Knight Moves: The K J Knight Story recounts the fascinating tale of a miscreant young rock drummer growing up in the Motor City during the 1960s and 70s—a dynamic and defining period in rock and roll history. This is also the story of a teenage boy whose world is ripped apart and whose destiny is sealed through his father’s infidelity and the resulting dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As his home life crumbles, young K J immerses himself in his music. And against the backdrop of the madness of the music industry, this aspiring musician nomadically roams from one band to the next in search of a place in the rock-and-roll world.
In this no-holds-barred account, author K J Knight describes his life and career, detailing his relentless acts of juvenile delinquency and his impact on the capricious nature of the music scene from Detroit to LA and back with many points in between. This candid, behind-the-scenes memoir could only have been written by a music insider, overflowing as it is with insight into America’s burgeoning rock culture. Knight chronicles his epic highs and shattering lows playing in countless bands. Eventually landing an envious gig with The Amboy Dukes and infamous guitar great Ted Nugent, K J gets a taste of the mythical life of a rock star, including rubbing shoulders with Motor City icons Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, and Iggy Pop.
Knight’s passion for both his music and his family provide the emotional core for this searing autobiography, Knight Moves: The K J Knight Story.