Bill German, author of “Under Their Thumb,” was a 16-year-old Rolling Stones fanatic when he started his “fanzine” “Beggar’s Banquet” in 1978, which eventually became the Stones official fan club newsletter.Never in his wildest dreams did this Brooklyn native foresee that it would eventually lead him to entering the Stones’ world, sharing private moments with the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.” Reviewfix.com recently interviewed German and got his thoughts on what makes the band so special, the early days of the newsletter, Brooklyn, the Stones’ best concert and upcoming reissues( “Exile On Main Street” and “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out”). He also gives us a glimpse at Mick Jagger’s changeability, Keith Richard’s quirks, Ron Wood’s perceived second class status (at the time), Bill Wyman’s warmth and Charlie Watt’s detachment. It is an interview that a Rolling Stones fan and non-fan alike will relish.
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Steve Janowsky is a former co-host of the Rocktologists theme based classic rock show radio show on WKRB 90.3 fm, which was voted the best classic rock podcast in the country by Dave White of About.com. Some of the interview guests on the show were Simon Kirke ( Free and Bad Company), Carl Palmer (ELP), Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge), Randy Jackson (Zebra) and Frank Marino of Mahogany Rush. Janowsky is also an English and Journalism instructor at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY and is an avid guitar player and songwriter.