Jammin on Haight is proud to host a book signing with tour manager extraordinaire, Sam Cutler. He’ll be autographing his book, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” on Saturday September 27th from 5pm-8pm at 1400 Haight Street, San Francisco.
SAM CUTLER has worked with two of the largest grossing live acts in the world, the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead, and has been at the center of some of the most exciting developments in music history.
He is best known as former tour manager for the Rolling Stones, guiding through events such as their 1969 American tour and The Altamont Free Concert. He is credited with first describing the Rolling Stones with the now famous line “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World…The Rolling Stones!”, and can be heard introducing them as such on the album, ‘Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out’ Cutler is featured in the documentary, ‘Gimme Shelter’ and also makes appearances in films such as ‘Festival Express’ and ‘The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park’ .
Throughout his rock and roll career, Cutler was responsible for organizing some of the largest rock and roll shows in history including the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park, the Dead’s participation in the 1970 Festival Express Tour of Canada, The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen (at 700,000+ paid admission the largest single paid admission event in rock and roll history), and the 1972 European Tour of the Grateful Dead, the musical results of which can be heard on the Dead’s triple live album “Europe ’72”.
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” is a memoir of Sam’s Long Strange Trip in the music business. Along the way Sam draws intimate portraits of other stars of the psychedelic circus that was the music industry in the sixties and seventies, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Band, the Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, and Eric Clapton. This is an exhilarating, all-areas-access rock memoir from someone who has seen — and done — it all.
Come down to Jammin on Haight and meet the legend that is Sam Cutler.
- April 29, 2016
- Spencer Kruse