Positively 4th Street

Positively 4th Street : The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina

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In 1966 when Bob Dylan, age twenty-five, disappeared from public view, he closed a chapter on one of the most fascinating stories in post-war cultural history. In just five years Dylan had become a spokesman for the counterculture; Greenwich Village the epicentre of youth style; and folk music - once played by earnest throwbacks - had been crossed with rock 'n' roll to form a thoughtful, literate, new musical style. POSITIVELY 4th STREET relates just how folk became rock by looking at four young beatniks and their rise to fame: Bob Dylan, his part-time lover Joan Baez, her sister Mimi, and Mimi's husband, the writer Richard Farina. It is that rare find - a new story to tell of a moment no one can forget.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 299.38g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747558264
  • 9780747558262
  • 2,168,762

About David Hajdu

David Hajdu lives in Manhattan and writes for the NEW YORK TIMES magazine, VANITY FAIR, and the NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS.show more

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Draws you so far into the story that you read it as a novel; as if you were present, meeting the characters on the stairway, peering at them in smoky coffee houses while they tune their guitars' IRISH TIMESshow more

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