Follow the Music: The Life and High Times of Elektra Records in the Great Years of American Pop Culture

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FirstMedia Books, 1998 - Music - 441 pages
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Jac Holzman started his own record company when he was all of nineteen. His total assets amounted to a handful of dollars, a brain fizzing with ideas, and a heart pumping with naive late-teenage hope. He christened his label Elektra. Twenty years later, Jac had brought five hundred albums into being. His studio was the hippest in the known world, and its walls were lined with gold and platinum records. In the Sixties, the great years of American pop culture, Elektra was a prime place to be, a sweet spot, and the world came knocking on the door to join the party - everyone from Andy Warhol to the Rolling Stones, by way of Iggy Stooge, Nico, and Jim Morrison.

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Holzman, founder of Elektra Records, shares his experiences with Elektra and the classical Nonesuch line, from their origins in the late Fifties through the golden age of the Sixties. Holzman lived a ... Read full review

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Chapter 1
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Chapter Z
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Chapter 3
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Gavan Daws is a historian and author of nine books about the Pacific and Asia, including a previous Nature Conservancy book, "Hawaii: The Islands of Life" (1988). He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. Marty Fujita is a Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution and founding director of The Nature Conservancy's Indonesia Program. She lived and worked in Indonesia for over seven years and now resides in Oakland, California.

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