Rock Me on the Water

In this exceptional cultural history, Atlantic Senior Editor Ronald Brownstein—“one of America's best political journalists (The Economist)—tells the kaleidoscopic story of one monumental year that marked the city of Los Angeles’ ...

Rock Me on the Water

Rock Me on the Water

In this exceptional cultural history, Atlantic Senior Editor Ronald Brownstein—“one of America's best political journalists (The Economist)—tells the kaleidoscopic story of one monumental year that marked the city of Los Angeles’ creative peak, a glittering moment when popular culture was ahead of politics in predicting what America would become. Los Angeles in 1974 exerted more influence over popular culture than any other city in America. Los Angeles that year, in fact, dominated popular culture more than it ever had before, or would again. Working in film, recording, and television studios around Sunset Boulevard, living in Brentwood and Beverly Hills or amid the flickering lights of the Hollywood Hills, a cluster of transformative talents produced an explosion in popular culture which reflected the demographic, social, and cultural realities of a changing America. At a time when Richard Nixon won two presidential elections with a message of backlash against the social changes unleashed by the sixties, popular culture was ahead of politics in predicting what America would become. The early 1970s in Los Angeles was the time and the place where conservatives definitively lost the battle to control popular culture. Rock Me on the Water traces the confluence of movies, music, television, and politics in Los Angeles month by month through that transformative, magical year. Ronald Brownstein reveals how 1974 represented a confrontation between a massive younger generation intent on change, and a political order rooted in the status quo. Today, we are again witnessing a generational cultural divide. Brownstein shows how the voices resistant to change may win the political battle for a time, but they cannot hold back the future.

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Rock Me on the Water
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Ronald Brownstein
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-23 - Publisher: HarperCollins

In this exceptional cultural history, Atlantic Senior Editor Ronald Brownstein—“one of America's best political journalists (The Economist)—tells the kaleidoscopic story of one monumental year that marked the city of Los Angeles’ creative peak, a glittering moment when popular culture was ahead of politics in predicting what America would become. Los
Rock Me on the Water
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Renny Russell, David Brower
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:

Picking up where its predecessor—the bestselling On the Loose—left off, this reflection revisits the physical and spiritual terrain that shaped two brothers’ lives. Consumed by a passion to fully experience the western wilderness and to navigate untamed—and unpredictable—waterways, Terry and Renny Russell set out to travel down the Green River
Rock Me on the Water
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: Klaus Jop
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-29 - Publisher:

IF YOU ARE A GREAT FAN OF 70s POP CULTURE, WE WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY IF YOU START JOTTING DOWN YOUR REVOLUTIONARY THOUGHTS WITH US! LEARN NOW POSSIBLE WAYS YOU CAN USE THIS NOTEBOOK! PERFECT FOR INSPIRATIONAL GIFTS: → FOR YOU → FOR ALL MOMS AND DADS OF ALL
Stir it Up
Language: en
Pages: 193
Authors: Gene Santoro
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Music critic Gene Santoro discusses a diverse group of musicians, highlighting their distinctive features and the connections among them.
Linda Ronstadt
Language: en
Pages: 267
Authors: Peter Lewry
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-23 - Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

Often dismissed by rock historians as a product of the antiseptic Californian country-music scene, an artist who relied on watered-down covers of classic rock n’ roll and pop standards, this description of Linda Ronstadt couldn’t be further from the truth. Throughout a recording career that has covered more than forty

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