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- DescriptionIn 1965, one song defined a generation caught the questing spirit of the era and changed the rules of the possible in popular music for all time. At that point it was the longest hit single to be released, at six minutes and six seconds in length nearly three times longer than the average single. Greil Marcus's extraordinary book captures the heady atmosphere of the recording studio in 1965 as witnessed by many clustered around the mercurial genius from Minnesota, the young Bob Dylan. Like a Rolling Stone reconstructs the context in which the song first appeared, in terms of Dylan's own career and the world at large. It is an analysis and critique of an artist at the height of his creative powers and offers a unique insight into the mistakes and inspirations that occur when history is being made.
- Author BiographyGreil Marcus was born in San Francisco in 1945. He is the author of Mystery Train, Invisible Republic, Lipstick Traces, Double Trouble and Bob Dylan: Writings 1968-2010 and the editor of Lester Bangs's Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. In 1998 he curated the exhibition '1948' at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. He writes the Real Life Rock Top 10 column for The Believer and teaches at the New School in New York. He was described by John Rockwell in the New York Times as 'a writer of rare perception and a genuinely innovative thinker'. Greil Marcus lives in California.
- Author(s)Greil Marcus
- PublisherFaber & Faber
- Date of Publication06/07/2006
- SubjectBiography: The Arts
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFaber & Faber
- Content NoteIllustrations (some col.)
- Weight237 g
- Width127 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementMain
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