Never a Dull Moment: 1971--The Year That Rock Exploded

 
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A rollicking look at 1971 - the busiest, most innovative and resonant year of the 70s, defined by the musical arrival of such stars as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Joni Mitchell

On New Year's Eve, 1970, Paul McCartney told his lawyers to issue the writ at the High Court in London, effectively ending The Beatles. You might say this was the last day of the pop era.

The following day, which was a Friday, was 1971. You might say this was the first day of the rock era. And within the remaining 364 days of this monumental year, the world would hear Don McLean's "American Pie," The Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar," The Who's "Baba O'Riley," Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," Rod Stewart's "Maggie May," Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," and more.

David Hepworth, an ardent music fan and well regarded critic, was twenty-one in '71, the same age as many of the legendary artists who arrived on the scene. Taking us on a tour of the major moments, the events and songs of this remarkable year, he shows how musicians came together to form the perfect storm of rock and roll greatness, starting a musical era that would last longer than anyone predicted. Those who joined bands to escape things that lasted found themselves in a new age, its colossal start being part of the genre's staying power.

Never a Dull Moment is more than a love song to the music of 1971. It's also an homage to the things that inspired art and artists alike. From Soul Train to The Godfather, hot pants to table tennis, Hepworth explores both the music and its landscapes, culminating in an epic story of rock and roll's best year.

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David Hepworth is a music journalist, writer, and publishing industry analyst who has launched several successful British magazines. He presented the definitive BBC rock music program Whistle Test and anchored the coverage of Live Aid in '85. He has won Editor and Writer of the Year awards from the Professional Publishers Association and the Mark Boxer Award from the British Society of Magazine Editors. He is the radio columnist for the Guardian and a media correspondent for the newspaper.

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Book Description Henry Holt Company, United States, 2016. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 241 x 163 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. **One of Amazon s Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors Picks** A rollicking look at 1971, rock s golden year, the year that saw the release of the indelible recordings of Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, the Who, Rod Stewart, Carole King, the Rolling Stones, and others and produced more classics than any other year in rock history The Sixties ended a year late. On New Year s Eve 1970 Paul McCartney instructed his lawyers to issue the writ at the High Court in London that effectively ended the Beatles. You might say this was the last day of the pop era. 1971 started the following day and with it the rock era. The new releases of that hectic year--Don McLean s American Pie, Sly Stone s Family Affair, Marvin Gaye s What s Going On, Joni Mitchell s Blue, Led Zeppelin s Stairway To Heaven, the Who s Baba O Riley, and many others--are the standards of today. David Hepworth was twenty-one in 1971, and has been writing and broadcasting about music ever since. In this entertaining and provocative book, he argues that 1971 saw an unrepeatable surge of musical creativity, technological innovation, naked ambition and outrageous good fortune that combined to produce music that still crackles with relevance today. There s a story behind every note of that music. From the electric blue fur coat David Bowie wore when he first arrived in America in February to Bianca s neckline when she married Mick Jagger in Saint-Tropez in May, from the death of Jim Morrison in Paris in July to the re-emergence of Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden in August, from the soft launch of Carole King s Tapestry in California in February to the sensational arrival of Led Zeppelin s Stairway To Heaven in London in November, Hepworth s forensic sweep takes in all the people, places and events that helped make 1971 rock s unrepeatable year. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781627793995

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Book Description Henry Holt Company, United States, 2016. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 241 x 163 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. **One of Amazon s Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors Picks** A rollicking look at 1971, rock s golden year, the year that saw the release of the indelible recordings of Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, the Who, Rod Stewart, Carole King, the Rolling Stones, and others and produced more classics than any other year in rock history The Sixties ended a year late. On New Year s Eve 1970 Paul McCartney instructed his lawyers to issue the writ at the High Court in London that effectively ended the Beatles. You might say this was the last day of the pop era. 1971 started the following day and with it the rock era. The new releases of that hectic year--Don McLean s American Pie, Sly Stone s Family Affair, Marvin Gaye s What s Going On, Joni Mitchell s Blue, Led Zeppelin s Stairway To Heaven, the Who s Baba O Riley, and many others--are the standards of today. David Hepworth was twenty-one in 1971, and has been writing and broadcasting about music ever since. In this entertaining and provocative book, he argues that 1971 saw an unrepeatable surge of musical creativity, technological innovation, naked ambition and outrageous good fortune that combined to produce music that still crackles with relevance today. There s a story behind every note of that music. From the electric blue fur coat David Bowie wore when he first arrived in America in February to Bianca s neckline when she married Mick Jagger in Saint-Tropez in May, from the death of Jim Morrison in Paris in July to the re-emergence of Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden in August, from the soft launch of Carole King s Tapestry in California in February to the sensational arrival of Led Zeppelin s Stairway To Heaven in London in November, Hepworth s forensic sweep takes in all the people, places and events that helped make 1971 rock s unrepeatable year. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781627793995

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