- The lost story of the music from 1970
In his latest book, David Browne tells the story of 1970's four most iconic albums, setting the life and times of each artist against the chaotic cultural backdrop of the day. Browne joins NPR's Ann Powers to discuss how the 60's ended and the 70's began.
Originally broadcast on July 19th, 2011.9:06 a.m.
David Browne: contributing editor to Rolling Stone. His articles and reviews have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, the New York Times, New York Magazine, Blender. Spin, Sports Illustrated, Wired. Fire and Rain is his latest book.
Ann Powers: host of NPR's The Record, former chief pop critic of the Los Angeles Times. She is also the editor of this 2010's Best Music Writing collection.
- Revolution and the demise of the protest song
According to music critic Dorian Lynskey, protest music isn't what it used to be. In his new book, "33 Revolutions Per Minute," Lynskey looks at some of the best-known protest songs from Billie Holiday to Green Day and examines the cultural circumstances that produced them. Sociologist Richard Flacks joins Lynskey to discuss the history and future of protest music. Originally broadcast June 2nd, 2011.10:06 a.m.
Dorian Lynskey: author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs. He writes for the Guardian, The Word, Q, Spin and Empire.
Richard Flacks: former emeritus professor of sociology at University of California-Santa Barbara, host of Culture of Protest, a weekly radio program that has been focusing on the music of protest for the past 29 years
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