There Goes Gravity: A Life In Rock And Roll

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There Goes Gravity: A Life In Rock And Roll

by Lisa Robinson

Riverhead | April 7, 2015 | Trade Paperback

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From a legendary music journalist with four decades of unprecedented access, an insider's behind-the-scenes look at the major personalities of rock and roll.
 
Lisa Robinson has interviewed the biggest names in music—including Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Patti Smith, U2, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Jay Z, and Kanye West. She visited the teenage Michael Jackson many times at his Encino home. She spent hours talking to John Lennon at his Dakota apartment—and in recording studios just weeks before his murder. She introduced David Bowie to Lou Reed at a private dinner in a Manhattan restaurant, helped the Clash and Elvis Costello get their record deals, was with the Rolling Stones on their jet during a frightening storm, and was mid-flight with Led Zeppelin when their tour manager pulled out a gun. A pioneering female journalist in an exclusive boys' club, Lisa Robinson is a preeminent authority on the personalities and influences that have shaped the music world; she has been recognized as rock journalism's ultimate insider.

A keenly observed and lovingly recounted look back on years spent with countless musicians backstage, after-hours, and on the road, There Goes Gravity documents a lifetime of riveting stories, told together here for the first time.
 

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 in

Published: April 7, 2015

Publisher: Riverhead

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594632952

ISBN - 13: 9781594632952

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There Goes Gravity: A Life In Rock And Roll

by Lisa Robinson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 in

Published: April 7, 2015

Publisher: Riverhead

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594632952

ISBN - 13: 9781594632952

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From a legendary music journalist with four decades of unprecedented access, an insider's behind-the-scenes look at the major personalities of rock and roll.
 
Lisa Robinson has interviewed the biggest names in music—including Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Patti Smith, U2, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Jay Z, and Kanye West. She visited the teenage Michael Jackson many times at his Encino home. She spent hours talking to John Lennon at his Dakota apartment—and in recording studios just weeks before his murder. She introduced David Bowie to Lou Reed at a private dinner in a Manhattan restaurant, helped the Clash and Elvis Costello get their record deals, was with the Rolling Stones on their jet during a frightening storm, and was mid-flight with Led Zeppelin when their tour manager pulled out a gun. A pioneering female journalist in an exclusive boys' club, Lisa Robinson is a preeminent authority on the personalities and influences that have shaped the music world; she has been recognized as rock journalism's ultimate insider.

A keenly observed and lovingly recounted look back on years spent with countless musicians backstage, after-hours, and on the road, There Goes Gravity documents a lifetime of riveting stories, told together here for the first time.
 

About the Author

Lisa Robinson is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, where she has produced music issues and written many major profiles over the past fourteen years. Prior to that, she was a longtime columnist for the New York Post, was syndicated by the New York Times Syndicate, and was an editor of several rock magazines. Robinson was born in New York City, where she still resides.
 

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Praise for There Goes Gravity
 
"A little history, a little criticism, and a ton of gossip: That's the recipe for Robinson's compulsively readable chronicle of her own years as one of America's preeminent rock journalists." -People (four-star review)
 
"Robinson's declarative, almost brusque prose feels like a balm. She's a precise, clear-eyed, and appealing narrator, whether she's describing the state of American room service in the mid-1970s…or the Clash after the eviction of Mick Jones." -Chicago Tribune

"[A] fantastic collection of stories, partially due to the fact that Robinson is a top-notch writer and partly since she enjoyed completely unfettered access and the genuine friendship of figures ranging from John Lennon to Phil Spector.…The scope of Robinson's memoir lends it an extraordinary spirit." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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