There Goes Gravity

There Goes Gravity

A Life in Rock and Roll

Book - 2014
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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 jounralism'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.

'Lisa Robinson is the only one who is actually writing about rock and roll.' Annie Leibovitz

Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA),, 2014, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781594487149
Branch Call Number: 781. 66092 ROB R
Characteristics: 361 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits


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Dec 01, 2015

The subject matter is very interesting to fans of classic Rock. I've read her work in Vanity Fair for years, and guess I never noticed: I'm surprised at how choppy her writing style is in the book. But it is a fun read.

Jan 17, 2015

Really dug it she has the insights on the life and the depravity of some of our greatest rock stars and what it was like in the early years.

Jun 21, 2014

Loved it! If you grew up on rock and roll you will too!

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