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  1. Kat Kat says:

    Not very goodFew insights, nothing new Hard to believe it s written by a person who was actually there Plenty of better selections.


  2. Paul Paul says:

    For a guy who was probably having way too much fun, Michael Lydon wrote some clear, interpretive, reports while on the road with the Rolling Stones 69 American tour It s not just the music, but the people and the culture of the late sixties, a shared history that he experienced up close and personal He writes about the kids They forget everything but being right there, then everything happens, and it s no longer a concert, but a wild high time happiness that everyone shares It seems a sim For a guy who was probably having way too much fun, Michael Lydon wrote some clear, interpretive, reports while on the road with the Rolling Stones 69 American tour It s not just the music, but the people and the culture of the late sixties, a shared history that he experienced up close and personal He writes about the kids They forget everything but being right there, then everything happens, and it s no longer a concert, but a wild high time happiness that everyone shares It seems a simple solidarity, and, for many, na vet , of being young at that heady time But Altamont is no Woodstock West, he declares, and we soon understand why.I didn t make it to Woodstock, but like many others, felt a part of it I was living in Honolulu where, shortly before the famed festival, I d caught two nights of Jimi Hendrix concerts under the stars You couldn t get anyflower powered Peace and Love than that, a mini Woodstock without the mud Fortunately, I also missed the ill fated Rolling Stones Altamont free concert near San Francisco, but was in that city when the Gimme Shelter documentary opened a year later I caught an early show with friends, unaware it was opening day, then exited through a chilling lobby crowd that included a large number of Hells Angels eager, we assumed, to admire themselves and their exploits on the big screen.Lydon s writing is muchthan I expected not a fanpage, but a Kindle Single flashback, an insightful time capsule with the good and the bad, the highs and the lows It s a trip to the past


  3. Susan Susan says:

    Author of this short ebook, Michael Lydon, was a founding editor of Rolling Stone, as well as being a playwright, journalist and writing many books on music In the later years of the Sixties, the Big Three Beatles, Stones and Dylan had given up touring However, by 1969, the Rolling Stones were ready to go back on the road and Lydon accompanied them on tour This, then, is the story of a US tour, which culminated in the stabbing of an eighteen year old fan, Meredith Hunter, in Altamont mu Author of this short ebook, Michael Lydon, was a founding editor of Rolling Stone, as well as being a playwright, journalist and writing many books on music In the later years of the Sixties, the Big Three Beatles, Stones and Dylan had given up touring However, by 1969, the Rolling Stones were ready to go back on the road and Lydon accompanied them on tour This, then, is the story of a US tour, which culminated in the stabbing of an eighteen year old fan, Meredith Hunter, in Altamont murdered by Hells Angels The whole tour reads like an unorganised and disjointed affair cars don t turn up, equipment is delivered to the wrong places and there are often unexplained delays The Stones houses are described as a sort of temporary Versailles , full of supplicants Meanwhile, those around the band both resent the fame of the Stones and are yet tarnished by being out of the inner sanctum We all seemed beyond the law, muses the author, of those days of drugs, politics and endless music festivals when the Sixties came to a close in violence and upheaval This is a fascinating account of the end of an era and perhaps partially explains why music festivals gave way to the big business stadium rock shows of the Seventies


  4. Greg Greg says:

    Clearly, I m a Beatles guy I enjoy the Stones all right but I wasn t drawn in by this story at all I didn t love the writing style which felt a bit disjointed and frankly without much purpose It was hard to stay engaged.


  5. Harry Harry says:

    Short account of the weeks and days leading up to the infamous free concert at Altamont that resulted in the Hells Angels killing someone in the crowd at a Rolling Stones concert The end of the 60s or the end of the hippy ideal For fans only but it s my thing so I loved it but not for everyone.


  6. randy randy says:

    i will give this book 3 stars it gives a glimpse of being on the road with the stones but not a lot of information the book is a quick read.


  7. David Highton David Highton says:

    Interesting book and then you get to the horror of Altmont


  8. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    True story when it was announced that The Rolling Stones planned to bring the Steel Wheels tour to my home town, I drew the short straw to get tickets Now, this happened way before the Internet and refreshing Web pages on LiveNation to get good seats I had to drive to Turtles Records and Tapes about an hour before the sale began and pluck a strip of paper from a hat as part of the lottery system There were rules, too you entered the store when your number was called, and you took the tick True story when it was announced that The Rolling Stones planned to bring the Steel Wheels tour to my home town, I drew the short straw to get tickets Now, this happened way before the Internet and refreshing Web pages on LiveNation to get good seats I had to drive to Turtles Records and Tapes about an hour before the sale began and pluck a strip of paper from a hat as part of the lottery system There were rules, too you entered the store when your number was called, and you took the tickets they gave you Fine We all thought this was the Last Stones Tour Ever I d play ball.As my number is called and I m walking toward the store, this guy stops me Would I buy threetickets for him and his friends A store clerk sees this and says, Do you know him You can only buy your tickets No cuts You have to understand I was a good Catholic teenager who couldn t deceive anybody Catch me in crosshairs and I start blubbering At the same time, I m thinking this stranger is about to screw up my only chance to see the Stones My memory is blurry, but somehow I managed to get past the checkpoint and buy six tickets The show sold out in about a week We sat in the boonies and loved it, because we thought these guys were winding down and would, contrary to a song they covered, fade away.That was 1989.As I m reading The Rolling Stones Discover America, I experience a touch of deja vu, even though this Kindle single recounts an earlier tour of America After a long hiatus from the road, the band has decided to resume live shows, and the reaction is similar to the Steel Wheels frenzy I imagine many fans scrambling to see the 1970 tour figured it was a brief gift before an eternal exile to the studio, a la The Beatles Rock journalist Lydon covers the journey in Discover, a longish essay that paints vivid pictures of the people and places along this journey It reads like a series from Rolling Stone Magazine, too, which makes sense as Lydon was a founding editor.The further you read into Discover, you may think the real story lies in the periphery of the band the fans, the media, the family, and the gofers and manager who orbit the group Names are dropped, and some snippits of conversation provide amusement like when Richards predicts nobody in the band will get an MBE like John Lennon no, but Mick would be knighted You ll read a line about Janis Joplin and Tina Turner hanging out after a show and wish fordetails When you first get into the chapter on Altamont, you get the impression people sensed the show was doomed And just as quickly as the action happened there, so it is as quickly retold.This is a quick read, not necessarily about The Rolling Stones but the climate in which they existed a time in music where bands and listeners straddled the fine line between mop top innocence and free love hippiedom It is a prelude to future explosions civil rights movements, Vietnam, etc It s certainly not meant to be a definitive story on the Stone, but it makes an interesting chapter in their careers worth reading


  9. Mark J Waltz Mark J Waltz says:

    OK ReadNothing new disclosed from other accounts Quick read interesting characters Seems like eons ago Description of concert tour is good.


  10. Vtlozano Vtlozano says:

    Not without its fun cameos Abbie Hoffman, begging for money backstage a wasted Keith telling off a Los Angeles socialite But much of it is gassy commentary on kids, rock and roll, and youth culture That part of it feels like a time capsule from when rock journalism was learning to take itself seriously, and overcompensated by imposing a whole lot of sociology You do learn what hard work touring was Lydon also does a decent job of describing strange combo of monotony and excitement that com Not without its fun cameos Abbie Hoffman, begging for money backstage a wasted Keith telling off a Los Angeles socialite But much of it is gassy commentary on kids, rock and roll, and youth culture That part of it feels like a time capsule from when rock journalism was learning to take itself seriously, and overcompensated by imposing a whole lot of sociology You do learn what hard work touring was Lydon also does a decent job of describing strange combo of monotony and excitement that comes with grinding out a tour All in all, however, a rehashed reporter s notes It s like an old 16 millimeter reel with some interesting footage peeking out between the heavy handed voiceover


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The Rolling Stones Discover America ☁ [PDF / Epub] ☀ The Rolling Stones Discover America By Michael Lydon ✎ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In 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 end InMichael Lydon, a Stones Discover Epub à 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 The Rolling PDF \ 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.