In 1969 Michael Lydon, a founding editor of Rolling Stone and a leading member of rock writing´s first generation, got a dream assignment: to cover the Rolling Stones´ hopscotch tour across America that ended at Altamont. His long, intimate piece on the tour, The Rolling Stones Discover America, captures the highs and lows of the grueling tour and has become a classic of rock ´n´ roll journalism - one that the Maysles brothers studied to guide the editing of their film, Gimme Shelter. Nobody used the term ´´embedded reporter´´ in those days, but that´s how Lydon lived on the tour, staying in the Stones´ HQ house above LA´s Sunset Strip and in suites at New York´s Plaza Hotel, flying in private jets to Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston, gambling in Las Vegas, hanging out backstage at the LA Forum and Manhattan´s Madison Square Garden, smoking pot with ´´The Boys´´ in late night bull sessions, and night after night digging the overpowering, sensuous, and beautiful music. ´´This was the peak of my rock ´n´ roll reporting career,´´ Lydon has said. ´´I knew I was where every hippie in America wanted to be, and I jumped into the tour with my eyes and ears wide open, a big grin on my mug.´´ In The Rolling Stones Discover America, Lydon also describes his own nervousness living so close to stardom. ´´The Stones were good guys and hardworking musicians,´´ he says, ´´but they were the sun kings of the tour universe. The rest of us were minor planets spinning about them in fixed and distant orbits. It´s a miracle I managed to keep my feet on the ground, keep taking notes, and get the story down on paper - but I´m glad I did.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Lydon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001451/bk_hach_001451_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionThis latest addition to the popular series presents another 101 superb songs in easy melody, chords and lyrics arrangements.Songs included range from classics by The Beatles, Bob Marley, Elton John and The Clash through to contemporary hits from acts such as Snow Patrol, The Killers, Vampire Weekend and Duffy.SonglistA New England [Bragg, Billy]A Rainy Night In Soho [Pogues, The]Adia [Mclachlan, Sarah]Ain´t No Sunshine [Withers, Bill]Alphabet St. [Prince]Beautiful Noise [Diamond, Neil]Beggin´ [Valli, Frankie] [Four Seasons, The]Bird On The Wire [Cohen, Leonard]Broken Strings [Morrison, James] [Furtado, Nelly]Call Me The Breeze [Cale, J.J.]Can´t Help Falling In Love [Presley, Elvis]Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa [Vampire Weekend]Chasing Cars [Snow Patrol]Chelsea Morning [Mitchell, Joni]Could You Be Loved [Marley, Bob] [Wailers, The]Cuts Like A Knife [Adams, Bryan]Daydream [Lovin´ Spoonful, The]Dear Mr. Fantasy [Traffic]Distant Sun [Crowded House]Do It Again [Steely Dan]Dolphins, The [Neil, Fred]Don´t Stop Believin´ [Journey]Don´t Worry Baby [Beach Boys, The]Downtown Train [Waits, Tom]Dude (Looks Like A Lady) [Aerosmith]Even Flow [Pearl Jam]Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic [Police, The]Everywhere [Fleetwood Mac]Expecting To Fly [Young, Neil]Flowers On The Wall [Statler Brothers, The]Games People Play [South, Joe]Get Rhythm [Cash, Johnny]Gimme All Your Lovin´ [Zz Top]Grace [Buckley, Jeff]Here Comes The Night [Them]Here Comes Your Man [Pixies, The]Hey, Good Lookin´ [Williams, Hank]Hi Ho Silver Lining [Beck, Jeff]Holidays In The Sun [Sex Pistols, The]Homeward Bound [Simon & Garfunkel]Human [Killers, The]I Can´t Dance [Genesis]I Guess That´s Why They Call It The Blues [John, Elton]I Have A Dream [Abba]I´m Sticking With You [Velvet Underground, The]Jive Talkin´ [Bee Gees, The]Lay, Lady, Lay [Dylan, Bob]Let Your Love Flow [Bellamy Brothers, The]Like A Prayer [Madonna]Linger [Cranberries, The]Little Red Rooster [Rolling Stones, The]Little Sister [Queens Of The Stone Age]Live Forever [Oasis]Living In The Past [Jethro Tull]Many Shades Of Black [Raconteurs, The]Matthew & Son [Stevens, Cat]May You Never [Martyn, John]Midlife Crisis [Faith No More]Miss Misery [Smith, Elliott]Owner Of A Lonely Heart [Yes]Picture This [Blondie]Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want [Smiths, The]Question [Moody Blues, The]Ride A White Swan [T. Rex]Rock ´N´ Roll Damnation [Ac/Dc]Rock The Casbah [Clash, The]Rocky Mountain Way [Walsh, Joe]Ruby, Don´t Take Your Love To Town [Rogers, Kenny] [First Edition, The]She´s Not There [The Zombies / Santana]Smile [Allen, Lily]Something´s Gotten Hold Of My Heart [Pitney, Gene]Space Oddity [Bowie, David]Stop Your Sobbing [Pretenders]Street Life [Music, Roxy]Strutter [Kiss]Substitute [Who, The]Sugar Man [Rodriguez]Sunny Afternoon [Kinks, The]Sweet Disposition [Temper Trap, The]The Lovecats [Cure, The]The Mercy Seat [Cave, Nick] [Bad Seeds, The]The Spirit Of Radio [Rush]The Sun Ain´t Gonna Shine Anymore [Walker Brothers, The]The Unforgiven [Metallica]Time To Pretend [Mgmt]Times Like These [Foo Fighters]Try A Little Tenderness [Redding, Otis]Up Around The Bend [Creedence Clearwater Revival]Use Somebody [Kings of Leon]Viva La Vida [Coldplay]Warwick Avenue [Duffy]White Rabbit [Jefferson Airplane]Wild Wood [Weller, Paul]Wind Of Change [Scorpions, The]With Or Without You [U2]Wonderful Tonight [Clapton, Eric]Wonderful World, Beautiful People [Cliff, Jimmy]You Can Get It If You Really Want [Dekker, Desmond] [Aces, The]You Never Can Tell [Berry, Chuck]Your Latest Trick [Dire Straits]You´ve Got To Hide Your Love Away [Beatles, The]