Book Review: Touching Greatness

By Ted Sobel

(paperback) $24.95

While his thoroughly entertaining memoir is primarily a chronicle of the longtime author-sportscaster’s interractions with some of our greatest athletes, he also manages to generously spotlight his experiences with cool music, notably by a popular L.A. club band called The Trips (his brother Glenn’s group) who were active in the ‘60s. Rock bands Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Bobby Fuller 4, The Doors, The Byrds, The Eagles and others all make appearances in this lively look back.