Session Legend Harvey Brooks Publishes Memoir, “View From The Bottom”

Harvey Brooks: A View From The BottomLast year, we shared a Stories Behind the Songs interview with the one and only Harvey Brooks, whose bass lines laid the foundation for songs and albums that changed the face of popular music. Now, fans can get even deeper into the music and his life with his new memoir, View From The Bottom.

“Harvey Brooks first came to the public’s attention when he played on the classic Bob Dylan album Highway 61 Revisited, released in 1965 to great acclaim,” the book’s back cover explains. “Since then he has played with everyone from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Electric Flag, Al Kooper, John Cale, and many others. This is his story, told from his own perspective, which includes first-hand accounts of such historical events as the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, as well as his esteemed career as a sought-after studio musician and staff producer for Columbia Records.”

The 286-page book is co-written with Frank Beacham and Harvey’s wife, Bonnie Brooks. It’s available now in a hardcover edition through Amazon.

The book is sure to be filled with great stories. Just check out Brooks talking about working with Davis on Bitches Brew:

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