Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Bittersweet Story Of 1970

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Da Capo Press, Jul 24, 2012 - History - 392 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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Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970

User Review  - Jeanne Bogino - Book Verdict

Browne (Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley) examines 1970 and, in effect, the end of the Sixties through the stories of artists who defined that decade and (in James Taylor's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eileen - Goodreads

This would probably be a 3-1/2, but I couldn't give it a four. There was so much information, but many of the facts I was already pretty familiar with and that's why I read it so slowly. It was easy to stop and start. An interesting look at a busy time in the world of music. Read full review

Contents

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PART ONE WINTER INTO SPRING A Song
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
DECEMBER
Acknowledgments
INDEX

CHAPTER 7

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About the author (2012)

David Browne is the music critic for Entertainment Weekly and a former reporter for the New York Daily News. His articles on music and popular culture have appeared in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Mojo, and other publications. A graduate of New York University's journalism program, be is the recipient of a 1996 Music Journalism Award for criticism. He lives in New York City.

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