A Music Autobiography - Rock 'n' Roll Stories of The Tropics, Tom Petty, Mudcrutch, The Rascals, Gregg Allman, Cactus and many more music legends, friends and loved ones. Untold tales of tragedy and truth! A story of real musical roots! The life and times of Charlie Souza Book Endorsements: In 1965 The Tropics were the biggest band in Florida - simple as that. I watched them in awe! Their power was never truly captured on record, but a show beyond belief! No small part of that was bassist Charlie Souza. When my band in 1975 was looking for a bass player, as I was switching from bass to guitar, we asked Charlie to join and he did. I found him to be a great musician and a nice guy. I’m sure his book will be an interesting read for anyone looking for rock & roll adventure!" Tom Petty 2011. "He hits all the right notes. A great player, terrific singer and a gentleman as well! It's always a pleasure to share the stage with my friend, Charlie Souza." Dino Danelli - Rascals. "After I left Cactus, Charlie eventually became the bass player in the New Cactus Band. I came to know him as a good bass player and friend. I'm sure he has some great stories to tell!" Tim Bogert - Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, BBA Beck Bogert & Appice. "The thing I love about Charlie Souza's musicianship is that he comes from the heart - that coupled with his great understanding of what he plays makes for great music. You know, I bought my house from Charlie, and his good energy is in my wooden beams. That's why I sleep good at night!" Tim Hauser -Manhattan Transfer.