advance-praise
Loren’s lively and colorful memoir isn’t simply a behind-the-curtains look at working with some of rock’s biggest names, including the Grateful Dead and The Doors. It’s the story of rock ‘n’ roll itself—how, in the 60s and 70s, the music leapt from the underground to the mainstream, and how young men like Loren were swept up in the madness and magic of it all.

DAVID BROWNE
ROLLING STONE
contributing editor
and author of FIRE and RAIN: THE BEATLES, SIMON & GARFUNKEL,
JAMES TAYLOR, CSNY and THE LOST STORY of 1970

Richard Loren was a witness to one of the most creative and chaotic eras of American musical history. That he lived this life is remarkable; that he wrote his story with such affection, perspective, and insight is impressive. And yes, that he remembers so many details of this long, strange trip is perhaps the most amazing accomplishment of all. High Notes, indeed.

WARREN LEIGHT
Playwright
Author of the Tony-Award-winning play, SIDE MAN

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…and Richard Loren was there for it all. Fascinating.

MARTY BALIN
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE

founder and lead singer

[Richard Loren was] one of the best managers we had.

PHIL LESH
GRATEFUL DEAD
bass player
and author of SEARCHING FOR THE SOUND: MY LIFE WITH THE GRATEFUL DEAD

When the Grateful Dead walked onto the stage in front of the Great Pyramid at Giza — among the highest points of their illustrious ride—they could thank Richard Loren for the trip. His career has lot of other big moments—working with The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Jerry Garcia and his various side projects—and they’re all in High Notes. He was there and he tells it straight. And it’s a great story.

DENNIS McNALLY
GRATEFUL DEAD
publicist and historian
and author of A LONG STRANGE TRIP/THE INSIDE HISTORY OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD and, DESOLATE
ANGEL: JACK KEROUAC, THE BEAT GENERATION, AND AMERICA

Richard Loren’s High Notes is a fast-paced and bracing plunge into the backstage and offstage world of some of rock’s most intriguing rebels, including Jim Morrison and The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Loren’s clear-eyed and at times funny personal saga takes us on a wild ride that encompasses everything from working with Liberace in his glittering prime to arranging the Dead’s transcendent Egypt adventure, with many a strange tale in between and after.

BLAIR JACKSON
author of GARCIA: AN AMERICAN LIFE

Richard Loren’s memoir provides a behind-the-scenes backstage pass to observe him balancing on his unique journey along a musical tightrope between Liberace and the Grateful Dead. Written with insight and revelation, High Notes is a treat to read with an afterglow to treasure.

PAUL KRASSNER
author of CONFESSIONS OF A RAVING, UNCONFINED NUT:
MISADVENTURES IN THE COUNTERCULTURE

This witty, generous, intimate, and touching memoir of a rock life is a must-read for all fans of the Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and, yes, Liberace. It’s also an inspiring tale of personal transformation. Richard Loren’s book is a trip worth taking. Get on board!

CHARLES LINDHOLM, PHD and author of CHARISMA
PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY, Boston University

BOOK AVAILABILITY

High Notes is scheduled to be released November 2014
in hardcover and paperback editions and can be pre-ordered
from amazon.com and all major booksellers .

A limited number of hardcover books, autographed by the author, will be available on this website November 2014.

eBook format available on amazon.com .
All other eBook sites November 2014.

Book Press Release