• Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock & Revoution in the '60s

    Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock & Revoution in the '60s
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    ISBN: 9781408858127
    Title: Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock & Revoution in the '60s

    In 1966, at just twenty-two, New Yorker Richard Goldstein approached the Village Voice with a novel idea. 'I want to be a rock critic,' he said. 'What's that?' the editor replied.

    It was a logical question, since rock criticism didn't yet exist. In the weekly column he would produce for the Voice, Goldstein became the first person to write regularly in a major publication about the music that changed everyone's lives. He believed deeply in the power of rock, and, long before it was acceptable, he championed the idea that this music was a serious art form.

    From his unique position in journalism, Richard Goldstein saw the full arc of events that shaped culture and politics in the 1960s – and participated in them, too. He toured with Janis Joplin, spent a day at the Grateful Dead house in San Francisco, got stoned with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, and was in the front row when Jimi Hendrix burned his first guitar at the Monterey Pop Festival. He was present for Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, the student uprising at Columbia and the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention. He was challenged to a boxing match by Norman Mailer and took Susan Sontag to her first disco. Goldstein developed close relationships with several rock legends – Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, to name two – and their early deaths came as a wrenching shock, fueling his disillusionment as he watched the music he loved rapidly evolve from a communal rite to a vast industry – and the sense of hope for radical social upheaval fade away.

    Another Little Piece of My Heart is the intimate memoir of the writer as a young man. It is also a sweeping personal account of a decade that no one else could provide – a deeply moving, unparalleled document of rock and revolution in America. - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/another-little-piece-of-my-heart-9781408858127/#sthash.naG7LwLb.dpuf

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