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The Resource Sticky fingers : the life and times of Jann Wenner and Rolling stone magazine, Joe Hagan

Sticky fingers : the life and times of Jann Wenner and Rolling stone magazine, Joe Hagan

Label
Sticky fingers : the life and times of Jann Wenner and Rolling stone magazine
Title
Sticky fingers
Title remainder
the life and times of Jann Wenner and Rolling stone magazine
Statement of responsibility
Joe Hagan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sticky fingers: the Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine is the story of how one man's ego and ambition captured the 1960s youth culture of rock and roll and turned it into a hothouse of fame, power, politics, and riches that would last for fifty years. Drawn from dozens of hours of interviews with Wenner, who granted Joe Hagan exclusive access to his vast personal archive of correspondence, rare documents, recordings, and never-before-seen images, and featuring conversations with many of the greatest superstars of our time, this biography tells how Wenner partnered with such rock luminaries as John Lennon, Mick Jagger, and Bob Dylan to manufacture an unforgettable cultural mythology in words and images every other week for five decades. Hagan renders in stunning detail the extraordinary lives behind a magazine that began as a scrappy rebellion, reinvented youth culture, and marketed the libertine world of late-sixties San Francisco in a stylish, glossy package that became a locus of influence, access, and headline-making news. From Wenner's early days as a child of divorce intoxicated by the wealth and privilege of his affluent boarding school peers to his fateful meeting with the Manhattan art school dropout who would become his wife and partner in Rolling Stone, Sticky Fingers chronicles the life of a mercurial, wide-eyed rock-and-roll fan of ambiguous sexuality but unambiguous ambition whose bottomless appetite for music, drugs, sexual liberation, and political provocation epitomized a generation. Wenner's eye for brilliant and irreverent writers--from Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe to P.J. O'Rourke and Matt Taibbi--became legend, as did his yen for controversy. Joe Hagan reveals Wenner in all of his excess and glory, from his seismic rise as a 1970s kingmaker of rock and roll, when he held court at a fabled house on California Street in San Francisco, to his ascent as an irascible media mogul of Manhattan who turned rock and roll into a wealthy and vaunted institution. Featuring on-the-record interviews with Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Yoko Ono, Billy Joel, Tom Wolfe, Cameron Crowe, Lorne Michaels, David Geffen, Dan Aykroyd, Bette Midler, and dozens of others, Hagan depicts Wenner with intimacy, nuance, and complexity--his marksmanship as an editor, his canny understanding of the zeitgeist, his endless pursuit of fame and power, and his capacity for betrayal that would earn him as many enemies as friends. An unforgettable biography of one of the most significant cultural forces of our time."--Dust jacket flaps
Summary
The biography of founder, editor, and publisher of Rolling stone magazine Jann Wenner.
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10596965
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hagan, Joe
Dewey number
  • 070.5/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Z473.W46
LC item number
H34 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wenner, Jann
  • Wenner, Jann
  • Editors
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Editors
  • Publishers and publishing
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock
  • Publishers and publishing
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and times of Jann Wenner and Rolling stone magazine
Label
Sticky fingers : the life and times of Jann Wenner and Rolling stone magazine, Joe Hagan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-522) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Get back -- Book I: The wunderkind. Atlantis ; Are you experienced? ; California dreamin' ; Like a rolling stone ; Born to run ; Sympathy for the devil ; Bridge over troubled water -- Book II: The 1970s. Temptation eyes ; Sticky fingers ; California ; The cover of the Rolling Stone ; Whatever gets you through the night ; Love will keep us together ; Take it to the limit ; Big shot ; Stayin' alive ; Shattered -- Book III: It's only rock & roll. Get back ; We don't need another hero ; Purple rain ; We didn't start the fire ; Nevermind ; Bridges to Babylon ; Still crazy after all these years
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 547 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101874370
Lccn
2017018102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987992115
Label
Sticky fingers : the life and times of Jann Wenner and Rolling stone magazine, Joe Hagan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-522) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Get back -- Book I: The wunderkind. Atlantis ; Are you experienced? ; California dreamin' ; Like a rolling stone ; Born to run ; Sympathy for the devil ; Bridge over troubled water -- Book II: The 1970s. Temptation eyes ; Sticky fingers ; California ; The cover of the Rolling Stone ; Whatever gets you through the night ; Love will keep us together ; Take it to the limit ; Big shot ; Stayin' alive ; Shattered -- Book III: It's only rock & roll. Get back ; We don't need another hero ; Purple rain ; We didn't start the fire ; Nevermind ; Bridges to Babylon ; Still crazy after all these years
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 547 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101874370
Lccn
2017018102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987992115

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