By Slim Jim Phantom
In June 1980, 19-year-old James McDonnell (known as narrow Jim Phantom) boarded a aircraft from long island urban to London together with his youth neighbors and bandmates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker. In under a yr, they went from being homeless, hungry, and residing in punk rock squats to the toast of the London tune scene.
The Stray Cats built a signature sound and elegance that swept the world over, published multiplatinum albums, and have been embraced and befriended via vintage rock acts just like the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, in addition to unique punk heroes resembling the intercourse Pistols, the Damned, and the conflict, and rock-and-roll originators Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. After ten years of marriage to actress Britt Ekland, narrow Jim moved down the hill to sundown Strip, the place his son was once raised and he owned the world-famous rock-and-roll bar Cat membership whereas carrying on with to play with a number of famous musicians.
Slim Jim, a veteran of the London and los angeles song scenes, recounts in his memoir not only the Stray Cats' upward push yet a distinct form of existence spent within the top echelon of rock-and-roll stardom.
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