1973: Rock at the Crossroads

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The year 1973 was a seminal moment in the history of Rock and Roll Music. The landscape was changing, with FM radio emerging as a venue for new music. Catchy tunes under three minutes were now elbowed aside by epic progressive jams. The world was in flux, as US involvement in Vietnam ended with the Paris Peace accords. Women’s quest for equality in the workplace and elsewhere was hitting its stride. The second term of Richard Nixon was beginning to drown in Watergate. The year witnessed the rise of Bruce Springsteen and his blue collar infused music. David Bowie buried Ziggy Stardust, emerging in his own indelible way. Pink Floyd released their masterpiece “The Dark Side of the Moon,” which remained a Billboard mainstay for more than a decade. Bob Dylan and Neil Young navigated tumultuous turns in their life to revolutions in their poetic music. The year 1973 reverberated for decades after, as music and the world would not be the same.

1973: Rock at the Crossroads is a pleasure filled voyage through a non-stop sonic boom. The author weaves a seasonal timeline and grabs the reader early on, never letting up. Each month bears witness to an album drop, a new character emerging on the scene, and another rock and roll ghost fading. A soundtrack of various genres runs through the readers head with each subsequent chapter. This is a joy to be read.


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Author Andrew Grant Jackson
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Publish Date 2019-12-03
ISBN 9781250299987
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Issue December 2019
Category Music & Movies
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