Bumping Into Geniuses

Bumping Into Geniuses

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A giant of the music industry grants an all-access pass to the world of rock and roll, with mesmerizing stories of thirty0five years spent working with legends Danny Goldberg has been a hugely influential figure in the world of rock and roll. He did PR for Led Zeppelin; he managed the career of Nirvana; he ran Atlantic, Mercury, and Warner Brothers; he launched Stevie Nick?s solo career. In Bumping into Geniuses, Goldberg grants an all-access pass to the world of rock and roll, with mesmerizing stories of forty years spent working with legends, including Patti Smith, Warren Zevon, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, Hole, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, the Eagles, Susan Blond, Michael Des Barres, Steve Earle, Led Zeppelin, and more. But there?s more to this story than just Goldberg?s varied career. It?s also a look at the industry itself: a business that was complex and chaotic ? a mixture of art and commerce, idealism and selfishness ? and sometimes, rock?s most gifted and influential musicians were able to transcend it all.Management, Albert explained, was a service business and did not aggregate assets that could be sold, as did music publishers or record companies. This is why ... Lee hired me, ponytail, baggy jeans, and all, to be SSRa#39;s resident expert on rock and roll and the rock press. ... On each desk sat a manual typewriter, a box of file cards with a€œcontactsa#39;a€ names on them, and piles of typing and carbon paper.

Title:Bumping Into Geniuses
Author:Danny Goldberg
Publisher:Penguin - 2008-09-18


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