Chapter Seventeen. There and Back Again


Some musicians find luck early, and John was hoping that would be him. He was 22, he loved writing songs, and his band had chemistry. It was time to audition for a record deal. So far his group had performed cover songs in nightclubs in Germany and were tired of the grind. It was time to dream and to go for the big leagues. So they put together 15 of their best songs (only three of them original) and played their hearts out for recording studio executives. The studio recorded the audition in hopes they would find the next big thing. What they heard was disappointing. The response was clear: “We don’t like ...

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