Evel Knieval - the Rock Opera

I guess I didn't realize that Evel Knieval had his own rock opera. Jef Bek, a musical director and composer with a small Los Angeles t...

I guess I didn't realize that Evel Knieval had his own rock opera.

Jef Bek, a musical director and composer with a small Los Angeles theater company. produced the musical, after obtaining the rights from iconic American daredevil himself back in 2003.

It's a story of Evel's life, from his roots in Montana, to the daredevil jumper, to his Caesar's Palace disaster, and his Snake River Canyon fiasco, all set to 1970's style rock music.


As CNN originally reviewed...
Bek, 40, said he envisions the rock opera as an homage to Knievel and to the musical spirit of 1970s bands such as The Who, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Knievel inspired a 12-year-old Bek to become a stunt rider while he was growing up in Des Plaines, Illinois, but Bek said he abandoned that dream after riding his bicycle into a tree stump.
I guess if you can't be like Evel Knieval, you might try to singing about him instead.

Visit "Evel Knieval: The Rock Opera" at it's official website...
http://www.ekrockopera.com

You can also listen to some of its music on MySpace...
http://www.myspace.com/evelknieveltherockopera

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