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Redbone : the true story of a Native American rock band  Cover Image Book Book

Redbone : the true story of a Native American rock band / written by Christian Staebler & Sonia Paoloni ; art by Thibault Balahy ; translated by Edward Gauvin ; lettering by Frank Cvetkovic.

Staebler, Christian (Illustrator), (author.). Paoloni, Sonia, 1963- (author.). Balahy, Thibault, (artist.). Gauvin, Edward, (translator.). Cvetkovic, Frank, (letterer.). Vegas, Frankie, (writer of foreword.).


"Brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas were talented Native American rock musicians that took the 1960s Sunset Strip by storm. They influenced The Doors and jammed with Jimmy Hendrix before he was 'Jimi', and the idea of a band made up of all Native Americans soon followed. Determined to control their creative vision and maintain their cultural identity, they eventually signed a deal with Epic Records in 1969. But as the American Indian Movement gained momentum the band took a stand, choosing pride in their ancestry over continued commercial reward. Created in cooperation with the Vegas family, authors Christian Staebler and Sonia Paoloni with artist Thibault Balahy take painstaking steps to ensure the historical accuracy of this important and often overlooked story of America's past. Part biography and part research journalism, Redbone provides a voice to a people long neglected in American history."--Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781684057146
  • ISBN: 1684057140
  • Physical Description: 159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: San Diego, CA : Idea and Design Works, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes foreword by Frankie Vegas and an afterword by Christian Staebler.
Includes an interview with Pet Vegas (pages 153-155).
Translated from the French.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and discography.
Subject: Redbone (Musical group) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Indians of North America > Comic books, strips, etc.
Rock groups > Comic books, strips, etc.
Rock musicians > Comic books, strips, etc.
Rock music > History > Comic books, strips, etc.
Redbone (Musical group)
Indians of North America.
Rock music.
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Nonfiction comics.
Graphic novels.
Nonfiction comics.
Biographical comics.

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