'SUPER FREAK: THE LIFE OF RICK JAMES' IS PETER'S FOURTH AND POSSIBLY HIS BEST MOTOWN BOOK
SUPER FREAK SONG SAVES STORMY STORY
In a story headlined "Now on Stage, Stormy Daniels: A Stripper and a Presidency Meet After Dark" the New York Times revealed yesterday that "Super Freak," Rick James's biggest hit, was played at Stormy's first appearance since it was revealed that she had sex with the President of the United States only months after Small Fingers' current wife gave birth to their son. Only the redeeming power of Rick's hit song make it possible for me to mention this encounter without gagging. Thank you, Rick.
Eddie Holland $20 Million in Debt
After writing hundreds of great Motown songs for most Motown performers except Rick James, Eddie Holland has run into deep deep financial trouble at age 78. Click on the blue headline above to read the whole sad story.
Celebrity Radio Host Loves Super Freak!
Humble and Fred Rick James Interview
PROMINENT RADIO HOSTS HUMBLE AND FRED allowed me to talk about Rick on their fabulous radio show on April 20. This was extremely appropriate, since H&F broadcast from Toronto, last week was Canadian Music Week and Rick was a Canadian musician for 14 years before heading south to Motown. Insert SuperFreak bit.ly/2pJ1Bzk in your brower to hear their whole show, and then, if you wish, fast forward to my part at the 1 hour-9 minute-58 second mark.
Rick James Honored with Superfreaky Trailer
The National Black Book Festival, a friend to all those struggling scribes who write books of interest to African-Americans, has done Rick and me the honor of producing a FABULOUS SUPERFREAKY trailer in honor of Rick and my bio of him. Click on the blue hypertext link above and see for yourself.
'SUPER FREAK,' RICK JAMES' BIOGRAPHY, RELEASED MARCH 1
Rick James played with Neil Young, self-produced his first album (later picked up by Motown), crossed rock and funk to come up with one of the best-selling albums of the 1980s, became one of the biggest pop stars of the era, turned a young white woman named Teena Marie into an R&B superstar, displayed an outrageously sex- and drug-filled lifestyle, was tried and found guilty of assaulting and imprisoning a young woman, went on to record new music that was compared to the Beatles’ White Album, and ended his life as a punch line for Dave Chappelle.
James attempted to tell his own story—in two different books—but left out many incidents that showed who he really was. Now, based on court records, newspaper archives, and extensive interviews with dozens of family members, band members, friends, and lovers, here is the definitive biography of Motown’s most controversial superstar.
The book is available in hardcover and kindle format on Amazon.com and at your local bookstore.
See reviews on "Super Freak" Page on this site.
MARY WELLS BOOK ISSUED IN PAPERBACK
Click on the link above to see the video trailer for Peter's previous book, "Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar" NOW IN PAPERBACK
PETER WRITES ROLLING STONE PIECE ABOUT CON JOB BEHIND 'LOST SUPREME' MOVIE
Click on the link above to read about the con game behind the movie about Flo Ballard, the founder of the Supremes and the subject of Peter's popular book, "The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard."