have been there and (pun intended) done that!”

  Ellen Crouse

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Fairy tales change as you get older . Right Eric? lol #ericburdon

Published September 25, 2014 by Sherry Carroll

EVEN ROCK AND ROLL HAS FAIRY TALES BY SHERRY CARROLL

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“From one Rock n Roll Princess to another – mission accomplished. I loved it. I stayed up all night reading it – I really couldn’t put down the Kindle! I was one of those women who watched “Almost Famous” and laughed at how accurate it really was. I was in the middle of it all – in my years in Rock Radio – and I really connected with how Sherry presented her experiences in “Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales”. Everything Sherry said about groupies, back stage environment – and the changes that have gone on – is really true! Sometimes for the worse.  Sherry’s experiences were fun, crazy, and wild – and that is reflected in her writing. Many writers have such a poor way of describing these types of events- the excesses and the chaos – and Sherry nailed it. Everything morphs into a new “normal” – and she chose to join the World of The Rock and Roll Circus. Congrats Sherry – Eric should be proud! I can’t wait for the next volume!”   Laurie Loomis

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