Soul collectors of a certain vintage will have fond memories of GARY US BONDS. Big hits like the rockin’ ‘New Orleans’, ‘Seven Day Weekend’ and ‘Quarter To Three’ turned many folk onto soul in the early 60s… well, now those folk –and indeed anyone interested in soul and pop’s heritage – can read all about Gary Bonds in a brand new autobiography – ‘BY U.S. BONDS – THAT’S MY STORY’.

The 250 page tome has been co-written with Stephen Cooper and wins publication in the UK in September. With a glowing endorsement from Stevie Winwood – “With a long and illustrious career spanning decades, Gary U.S. Bonds, one of the most underrated great of R&B, gives a personal account of the good, the bad and the music.” – the book follows Bond’s career from the early days of R&R and soul right up to his stage sharing antics with big fans like Bruce Springsteen and indeed E Street Bandsman, Steven Van Zandt provides the foreword to the book.