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John Shea Advocates for Corky Laing & Tuija Takala

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Corky Laing’s newest book is that rarest of literary treats – a memoir from a rock and roll star who can write as well as he can play. How does it feel to grow up Jewish in Montreal in the 1960’s, discover the power of drumming, get noticed, jam with Jimi Hendrix, hang with Jagger, and become an international rock star whose band Mountain plays at the original Woodstock - and that’s just the beginning? Read all about in Corky’s brilliant story which captures what it’s like to be on the front lines and backstage of the most transcendent period in rock history. He weaves his roller coaster tales with letters to the woman he loves back home – his mother Sarah. Corky, with the help of Tuija Takala, has found a voice that is funny, honest, real, and unforgettable. In the end, Letters to Sarah moves you because Corky’s heart is as big as his talent.