Author Steve Wright is currently writing the first official book about the life of legendary rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI). He promises it will “show you a part of the man you do not know.”
Wright, who met Bonnet over 20 years ago, has decided to share some of the contents of the chapters as they are being written. Click here for a sneek peek at chapters one and two.
A release date for the book has not yet been announced.
In 1979, Bonnet auditioned for the frontman position in RAINBOW. With his James Dean image, the choice of Bonnet to replace Ronnie James Dio was subject to some questions. However, once the band heard Bonnet sing, they knew they had their man. With Bonnet at the mic, they recorded the “Down To Earth” LP, which became one of RAINBOW‘s most successful releases.
Graham moved on from RAINBOW in the early ’80s to work on his solo career. He also played with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, recorded several albums with ALCATRAZZ and had a short stint with IMPELLITTERI.