Mark “Hoss” Amans was born and raised in the state of Washington. He started in Rock n’ Roll in 1962 with two Seattle groups, the Viceroy’s and the Wailers.

“In those days I was called a “band boy”, long before the term “roadie” was coined.” Mark became “Hoss” while working with Paul Revere and the Raiders. Working with the Raiders led to non–stop tours and many appearances on Dick Clark’s “Where the Action Is” on ABC TV. The raiders have done more TV appearances than any other band in the history of Rock n’ Roll, over 750 shows. Hoss himself worked more TV appearances than any other road manager. The litany of groups ‘Hoss’ staged and road managed is extensive; The Blues Magoos, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, The Grass Roots, The Who, Herman’s Hermits and Cat Stevens to mention a few. “After being on the road for 18 years I became a road manager and tour manager then band manager.”

Following his wild and exciting career as a high profile road manager on the inside of the evolution of rock n’ roll, a movie producer friend persuaded ‘Hoss’ to document the tumultuos life that most fans never get to experience. This is that book. No other road manager can even come close to telling this story with the revealing detail that ‘Hoss’ poured into Where the Action Was!

‘Hoss’ is already in discussion with a pending movie deal that will chronicle this revealing, chaotic and legendary life. Asking ‘Hoss’ to summarize the Rock n’ Roll life in one sentence, he said: “my only regret is that the evolution of Rock n’ Roll will never happen again…”