Rock and Roll Stories

  • From the Publisher
May 13, 2013
The sto­ry of rock lives in Lynn Gold­smith’s pho­tographs. After com­ing of age in the Mid­west in the tumul­tuous 1960s, she crashed the music scene in New York and emerged as one of its lead­ing image-mak­ers. She chron­i­cled Bruce Spring­steen’s pas­sage to glo­ry, the Rolling Stones’ leg­endary sta­di­um tours, Michael Jack­son’s stag­ger­ing ascent, U2’s arrival in New York, and the brood­ing force of Bob Mar­ley. Cul­ture heroes like Bob Dylan and Pat­ti Smith became fre­quent sub­jects for her lens. The range of her work is stag­ger­ing. In Rock and Roll Sto­ries, she shares the best of this work. Her com­men­tary takes the read­er into the stu­dio, the tour bus, the con­cert hall, and the streets where the pic­tures were made, offer­ing reveal­ing per­spec­tives on her sub­jects and her­self. A great­ly expand­ed and new­ly designed edi­tion of her very suc­cess­ful book Pho­to­Di­ary (1995), this vol­ume cap­tures the sto­ry of a gen­er­a­tion’s loy­al­ty to rock and roll. 

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