“It transports the reader back in time to a specific moment when rock music was young and exciting, the world was changing, and possibilities seemed endless.”

So writes Drew Athans in his book review of “When Stars Were in Reach” on his blog The Rock and Roll Chemist.

Drew Athans is a blogger who writes about a variety of subjects, including music.  His blog averages about 4,000 – 7,000 hits per month and is growing daily.  Mr. Athans has written two books about the rock band Blur.

Some of the books Mr. Athans has reviewed are:

  • Man On the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s by Tom Doyle
  • The Beatles: BBC Archives by Kevin Howlett
  • Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together by Frank Lisciandro
  • The Beatles: All These Years, Vol 1: Tune In by Mark Lewisohn
  • George Harrison: Behind That Locked Door by Graeme Thomson
  • The Beatles: Solo by Mat Snow
  • The Beatles in 100 Objects by Brian Southall
  • Autobiography by Morrissey
  • Jimmy Page: Magus, Musician, Man by George Case
  • The Beatles Day by Day by Terry Burrows
  • God Save the Kinks by Rob Jovanovic
  • Raisin’ Cain: The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter by Mary Lou Sullivan
  • The Beatle Who Vanished by Jim Berkenstadt
  • Northern Songs; The Beatles Songwriting Empire by Brian Southall
  • Fab Gear: The Beatles and Fashion by Paolo Hewitt
  • Perfect Circle: The Story of REM by Tony Fletcher
  • Paul McCartney Recording Sessions by Luca Perasi
  • Americana by Ray Davies
  • A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths by Tony Fletcher
  • A Rock n’ Roll Autobiography by Bobby Whitlock
  • The John Lennon Letters edited by Hunter Davies
  • Starting at Zero: His Own Story by Jimi Hendrix
  • One Way Out: The Inside Story of the Allman Brothers Band by Alan Paul
  • Beatles Memorabilia: The Julian Lennon Collection
  • The Beatles at Shea Stadium by Dave Schwensen

…and now “When Stars Were in Reach.”  When Stars Were in Reach is proud to be in such illustrious company.  We welcome you to read Mr. Athans’ review and explore The Rock and Roll Chemist blog here