Showing posts with label KJ Knight. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KJ Knight. Show all posts

9.26.2014

KNIGHT MOVES: THE KJ KNIGHT STORY


Knight Moves: The K J Knight Story recounts the fascinating tale of a miscreant young rock drummer growing up in the Motor City during the 1960s and 70s-a dynamic time period in rock and roll history. This is also the story of a teenage boy whose family is ripped apart by his father's infidelity and the dissolution of his parent's marriage.


As his home life quickly deteriorates, he immerses himself in his music, moving from one band to the next. In this no-holds-barred book, author K J Knight describes his life and career, including his repeated acts of juvenile delinquency and the capricious nature of the music scene, not only in Detroit, but all across the country.


This is a candid, behind-the-scenes memoir that could only have been written by a music insider, overflowing with insight into America's burgeoning rock culture. He delves into his experiences playing in The Amboy Dukes with infamous guitar great Ted Nugent and his encounters with other Motor City icons, such as Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, and Iggy Pop. Knight's passion for both music and his family provide the emotional core for his searing autobiography, Knight Moves: The K J Knight Story.

1.18.2014

THE AMBOY DUKES


 



Members of the band over time:

Ted Nugent, Rusty Day, Steve Farmer, Rick Lober, Andy Solomon, Greg Arama, Bob Lehnert, John Drake, KJ Knight, Dave Gilbert, Johnny Angelos, David Palmer, Gail Uptadale, Dick Treat, Gary Hicks, Bill White 







 
The Amboy Dukes were an American rock music band of the late 1960s and early 1970s from Detroit, Michigan, best remembered for their hit single "Journey to the Center of the Mind", and for launching the career of Ted Nugent. The band's name comes from the title of a book by Irving Shulman. Bassist Greg Arama died in 1979. 


1.08.2014

FALLEN ANGEL STORY: KJ KNIGHT AND SCOTT RICHARDSON

Scott Richardson
Hey gang! Got a really cool email today from Drummer KJ Knight and he sent me a song from the band The Fallen Angels... So when Scott R called today I got his take on the song "Big River" and KJ was so kind to give us some background on this band. Take a listen... I really like these tunes. Thanks KJ and Scott! xxooK From Scott Richardson.. Fallen Angels was band we put together after hanging around London 73-74. Had the great Kj on drums, I don't remember where we recorded it but am happy to find out KJ had a copy of it.


I recorded Big River written by Bob Seger because I think it is one of his best songs. There is something about that song that really moves me. I have always loved it. The song sounds as good to me today as when he wrote it. Thanks KJ for sending this in...

SR Big River Life is like a big river sinkin' or swim, depends on you you can take or you can be a giver if you got love you're gonna get through once, a good woman loved me I was kinda cruel, and she left me one day now I'm cryin', she loves another gotta go alone the rest of the way take, the advice of a loser who's been livin' too long alone follow your heart follow your rainbow and one day you'll find you are not alone Bob Seger

From KJ Knight
This session was done at ABC Recording Studios, Inc at 8255 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, California in I believe 1975.We recorded three songs, "Big River," "Ride The Wind," and "Someone Like You." The Fallen Angels was a great band and loaded with talent!!!

The group featured Scott Richardson on vocals. Other members included: Richard Haddad Michaels on bass, Mike Nardone on guitar, and me, KJ Knight on drums. Scott Thurston, who later joined Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, played keyboards on a couple of these tracks. Email me for tracks

Original post is from Retrokimmer.com 

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