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