Flashbacks by Michael Lydon

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Flashbacks is an eyewitness account of '60s rock as it was being made. Michael Lydon-the first editor of Rolling Stone and a participant in the rock revolution-enjoyed unique access to the people and events when rock was new. His profiles of the founding fathers and mothers of '60s rock are unique in that they are based on first-hand interviews and on-the-spot reporting. This collection includes the first piece written on the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967 (written only 48 hours after the festival, and never before published); an account of the Rolling Stones's U.S. tour of December 1969; Janis Joplin's dramatic rise and equally dramatic fall; The Grateful Dead at home in their communal house in San Francisco and on stage at Winterland; and much more.
 

About Michael Lydon

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Michael Lydon was hired by young Jan Wenner as the first editor of Rolling Stone, shepherding the magazine through its initial issues. He also wrote for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and other publications on the nascent rock revolution. His books include Rock Folk; Boogie Lightning; and Ray Charles: Man and Music. He lives in New York City.
 
Published April 25, 2003 by Routledge. 240 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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