Bill Carter is one of the best storytellers I have ever met. I loved sitting in his office listening to him tell us stories about his adventures. He has a broad range of friends, acquaintances and enemies and now I can read about all of them in one book!! Working with Bill taught me so many things that I continue to use today. This should be one heck of an interesting, entertaining book. I can't wait!
Reba McEntire - Country Artist,
very once in a while a book comes along that defies conventional classification. It's non fiction, yet reads like a novel; it's main character is larger than life, a little like John Wayne and yet his clients included the Rolling Stones, the best known rock band in the world. He was a member of President John F. Kennedy's Secret Service and managed country singers as well.
Almost everyone he has ever come into contact with learned to respect his honesty and morality. Whenever someone needed to get a difficult job done and get it done well, the word would go out to "Get Carter".
Bill Carter is that man and his memoirs, "Get Carter - Backstage In History From JFK's Assassination
To The Rolling Stones" will take you on a wild ride through the second half of the Twentieth Century.
When you pick up this book, be prepared to sit and read for a while because you won't be able to put it down.
Bill Carter tells the story of a country boy from a modest background who learned to be comfortable walking the halls of power, surrounded by some of the most powerful and influential people of the time. He weaves his tale with such down home charm and wit that you find yourself imagining not only that you are there beside him, but that you are shaking the hands of the very same movers and shakers as Bill himself.
You get to look behind the scenes of John F. Kennedy's Washington and you're there on that terrible day in Dallas, Texas ... the day the world changed forever when three shots rang out in the afternoon sun and our beloved young president lay dead at the hands of a madman.
You're there in the underground garage when the madman himself is slain in front of a shocked nation, leaving questions unanswered to this very day.
And that's just the beginning!
Here's just a glimpse of what else is in store for you in this one of a kind memoir:
Who Killed the President?
Behind the scenes look at what the Secret Service was doing during The Warren Commission's investigation of President Kennedy's assassination.
Why Kennedy's Death Was a Tragedy
The truth behind Kennedy's wish to pull all troops and advisory personnel out of Vietnam, which could have meant NO Vietnam War and saved thousands of American lives.
The Future Is Now
Bill Carter's life after Kennedy, serving President Johnson and the First Lady. Time for a change ... helping Fred Smith get Federal Express off the ground.
On the Road with the Rolling Stones
Finding a way to get visas for "the most dangerous rock-and-roll band in the world," the Rolling Stones.
U.S. Tour 1975
Touring with the Stones as part of the secret agreement with the State Department that allowed
Mick Jagger and the boys into the States.
The Reports of the Premature Death of the Rolling Stones Are Not Exaggerated
The newspapers screamed: ďKeith Richards, lead guitarist with the Rolling Stones, has been charged here with possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking. An ounce of heroin with an estimated street value of $4,000 was seized in a downtown hotel after a week-long investigation at Toronto International Airport."
Life As Usual -- The 1978 Tour
The Stones decide to play small, out-of-the-way theaters and halls in between the large sold out stadium gigs, in secret. And much, much more . . .
Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash
Finding the crashed plane of the great southern rock band and the aftermath.
Little Miss TNT
The molding of Tanya Tucker from teenage wonder to mega-star and then to the cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine.
Do You Know How to Skin a Catfish?
Threatening President Richard Nixon with a lawsuit on behalf of ex-Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa.
The Release of Steve McQueen's Body: The Reality and the Myth
When Mexican authorities refused to release the body of Hollywood legend Steve McQueen, Bill Carter, in the role of "The Intimidator," springs to action, launching an all-out attack on Juarez for custody.
Nuclear Disaster in Damascus
On a missile site in Damascus, Arkansas, a tanker truck loaded with deadly chemicals was sitting unattended when it developed a leak, unbeknownst to the Air Force. By the time the nearby farmers saw the toxic cloud over their heads, some had breathed the noxious fumes. They reported the leak and . . .
I'm a Little Bit Country . . . I'm a Little Bit Gospel . . . I'm a Little Bit Rock íní Roll
The rise of Reba McEntire, Rodney Crowell, Bill Gaither, Tanya Tucker. How negotiations on an HBO special for rock legend David Bowie almost cost Bill Carter a client and caused the futures of a TV producer and a business manager to flash before their eyes.
The Air force Years: In 1954 the U.S. was concerned about Russian bomber attacks, so we had an air defense network of radar systems all around the country to protect us against incoming Soviet bombers. The ADC was a new command in . . .
The College Years
The return from Iceland and attending Arkansas State. Good grades, beautiful girls and happy times.
The Psychic Years
Developing spiritual connections with some of the most amazing, intuitive people on the planet ... Ruth Montgomery,
and many, many past lives. Bill Carter shares some of his thoughts about "past lives" and invisible, universal principles.
The View From The Cumberland
Having brushed shoulders with some of the biggest names of the 20th century -- Billy Graham, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, Bill Gaither, the Rolling Stones, Wilbur Mills, and many, many others, Bill Carter spends most of his time on his forty acre farm outside Nashville on the Cumberland River with his lovely wife, Marlow.
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But there's no reason to take my word for how truly remarkable Bill Carter's life has been. Here's what some others have to say:
"Bill Carter has lived a life like no other."
Bill Carter has lived a life like no other. From serving in John F. Kennedyís Secret Service to shepherding the Rolling Stones through their tumultuous first U.S. stadium tour and their myriad legal problems, he witnessed first hand and participated in massive shifts in American history.
Chet Flippo, Former Editor of Rolling Stone magazine,
Editorial Director of CMT.com
"Bill Carter's history is so fascinating for me . . ."
Since November 22, 1963, JFK has been a household name for a whole generation of Soviet baby-boomers that is my generation. That's why Bill Carter's history is so fascinating for me and for many people back in Russia. On a more personal note: Bill is a man who has once introduced me to the enchanting world of the gospel music.
Vladimir Kiklo, ITAR-TASS UN correspondent
"If you wanted something done that was complicated, tough to do and had a short timeline, Carter was THE person to call."
Carter and I have been good friends since we first met, back in the '70s. When we first met, he was living in Little Rock and just getting his feet wet in the music business. Our association continued after he moved to Nashville and became a personal manager to several country music artists. If you wanted something done that was complicated, tough to do and had a short timeline, Carter was THE person to call. He handled delicate matters for my friend and client, Steve McQueen and other industry people in Los Angeles, and he never failed in what he set out to do and he never complained. More importantly, he has been consistently honest and forthright in his dealings, something too seldom found in the entertainment industry in LA. He really is one of a kind, and I am proud to call him a friend through thick and thin.
W.J. (Bill) Maher -
Formerly Senior Executive with CMA and ICM talent agencies
Primary Advisor to actor Steve McQueen
". . . he was representing the Rolling Stones, Tanya Tucker and other luminaries."
When I first met Bill Carter and started associating with him (on his mundane cases) he was representing the Rolling Stones, Tanya Tucker and other luminaries. His brilliant and exciting career as an adult contrasts with the days of his youth when he spent much of his time out of school picking cotton in the hellish hot fields of northeast Arkansas. If you want to get it from the inside from a charismatic, bright, unbelievably energetic figure, read Billy Neal Carter's memoirs.
Billy Roy Wilson -
Little Rock, Arkansas
"This book will tell a story and a good one, but it's the storyteller who is the real story."
I consider myself normal. Bill Carter isn't. For instance he differs from "normal people" in that he embraces reincarnation and is a Democrat! But still he is one of the most unforgettable characters I'll ever meet. This book will tell a story and a good one, but itís the storyteller who is the real story. Heís stubborn and determined, but has a tremendous sense of humor, he's tough but still a romantic and he is loyal yet is inclusive. He's a friend of mine and you will be his, as well, after you have read this book. Or at least an admirer.
Jay Dickey -
Former Member of Congress 1993-2000, Arkansas - R
"Bill Carter is larger than life like a character in an Elmore Leonard novel."
Bill Carter has been my mentor and forceful advocate since the late '70s. Beginning with the Stones' '81 tour, Carter helped me to elevate the business aspects of my craft and how lighting designers were perceived. I was too young and naive to understand the nuances myself, so he taught me the ropes, employing a Broadway-style approach to our deal-making that only one other designer was using at that time. He became my "go-to" guy. His belief in me gave me a lot of confidence, and through him, other doors were opened, especially in television. Bill Carter is larger than life -- like a character in an Elmore Leonard novel. (He would always be the good guy). The word authentic comes to mind, he's uniquely and authentically himself -- a real force of nature. He's honest and guileless, and he holds his friends close. Had I not met Bill, I literally would not have the career I enjoy today.
Allen Branton -
TV, Concert and Broadway Lighting Designer
". . . he helped one of America's great businesses, Federal Express, get off the ground."
Bill Carter is an American in the John Wayne tradition. He made something out of himself. His story is one of a man who made things happen for his friends and clients, whether in politics, business or the entertainment arena. In one of his endeavors he helped one of America's great businesses, Federal Express, get off the ground!
Frank Watson, Former Law Partner
Member of the Original Board of Directors of Federal Express
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