Follow The Music
The Life And High Times Of Elektra Records In The Great Years Of American Pop Culture
Jac Holzman & Gavan Daws
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Jac Holzman started his own record company when he was all of nineteen. His total assets amounted to a handful of dollars, a brain fizzing with ideas, and a heart pumping with naive late-teenage hope. He christened his label Elektra. Twenty years later, Jac had brought five hundred albums into being. He built the hippest, most advanced studio in the known world, its walls lined with gold and platinum records, and Elektra's reputation was global. And—central to his life and being—Jac was present at the creation of some of the most remarkable music of his remarkable times: The Doors, Love, Judy Collins, Carly Simon, Phil Ochs, Tim Buckley. . . FOLLOW THE MUSIC is a fascinating study of the amazing cultural transformation from the Fifties to the Sixties as told by the Elektra artists, staffers, friends, lovers, competitors and adversaries who lived it.
Very nice review
This is one of the best quote style biogs I've ever read at any time. Very well written and edited..just a joy to read. It's funny that Clive's book is one of the worst books I've read. This is the one that should be on the best sellers list. Just captivating ...This really communicates the vibe of the times as it moves through NYC in the 50s through the 70s...and the L.A. scene. If you like books about the biz or music musicians..I really think this something special. I read most all of this genre and thus book for me is an all timer. The best industry biog ever..