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Sound Bites
Albert Goldman
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Sound Bites

2.88  ·  Rating details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Sound Bites is history by strobe light, an electrifying collection that picks you up and sets you down in the best seat in the house for an all-star rock show that spans three decades. Albert Goldman, renowned for his definitive, controversial, bestselling biographies of Lenny Bruce, Elvis Presley, and John Lennon, is the foremost writer today--or yesterday--on American mu ...more
Hardcover, 299 pages
Published April 15th 1992 by Random House, Inc. (first published 1992)
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Adam Thometz
Oct 19, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people interested in or studying music history
Shelves: rocknroll
Sound Bites is a book that follows the history and evolution of music from Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson, while going back to jazz in the middle. The author, Albert Goldman, is known for his controversial biographies on Elvis, John Lennon, and Lenny Bruce (of which the latter received the most controversy). He died while working on a biography of Jim Morrison in the early 90s.

I thought this was a pretty good read. I really liked Goldman's style of writing in here. It manages to capture the tr
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best-written books I have *ever* read. I was only tangentially aware of most of the events described in it, and reading about them from someone who lived them was very eye-opening. Goldman covers aspects of musical history from rock all the way up through disco, so if you have an interest in music from, oh, about the late 1970's back through about the '40's, definitely check it out. I will be buying this book.
Frank Taranto
Jun 29, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, music
A collection of reviews on the music scene of the 60's through 80's. One man's viewpoint of waht he saw and heard.
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