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    DescriptionRobert Hilburn's storied career as a rock critic has allowed him a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of some of the most iconic figures of our time. He was the only music critic to visit Folsom Prison with Johnny Cash. He met John Lennon during his lost weekend period in Los Angeles and they became friends. Bob Dylan granted him his only interviews during his "born-again" period and the occasion of his 50th birthday. Michael Jackson invited Hilburn to watch cartoons with him in his bedroom. When Springsteen took to playing only old hits, Hilburn scolded him for turning his legendary concerts into oldies revues, and Springsteen changed his set list. In this totally unique account of the symbiotic relationship between critic and musical artist, Hilburn reflects on the ways in which he has changed and been changed by the subjects he's covered; Bono weighs in with an introduction about how Hilburn's criticism influenced and altered his own development as a musician. "Corn Flakes with John Lennon" is more than about one man's adventures in rock and roll: It's the gripping and untold story of how popular music reshapes the way we think about the world and helps to define the modern American character.


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    Title
    Corn Flakes with John Lennon
    Subtitle
    And Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Hilburn
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 549 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594869211
    ISBN 10: 1594869219
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 540
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Approval Code: A08745500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15900
    DC21: 781.66092
    DC22: 781.6609
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: A14160000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: ML423.H5876 A5 2009
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    RODALE PRESS
    Imprint name
    RODALE PRESS
    Publication date
    13 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Emmaus, PA
    Review quote
    From the Introduction by Bono: [Hilburn] was always looking for subject matter that was fresh and patiently observed, what Van Morrison described as 'the inarticulate speech of the heart.' U2 was shambolic and erratic, but he seemed to see the 'what might be' in the 'what was.' Bob's role as a critic was to encourage the suspension of disbelief not just in the audience, but in the artist as well. That is an environment in which music grows. He made us better. So many great memories came flooding back to me when I read "Corn Flakes With John Lennon". A must read for genuine music lovers. --Elton John It's impossible to read this book and not encounter passages that surprise, sadden and hearten. Its also impossible to read Corn Flakes With John Lennon and not recognize Robert Hilburn as the greatest interviewer in rock & roll history. --Mikal Gilmore, author of "Shot in the Heart" and "Night Beat: A Shadow History of Rock and Roll "Hilburn's amazing resilience and commitment for music shines through his decades of reportage and reviews of music. On behalf of the musicians of the 60's on, I thank you for having been the communicator of our music with love. --yoko ono summer of 2009Beautifully written, and passionately told, this book captures the very essence of what it means to be someone who loves music. -- Charles R. Cross, author of "Heavier Than Heaven" and "Room Full of Mirrors. "I never gave a damn for rock criticism until I read Robert Hilburn --Bernie Taupin