Thursday August 26 at 6pm

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Aug 26 6:00 pm

Good Stories Well Told: Scenes from a Rock and Roll Life, with Jonathan Taplin

Jonathan Taplin will be discussing his memoir, The Magic Years: Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life. His extraordinary journey has put him at the crest of every major cultural wave in the past half century: he was tour manager for Bob Dylan and the Band in the ’60s, producer of major films in the ’70s, an executive at Merrill Lynch in the ’80s, creator of the Internet’s first video-on-demand service in the ’90s, and a cultural critic and author writing about technology in the new millennium. His is a lifetime marked not only by good timing but by impeccable instincts―from the folk scene to Woodstock, Hollywood’s rebellious film movement, and more. Beyond insider glimpses into the lives of countless icons, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Martin Scorsese, The Magic Years offers a clear-eyed roadmap of a nation turned from idealism to nihilism and makes a convincing case for art’s power to deliver us from “passionless detachment” and rekindle our humanism.

Free but registration is recommended. Click here to sign up.

Books provided by Bank Square Books will be available for signing and sale.

Co-sponsored by James Merrill House.


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