Dreams to Remember

Published April 4, 2019 by A.J.B. Johnston

I cannot say when the book on the Lincolns — tentatively entitled “Dreams to Remember: The Life and Times of The Lincolns, Nova Scotia’s Legendary ’60s Band” — will be on bookstore shelves.

But an important step was taken this week. I sent the 51,000-word manuscript off to Nimbus Publishing. At some point in the weeks or months ahead, Nimbus will assign an editor and designer to work on it. I’ll let everyone know when the book moves on to that step.

Today, I want to express my deep gratitude to everyone who contributed a story, gave me a lead, or helped locate an image. There is a very long list of all those people, too long to give here.

My greatest thanks go to the Lincolns themselves, for sharing their stories with me. In alphabetical order: Barry, Dick, Don, Frank, Jack, John, Layne and Rod gave me great material for the book—and so did dozens of fans.

In addition, John MacLachlan Gray wrote a terrific Foreword and Frank MacKay composed an Afterword days before he died.

As I was writing the final few words, a crazy and unexpected thought popped into my head. An earlier book—”Endgame 1758″—came to mind. What? I said to myself. That was about an imperial struggle 250 years ago, not a rock ‘n roll band. Then it occurred to me, like “Endgame 1758,” “Dreams to Remember” is a continuous and compelling narrative about a collection of fascinating individuals. Rock ‘n roll and a massive siege: they are all about life, aren’t they?

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