Doors drummer has had a long time love for horses. When “Light My Fire” became the number one song in America in the summer of 1967, as a reward Jac Holzman told all the members of The Doors to pick any present and John Densmore received a horse. Through the years Densmore has lent his name to charities to save wild horses and Densmore is one of those that have lent their voice for the audiobook version of Deanne Stillman’s book “Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West”.
“Mustang” is a sweeping history of the wild horse in America from pre-historic times to the reintroduction by the conquistadores, and into contemporary America where they have gone from a protected species to being rounded up for euthanization or as meat for slaughterhouses. “Mustang” was named the Los Angeles Times “best book of the year” and won the California Book Award Silver Medal for nonfiction.
Densmore is one of the many celebrities who lent their voices to the audiobook, including Angelica Huston, Wendie Malick, Frances Fisher, Richard Portnow, and for Densmore the synchronistically named singer, James Morrison. If you want to hear about five minutes of Densmore’s reading of the chapter “Hoofbeats on the Prairie” please follow the link to Rarebird Radio.
The audio version “Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West” is now available for pre-order at Rare Bird Books/Lit. Paperback copies of “Mustang” are available on Amazon.
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