Lenny Kravitz’s autobiography of his life up to the age of 25 is a wild ride. As the son of Roxy Roker, a famous actress who starred on The Jeffersons, and NBC TV producer Sy Kravitz, he led a fabled life from the start. With a natural inclination toward music from the time he was a child, he played the drums and guitar and immersed himself in his parents’ records. With so much exposure to R&B, blues, classical, jazz, opera, and more, he added rock ‘n’ roll to the roster when he moved to Los Angeles for his mom’s job.
The influences of artists from The Jackson 5 to Led Zeppelin, along with his upbringing in both New York and LA, helped him find solace from his school and home struggles, leading him on the path that would bring him to rock stardom.