Fire and Rain

David Browne documents the recording of four landmark albums in 1970–Let It Be by The Beatles, Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel, Sweet Baby James by James Taylor, and Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. But what this colorful, captivating blend of history and music criticism really depicts is the end of the heady, idealistic energy of the 1960s and the beginning of a new era of rock & roll.