Written in My Soul: Conversations with Rock's Great Songwriters

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RosettaBooks, Apr 1, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 472 pages

Written in My Soul, first published in 1986, is a snapshot of some of rock & roll’s most iconic artists at the same moment. Bill Flanagan, who would go on to create VH1 Storytellers and CMT Crossroads, spoke about songwriting and creativity with Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Joni Mitchell, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Bono and nineteen more music legends.

Long a collector’s item, second hand copies of Written in My Soul have sold for over a hundred dollars. It is a look at rock & roll history from inside the heads of the people who made it.


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A look into the minds of some of the most famous songwriters of the last half century, this is perhaps one of the most treasured books in my collection. I've stopped counting the number of times I've ... Read full review


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About the author (2010)

Bill Flanagan is executive vice president and editorial director of MTV Networks. He is also the author of A&R, New Bedlam, U2 at the End of the World, Last of the Moe Haircuts, and the novel Evening's Empire. Flanagan has written for several magazines, including Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone, Spy, and Vanity Fair.

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