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Miles: The Autobiography

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TIL Miles Davis was invited to a White House dinner by Ronald Reagan. During dinner, Nancy Reagan turned to him and asked what he’d done with his life. Straight-faced, Davis replied: “Well, I’ve changed the course of music five or six times. What have you done except fuck the president?”
For more than forty years Miles Davis has been in the front rank of American music. Universally acclaimed as a musical genius, Miles is one of the most important and influential musicians in the world. The subject of several biographies, now Miles speaks out himself about his extraordinary life.Miles: The Autobiography, like Miles himself, holds nothing back. For the first time Miles talks about his five-year silence. He speaks frankly and openly about his drug problem and how he overcame it….

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TIL Miles Davis was invited to a White House dinner by Ronald Reagan. During dinner, Nancy Reagan turned to him and asked what he’d done with his life. Straight-faced, Davis replied: “Well, I’ve changed the course of music five or six times. What have you done except fuck the president?”(r/todayilearned)

True story. On page 381 he says this to a “a politician’s wife” during a dinner with the president: “Well, I’ve changed the course of music five or six times so I guess thats what I’ve done. … Now, tell me what you have done that is of any importance other than being white…?”

There is more, but I don’t feel like retyping it. Check it out in the Amazon.com preview: www.amazon.com/Miles-Autobiography-Davis/dp/067172…

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$12.82

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Paperback

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ABIS_BOOK

Book Author

Miles Davis

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Reprint

Book Publisher

Simon & Schuster

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