Following Breadcrumbs

Tales of a Rock and Roll Girl Child

by Jamie Johnston



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/11/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781532029271
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781532029264

About the Book

As an LA tween in the mid-1960s, Jamie Johnston—free-spirited, fiercely independent Hollywood brat and daughter of ’40s/’50s actor-singer Johnny Johnston (“Rock Around the Clock”)—had two significant events forever frozen in her mind. The first of these memories she would share with millions—the era-defining appearance of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan in 1964. The second memory, however, was much more intimate. It was a bright summer’s day in 1966 when she stood rapt, watching one of the undisputed kings of the Sunset Strip, the Byrds’ Gene Clark, coolly entering the legendary Whisky a Go Go. Little did Jamie know that a mere nine years after having her life changed by the Fab Four, her female duo, the Skiffles, would be signed to a record deal with Beatles producer, George Martin, or that twenty years hence, she would embark upon a passionate affair with the ill-fated ex-Byrd Clark, who died at the age of forty-six in 1991. What begins as an up-close-and-personal commentary of an era that changed the world, with many of its famous players traversing through the pages, evolves into a tragic love story. Praise for Following Breadcrumbs “Following Breadcrumbs is a tell-all rock-and-roll memoir with a conscience” (Tom Sandford, the Clarkophile Blog, Toronto, Canada).

About the Author

Jamie Johnston was born and grew up between the worlds of old and new Hollywood. In 1972, she and her songwriting partner Sandy, were one of the first female rock bands to get a major record deal. Johnston studied acting with Lee Strasberg and worked in film, theater, and voice overs for years. She lives in the mountains of Idyllwild, California.