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Every Day of My Life : A Memoir - Beeb Birtles

Every Day of My Life

A Memoir

Paperback

Published: 1st November 2017
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Every Day of My Life is the remarkable tale of how Beeb Birtles conquered the music world - and then lost the band he'd helped form. Gerard Bertlekamp arrived in Australia in the 1970s, a Dutch boy with no English. Within a short space of time he developed his love of music and adopted the stage name of Beeb Birtles. Beeb became part of the pop sensation of the 70s, Zoot, along with Darryl Cotton and Rick Springfield.

Beeb then went on to become one of the founding members of Little River Band (LRB), which was the first Australian band to break into the elusive American market and have a gold album in the US. Their hits include: 'Reminiscing', 'Help is On its Way', 'Lonesome Loser', 'Curiosity (killed the cat)', 'Happy Anniversary', 'Lady,' 'It's a Long Way There' and "Every Day of My Life'.

Every Day of My Life is Beeb's story: raw, honest and a fascinating insight into the music world and one man's love of music.

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Nostalgic trip with Beeb Birtles ~ PopStar to LRB MegaStar!

5

Through the eyes of a young Dutch boy Gerald Bertelkamp and his family's journey from Holland to Australia, where the promise of a better life, friendly people and the warmth of the Aussie sun await them. You'll wind through one incredible lifetime to the present day and Beeb's life in Nashville USA. Beeb moves through the chapters of his life, openly, revealing his lifelong passions with the reader. Beeb speaks candidly about his life, about his love of God, and his love of family and of course his love of music! From a teenage Pin-up Popstar in Australia's first successful boy band, ZOOT, alongside Rick Springfield, Darryl Cotton and Rick Brewer, reaching international stardom, as a founding member, singer-songwriter-vocalist-guitarist in one of the World's Biggest Headlining Acts, the LITTLE RIVER BAND sharing the world stage with acts like Fleetwood Mac, Santana, The Doobie Brothers, Supertramp, America and Thin Lizzy. You will learn about meeting and recording with Sir George Martin OBE, (legendary producer of The Beatles albums) on the Caribbean island of Montserrat and recall the amazing vocal harmonies on Curiosity Killed the Cat, Help is on it's Way, Reminiscing and of course Every Day of My Life. Beeb spills the beans on the rise and demise of the Little River Band, the fame and fortune, and the reason for leaving the band and those who were actually behind the sell out and ownership of the LRB name and brand, and more recently the tribute band travelling the USA calling themselves Little River Band. This Memoir will quench the thirst of those dedicated fans in Australia and throughout the world, who attended the pubs, clubs and concert venues where Zoot, Mississippi and the Little River Band made their mark. Whether you are a fan or just enjoy a thoroughly good read, I am sure like me, you will enjoy Beeb's first book! Nostalia at its best!

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sit back and get swept along with Beeb Birtles story!

5

Get swept along with Little River Bands' Beeb Birtles entertaining and charismatic story Every Day of my Life! You'll start this journey, through the eyes of a young Dutch boy, Gerald, and the Bertelkamp family moving from Holland to Australia, where the promise of of a better life and the warmth of the Aussie sun, the breathtaking shorelines and friendly people await them. You'll go back through time, winding in and out of a wild and incredible lifetime of events meeting again in the present day. Beeb moves through the chapters of his life, openly, revealing his lifelong passions with the reader. From a teenage wannabe to Pin-up Popstar in Australia's first, and most successful boy band, ZOOT, alongside Rick Springfield, Darryl Cotton, reaching international stardom, as a founding member, singer-songwriter-vocalist-guitarist in one of the World's Biggest Headlining Acts, the LITTLE RIVER BAND sharing the worlds stage with acts like Fleetwood Mac, Santana, The Doobie Brothers, Supertramp, America and Thin Lizzy. You'll recall the amazing vocal harmonies on Curiosity Killed the Cat, Help is on it's Way, Reminiscing and of course Every Day of My Life. Beeb spills the beans on the rise and demise of the Little River Band, the fame and fortune, and the reason for leaving the band and those who were actually behind the sell out and ownership of the LRB name and brand, and more recently the tribute band travelling the USA calling themselves Little River Band. Beeb speaks candidly about his life, about his love of God, and his love of family. You will learn about recording with Sir George Martin OBE, (legendary record producer of The Beatles) on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. This Memoir will quench the thirst of those dedicated fans in Australia and throughout the world, who attended the concert venues, where Zoot, Mississippi and the Little River Band made their mark. Whether a fan or just enjoy a great read, I am sure you will enjoy Beeb's first book!

Sydney NSW Australia

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ISBN: 9781925367973
ISBN-10: 1925367975
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st November 2017
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.48