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It's Not Only Rock 'N' Roll

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In this exciting, original and inspiring book, 75 of the world's most iconic musicians reveal - many for the first time - their thoughts on creating music.

Psychologist Jenny Boyd has probed the minds and souls of these artists and has delved into the drive to create, the importance of nurturing creativity, the role of unconscious influences and the effects of chemicals an
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Paperback, 322 pages
Published September 16th 2013 by John Blake Publishing
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Graham
Nov 24, 2014 Graham rated it really liked it
As someone who has spent half his career as a musician and half as research psychologist, I was excited to read this book. The book was quite satisfying, but more so for the musician in me than the psychologist.

The author has impressive access to a diverse array of musicians from many different styles. The interviews with the artists do a great job tackling a very difficult task - putting the creative process into words. The insights and self-reflective analysis of the creative process will be i
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Aug 05, 2014 John Owen rated it it was amazing
Jenny Boyd knows a thing or two about musicians. As the sister of Patti Boyd, the '60s model who had relationships with both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, Jenny Boyd moved in rock and jazz music circles for many years before she diverted into academia to study psychology. Now she's applied her studies to her old chums in the music business, asking a fascinating question: where does their creativity come from and how is it effected by things like drugs, etc. The resultant book is a mine of ...more
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