Backbeat Books is proud to announce the December 2022 release of Rock Camp (192 pages • 978-1-4930-7010-7 • 9.95 • Hardback) by David Fishof with Travis Atria. After years of producing rock tours throughout the world and working with icons like Roger Daltrey, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, and so many more, David Fishof wanted to capture the rock ‘n’ roll experience for everyone. He was inspired to create the one-of-a-kind Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, where for the past twenty-five years over 6,000 campers and counselors have lived, played, and become family with rockstars. Campers get to meet and jam with their musical idols—including Joe Perry, Vince Neil, Jack Bruce, and Jeff Beck—in such legendary venues like Abbey Road Studios in London, Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, and Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. ROCK CAMP: An Oral History will be available on December 1, 2022 everywhere books are sold, visit here for more details.
“Music is undeniable in how it can connect and transform people. ROCK CAMP has brought together folks from different walks of life and created bonds that could be formed no other way but through loving and playing music. 25+ years on I still get such a charge seeing campers on the first day and watching their reaction when they meet their Rock Star counselors and bandmates. It's really tremendous - and now I get to share their stories with fans around the world - I'm thrilled with how the book turned out - it's really special. I hope everyone enjoys it - and the funds raised are going to a great cause.”- David Fishof
"The Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp experience has been life-changing for so many people. Several of us Rock Camp alum's who have shared in the joy and spirit of Rock Camp had the idea of forming a not for profit foundation. Our purpose was to provide financial and mentoring support to persons who otherwise might not be able to enjoy the Rock Camp experience due to personal circumstances. With the encouragement and support of David, we have been successful in establishing the Rock and Roll Fantasy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, dedicated to "Changing Lives Through Music". We hope music fans everywhere will join us in celebrating Rock Camp with their support of this amazing book." - Frank Pawlak, Executive Director of Rock and Roll Fantasy Foundation
Rock Camp: An Oral History shares the history of the camp through interviews from the people who got to live out their dreams. Fishof gives a behind-the-scenes look at the origins, early struggles, and challenges he faced to meet the level of excellence he envisioned for the campers and rockers. With original photos and illustrations, the camp experience comes to life and celebrates the heart of its mission: ordinary fans right in the middle of it all!
All proceeds from Rock Camp: An Oral History directly benefit the Rock and Roll Fantasy Foundation.
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