LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Publishers Newswire/ — Altergate Publishing announced today that author Dee Dee Phelps’s “Vinyl Highway” (ISBN: 978-1934321751) is a finalist in the National USA Book News Best Book Awards Autobiography category. Vinyl Highway goes on tour across the 1960’s in this humorous chronicle of destiny and rock-and-roll, as 18-year old Mary transforms from shy college student to hit singer/songwriter, half the singing team Dick and Dee Dee, one of the most popular recording duos of the era.

The memoir contains never-before-told tales of singing with the Beach Boys, recording with the Rolling Stones and performing and touring with many 60’s notable recording artists.

Dee Dee will read excerpts from her memoir at Barnes & Noble’s Los Angeles Grove store on Sunday, November 9th at 2 p.m.

On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2009, Dee Dee and her partner, Michael Dunn, will perform as Dick and Dee Dee at the Ultimate Doo Wop Show held on stage at the Orange County Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m.

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