All You Need is Love: And 99 Other Life Lessons From Classic Rock Songs

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 12, 1998 - Music - 224 pages
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It's Not Only Rock 'N' Roll! It's Rock Wisdom
It's the insights and messages that come to us from 100 of our favorite rock songs. Love and marriage, family, friendships, self-esteem, spirituality, and community are just some of the themes explored in these healing and uplifting meditations, based on four decades of classic rock by artists like the Beatles, James Taylor, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, the Beach Boys, and dozens more. You'll also find background information on the songs and artists, as well as suggestions for applying these nuggets of rock wisdom to your everyday life. All You Need Is Love is a visit to our past and a companion for our present and future.

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Foreword by Dave Marsh 15
All Things Must Pass George Harrison 26
Blowin in the Wind Bob Dylan 34
Crazy Love Van Morrison 48
Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood the Animals 56
Father and Son Cat Stevens 62
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye 106
Helpless Crosby Stills Nash and Young 86
Just the Way You Are Billy Joel 118
Let It Grow Eric Clapton 124
Old Friends Simon and Garfunkel 136
Put a Little Love in Your Heart Jackie DeShannon 146
Secret o Life James Taylor 162
The Promised Land Bruce Springsteen 184
We Can Work It Out the Beatles 196

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? the Bee Gees 94
Isnt It a Pity George Harrison 110
Wont Get Fooled Again the Who 206

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About the author (1998)

Pete Fornatale, a pioneer in classic rock radio, has hosted shows on WFUV-FM, WNEW-FM, and K-ROCK, all in New York. He is the author of Radio in the Television Age and The Story of Rock and Roll.

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