Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970

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Da Capo Press, 2012 - Music - 369 pages
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Set against a backdrop of world-changing historical and political events, Fire and Rain tells the extraordinary story of one pivotal year in the lives and music of four legendary artists, and reveals how these artists and their songs both shaped and reflected their times. Drawing on interviews, rare recordings, and newly discovered documents, acclaimed journalist David Browne “allows us to see—and to hear—the elusive moment when the ’60s became the ’70s in a completely fresh way” (Mark Harris, author of Pictures at a Revolution).
  

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Review: Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970

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I really enjoyed this book and the in depth look at a pivotal year in rock history. Well-researched and written. Read full review

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This book tells the story of 1970, focusing mainly on the music of 1970 (while throwing in a bit of non-music history). Browne focuses on The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, CSNY, and James Taylor. He ... Read full review

Contents

WINTER INTO SPRING A SONG THAT THEY SING WHEN
25
SUMMER INTO FALL AWAY ID RATHER SAIL AWAY
187
FALL INTO WINTER GONE YOUR WAY ILL GO MINE
253
DECEMBER
315
OCTOBER 2009
327
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
335
INDEX
347
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About the author (2012)

David Browne is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the author of three previous books, including Goodbye 20th Century. He lives in New York City.

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