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By Slim Jim Phantom

In June 1980, 19-year-old James McDonnell (known as narrow Jim Phantom) boarded a aircraft from long island urban to London along with his early life pals and bandmates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker. In under a yr, they went from being homeless, hungry, and dwelling in punk rock squats to the toast of the London song scene.

The Stray Cats constructed a signature sound and magnificence that swept the world over, published multiplatinum albums, and have been embraced and befriended through vintage rock acts just like the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, in addition to unique punk heroes akin to the intercourse Pistols, the Damned, and the conflict, and rock-and-roll originators Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. After ten years of marriage to actress Britt Ekland, slender Jim moved down the hill to sundown Strip, the place his son was once raised and he owned the world-famous rock-and-roll bar Cat membership whereas carrying on with to play with a number of famous musicians.

Slim Jim, a veteran of the London and los angeles song scenes, recounts in his memoir not only the Stray Cats' upward thrust yet a unique kind of lifestyles spent within the higher echelon of rock-and-roll stardom.

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