The Searchers And Me by Frank Allen
|Title||The Searchers and Me|
|Language||English, Spanish, and French|
2009 is a year of celebration marking five decades of the Searchers. From small beginnings the group has reached stratospheric heights. Frank Allen, front man and bass player has spent the last three years collating all his diaries and memory banks to produce this magnificent account of the history of the Searchers. It is a very full and definitive biography, but as Frank himself in his Introduction states The story can never be a complete one. Nevertheless, the 440 + pages are packed with epic stories, comedy and tragedy and little nuggets of information that could only have been experienced by someone who was there, covering in some detail both the earliest days of the embryonic Searchers and Franks formative musical years with Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers. In addition, there are 167 photographs many of which have never been published before. The Searchers and me is a testament to Frank Allen's enduring popularity both on and off the stage.