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Cover of 200 Greatest 60s Rock Songs

200 GREATEST
60s ROCK SONGS

FRANK MASTROPOLO

Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals

FELIX CAVALIERE OF THE RASCALS. COURTESY FELIX CAVALIERE

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Would you like to learn the stories behind the greatest songs of the 1960s? Let the artists, songwriters, and producers of 200 of the era's best-loved songs tell you in their own words!

 

Frank Mastropolo, author of the best-selling Fillmore East: The Venue That Changed Rock Music Forever, tells the fascinating, funny, and surprising stories behind 200 songs that have become part of our lives.

Peter & Gordon

PETER & GORDON (L-R) GORDON WALLER, PETER ASHER. PHOTO: DAVID REDFERN

Psychedelic rock, British Invasion, protest songs, horn rock, surf rock, Motown, garage rock, pop, blues rock, the San Francisco Sound, blue-eyed soul, and folk rock are all here. The musicians, songwriters, and producers explain how they created the music.

Of course, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, and the Beach Boys are represented. But you'll also learn about tunes by Moby Grape, the Castaways, Mary Hopkin, the Electric Prunes, the Swingin' Medallions, and the Trashmen.

Throughout the book are photographs and interviews with some of the musicians who made the 1960s such a fertile period of rock and roll, including Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals, Connie Francis, Tommy James, Robby Krieger of the Doors, Roger McGuinn of the Byrds, Bobby Rydell, and Mark Volman of the Turtles.

If you like behind-the-scenes stories about memorable performances, you’ll love the unvarnished recollections of the people who created the soundtrack of our lives.

Manfred Mann

MANFRED MANN (L-R) MIKE HUGG, TOM MCGUINNESS, PAUL JONES, MANFRED MANN, MIKE VICKERS. COURTESY CREATURE MUSIC

"The photos, interviews and stories told by the musicians who produced these great hits will blow your mind!" — Reel Urban News

"What a great book! Thank you for preserving rock 'n' roll history!" — Jim Donna, The Castaways ("Liar, Liar")

"It’s a journey back in time to ‘the greatest era in rock music.' Packed with photos, memorabilia and artist interviews that tell the amazing tales behind our favorite tunes." — Rock Cellar Magazine

 

Buy 200 Greatest 60s Rock Songs and never listen to these tunes the same way again!

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