Possibly the best book I have read about this legendary band (I have also read two others). Written by fans of the band it's packed with photographs a lot of which have been previously unseen and relevant promotional paraphenalia from the music press of the time.
Drawing information from interviews with the band members and major players from the bands history it tells their story in great detail.
The book made me wonder how they would have faired had they been a little older before their star ascended and what would have happened had they been given some time to unwind between the relentless record, tour, record, tour treadmill which they eventually became part of.
The full story of the demise of Paul Kossoff is here and its obvious that no matter what friends or management did to try and help him once Free ended he began to self destruct. Theres a section in the latter part of the book about Backstreet Crawler at Newcastle City hall where Kossoff refused to return to the stage as he was talking to some bird sidestage. I was at the gig and if my memory serves me right he refused to return because the band didnt want to play The Hunter which the audience were going nuts for. I distinctly remember Terry Slesser shouting KOSSOFF get your ass back onstage allthough a friend also present argues it was Mike Montgomery who made the demand. The reason for his refusal to return ro the stage is irrelevant really, but it goes to show how detailed this book is. Oh yes and they did somewhat reluctantly play The Hunter.
If you have the remotest interest in Free or late 60's early 70's rock music this is a book you cant afford to miss . Highly recommended.