David ‘Beck’ Eicher’s biography takes place over a thirty-year period of events from the sublime to the down-right raunchy.
Coming from the intense confines of a very puritanical religion (Mennonite) and going to the major league inner music circles of both rock and classical, Eicher writes an honest and open account of his life. He takes us behind the scenes of the 70’s music culture. Eicher played keyboard with the iconic band, Ram Jam (who can forget Whoa-Black Betty bam-a-lam?) and has many stories from touring with the band and the sex, drugs and rock and roll life it entailed.
Around the same time, Eicher, worked with Rex Smith, who he had met in a heavily backed rock project in Florida along with an impressive band around him, and for a while Rex became the hottest teen idol in the world, and was an equally charismatic and mesmerizing personality in real life. He exploded onto the celebrity scene with his film Sooner or Later, sending fans into a Beatle-mania like frenzy, and right there with him was his friend, now known as David Beck.
David ‘Beck’ Eicher made friends easily and is a life-long friend of Stephanie Lamotta, who herself, is a storied lady, with many famous people as her intimate friends.
Moving to New York and immersing himself in the nightlife of Max’s Kansas City, and especially CBGB, he rubbed shoulders with the makers and shakers of the music industry and to famous purveyors of porno, describing his meeting with several porn stars as really nice and fun – although quite saucy. Also producing huge uptown variety shows with famous drag queens and strippers, catering for celebs, he has definitely seen both sides of the celebrity coin. His book is compelling it his wild and fun ride through a young life, naming many stars of the time.
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