Fire and Rain The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2012-07-03
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
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January 1970: the Beatles assemble one more time to put the finishing touches on Let It Be; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are wrapping up D j Vu; Simon and Garfunkel are unveiling Bridge Over Troubled Water; James Taylor is an upstart singer-songwriter who's just completed Sweet Baby James. Over the course of the next twelve months, their lives--and the world around them--will change irrevocably. Fire and Rain tells the story of four iconic albums of 1970 and the lives, times, and constantly intertwining personal ties of the remarkable artists who made them. Acclaimed journalist David Browne sets these stories against an increasingly chaotic backdrop of events that sent the world spinning throughout that tumultuous year: Kent State, the Apollo 13 debacle, ongoing bombings by radical left-wing groups, the diffusion of the antiwar movement, and much more. Featuring candid interviews with more than 100 luminaries, including some of the artists themselves, Browne's vivid narrative tells the incredible story of how--over the course of twelve turbulent months--the '60s effectively ended and the '70s began.

Author Biography

David Browne is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the author of three previous books: Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth, Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley; and Amped: How Big Air, Big Dollars, and a New Generation Took Sports to the Extreme. He lives in New York City,

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Prologue: Januaryp. 5
Winter Into Spring: A Song That They Sing When They Take to the Highwayp. 25
Spring Into Summer: A Feeling I CanÆt Hidep. 113
Summer Into Fall: Away, IÆd Rather Sail Awayp. 187
Pall Into Winter: Gone Your Way, Ill Go Minep. 253
Epilogue: Decemberp. 315
Coda: October 2009p. 327
Acknowledgmentsp. 335
Notes and Sourcesp. 339
Indexp. 347
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