The Rolling Stones Discover America: Exclusive Inside Story of Their American Tour, Michael Lydon
  • List: $9.98  |  Sale: $6.99
    Club: $4.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

The Rolling Stones Discover America: Exclusive Inside Story of Their American Tour

Author: Michael Lydon

Narrator: Michael Lydon

Unabridged: 2 hr 29 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 12/03/2013

Genre: Music - Genres & Styles - Rock

Synopsis

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 hard-working 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."

Recommended

This Is All a Dream We Dreamed An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, Blair Jackson
This Is All a Dream We Dreamed
by Blair Jackson

List: $32.99

Sale: $23.10

Club: $16.49

Narrator: Arthur Bishop
Published: 11/10/2015

Trouble Boys The True Story of the Replacements, Bob Mehr
Trouble Boys
by Bob Mehr

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Mary Lucia
Published: 06/06/2017

Acid for the Children A Memoir, Flea
Acid for the Children
by Flea

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Patti Smith
Published: 11/05/2019

Comfortably Numb The Inside Story of Pink Floyd, Mark Blake
Comfortably Numb
by Mark Blake

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Graeme Malcolm
Published: 11/14/2017

Hard to Handle The Life and Death of the Black Crowes--A Memoir, Steve Gorman
Hard to Handle
by Steve Gorman

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Steve Gorman
Published: 09/24/2019

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup, David Browne
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
by David Browne

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Kevin Collins
Published: 04/02/2019

Eminent Hipsters, Donald Fagen
Eminent Hipsters
by Donald Fagen

List: $14.00

Sale: $9.80

Club: $7.00

Narrator: Donald Fagen
Published: 10/22/2013

Sticky Fingers The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine, Joe Hagan
Sticky Fingers
by Joe Hagan

List: $27.50

Sale: $19.25

Club: $13.75

Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris
Published: 10/24/2017

From Cradle to Stage Stories from the Mothers Who Raised Rock Stars, Virginia Grohl
From Cradle to Stage
by Virginia Grohl

List: $24.98

Sale: $17.49

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Virginia Grohl
Published: 04/18/2017
{"id":"362790","ean":"9781478953272","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The Rolling Stones Discover America: Exclusive Inside Story of Their American Tour","subtitle":"Exclusive Inside Story of Their American Tour","author":"Michael Lydon","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Michael Lydon","ubr_id":"362790","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"9.98","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"6.49","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Michael Lydon","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 2 hr 30 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}