By the Time We Got to Woodstock: The Great Rock 'n' Roll Revolution of 1969

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2009 - Music - 332 pages
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(Book). A fast-paced, fun, and sometimes brutal look at America's most volatile and creative year in music 1969: a time of euphoria and devastation, freedom and assassination, revolution and retribution, moonwalks and sit-ins, love-ins and race riots, sex, drugs, and guns. Idyllic college campuses became killing fields and inner cities went up in flames as the drumbeat of popular music tried to drown out the drums of war. 1969 was birthed through the visions and violence of 1968. By the Time We Got to Woodstock breathlessly documents a year that saw more music-as-manifesto and rock-as-revolution than ever before. At one mad outdoor party after another from Miami to Denver, and from Woodstock to Altamont cracks in the promised hippie utopia quickly turned to canyons. This was the year that saw the Beatles go supernova while Bob Dylan hightailed it to Nashville. From the Byrds, Joan Baez, Jimi Hendrix, the Airplane, and Janis Joplin to the Velvet Underground, the Mothers of Invention, Funkadelic, and the Fugs, 1969 stands up as a decade-smashing anomaly in the annals of rock'n'roll captured gloriously in this blistering book.

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Members of the Woodstock nation would have been hard pressed to find the likes of Rudy Vall├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Że, Al Jolson, or any other hit makers of 1929 on their car radios as they were stuck miles deep ... Read full review


TWO CoinUp the Country
THREE The L A Trip
FOUR If Youre Leaving San Francisco
five East Is East
SIX Dont Forget the Motor City
SEVEN The Long and Winding Road to Altamont
NINE The joy of Segues
TEN Sky Church
outro HelloGoodbye

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Bruce Pollock (seen here circa 1973) has been a fullfledged player in the deviant subculture of rock 'n' roll. He has written 12 books on music, interviewed hundreds of musicians, produced nearly 100 record compliations, founded and edited exactly 100 issues of a top music magazine, and published an annual reference book on songs for 17 years. Pollock currently resides in Fairfield, CT.

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