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1973: Rock at the Crossroads by [Andrew Grant Jackson]

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Praise for 1973: Rock at the Crossroads

“Jackson's book paints a vivid portrait of the year through the lens of popular music ― mostly rock, but also country and hip-hop … His analysis of sexuality and rock music is particularly interesting ... Jackson also proves to have a real talent for evoking the places that made 1973 such a consequential year in music.”
―NPR

“A comprehensive account of the year of 1973 and its legendary music and momentous social change.”
―Rolling Stone

“It’s the excellent―and frequently hilarious―saga of a moment when the whole sprawling pageant of pop music was one great big band on the run.” ―Rob Sheffield, author of
Dreaming the Beatles

“One of the best books of 2019 … Jackson’s storytelling is so well supported and energetically told that he had my attention even when discussing artists that would normally send me rushing to my radio’s off switch.”
―Psychobabble

“Jackson’s latest is a book so abundant in fact and feelings it can serve equally as an entertaining trip back in time and an all-knowing reference source for, perhaps, the last truly triumphant year in rock-and-roll.”
―Jambands.com

“A capacious, informative, amusing, broad-minded history of the musical landscape in a single year, caught between the explosive creativity of the past and the corporatized near-future. Read it and rediscover one of the great years in musical history." ―Saul Austerlitz, author of
Just a Shot Away and Generation Friends

“Jackson not only weaves the sounds of the times into a shared tapestry, but provides an illuminating portrait of a particularly weird and wonderful year.” ―Erik Davis, author of
High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies

“Jackson makes a good case for this as one of the most pivotal in terms of the art, commerce and personalities.”
―The Oakland Press

“A joy to be read.”
―Tulsa Book Review

“A well-researched and engrossing read.” ―Harold Bronson, co-founder Rhino Records; author of
My British Invasion and The Rhino Records Story

“Highly regarded as perhaps the rock book of the year, [1973] holds something for everybody.” ―KGKS 93.9 the River

"It reads like a cracking novel, immersed in the cultural and social tumult of the times, as Jackson strolls leisurely through the chaos and minefields to deliver a series of tales of rock ‘n roll glory, transition, conflict and drama without mythologizing any of it." ―
Elmore Magazine

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Andrew Grant Jackson is the author of 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music, and Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of the Beatles’ Solo Careers. He directed and co-wrote the feature film The Discontents (2004) starring Amy Madigan. He has written for Slate’s ‘Blogging the Beatles,’ Yahoo!, music magazines Burn Lounge, Mean Street, Dispatch and the Hollywood monthly magazine Ingenue. He lives in California. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07PBR7BL4
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thomas Dunne Books (December 3, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 3, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 13994 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 435 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 103 ratings

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ANDREW GRANT JACKSON is the author of 1973: Rock at the Crossroads, 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music, Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of the Beatles’ Solo Careers, Where’s Ringo? and Where’s Elvis?

He has written for Rolling Stone, Slate, Yahoo!,PopMatters, and Please Kill Me. He directed and co-wrote the feature film The Discontents starring Perry King and Amy Madigan. He lives in Los Angeles.

Jackson's websites:

www.facebook.com/1973book

www.facebook.com/1965book

www.facebook.com/solobeatlebook

https://www.facebook.com/whereselvisbook

www.1965book.com

www.solobeatles.com

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