Follow the Music: The Life and High Times of Elektra Records in the Great Years of American Pop Culture

Follow the Music: The Life and High Times of Elektra Records in the Great Years of American Pop Culture

by Jac Holzman, Gavan Daws
     
 

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Jac Holzman witnessed a cultural transformation during the time he ran Elektra Records from 1950 to 1973. Follow the Music captures pivotal scenes of pop culture as Holzman saw them, from what happened backstage when Bob Dylan went electric to Jim Morrison's legendary shenanigans.

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Jac Holzman witnessed a cultural transformation during the time he ran Elektra Records from 1950 to 1973. Follow the Music captures pivotal scenes of pop culture as Holzman saw them, from what happened backstage when Bob Dylan went electric to Jim Morrison's legendary shenanigans.

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Holzman, founder of Elektra Records, shares his experiences with Elektra and the classical Nonesuch line, from their origins in the late Fifties through the golden age of the Sixties. Holzman lived a classic American success storysomeone with new ideas who persevered in spite of initial discouragement and won. Along the way he met and records many of the most talented musicians of the era, including Judy Collins, Jim Morrison, Carly Simon, and Jackson Browne. Most of these artists, and other companions of the time, participated in the many thoughtful interviews (mostly new) contained here. The interviews provide inside information on the music and artists who made Elektra a success. A complete Elektra discography plus reproductions of many of the innovative Elektra and Nonesuch album covers are fine added touches. This book is the first in a projected series on the recording industry. If the succeeding volumes are as engrossing as this one, they will be valuable additions to most music collections.James E. Ross, WLN, Seattle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966122114
Publisher:
FirstMedia Books
Publication date:
03/15/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 10.92(h) x 1.33(d)

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