New in New jacket. 1st Printing. Stated first edition and the number line on the copyright page ends in 1. 244 page hardcover, includes two groups of captioned pictures and an Index. "Since the early sixties, musicians have put themselves on the line for the causes they believed in, raising public awareness about important issues through songs, rallies, and benefit events. For more than thirty years, musician David Crosby has been one of rock 'n' roll's most outspoken voices for social change. In STAND AND BE COUNTED, he and co-author David Bender recount the stories of the artists who made a difference and the passionate convictions that moved them. Crosby's personal participation and his friendships with many of the artists involved give readers a behind-the-scenes look at events from the civil rights marches and antiwar moratoriums of the sixties, to Live Aid and the Amnesty International events of the eighties-right up to the Tibetan Freedom concerts of today." New, unread copy: spine square/minor bumping at head/heel else the book is perfect with NO markings throughout. The dj has minor rubbing, spine is faintly faded/TINY bit of bumping at heel else it's perfect, also, with no other flaws. NOT an ex-library, NOT a book club, NOT a remainder, dj NOT price-clipped ("$25"). New in New dj.
Publishers Weekly, 2000-02-07 Subtitled "the Dramatic Story of the Artists and Causes that Changed America," this music history by Crosby (singer-songwriter of 1960s-1970s legends Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) and Bender ( a political activist and founding editor of George magazine) present an overview of the musicians who stimulated America's political consciousness. This well-intentioned chronicle meets the authors' self-proclaimed goal of presenting "stories that are meant to give a sense of the wide range of activism in which artists are involved," as well as offering "a glimpse of where that ethic of activism came from, how it's grown over the years, what it's accomplished, and how it's been transmitted down the line." However, unlike Crosby's autobiography Long Time Gone, in which co-author/activist Carl Gottlieb's insightful analyses of aspects of Southern California culture gave weight to Crosby's wild tales of stoned-out times, this book reads like a collection of news clippings on more than 100 major events such as George Harrison's Bangladesh benefit, the No Nukes benefit, Live Aid, "We Are the World" and Comic Relief. (Crosby even admits to maintaining his Woodstock Concert-formed belief that "half a million people yelling Fuck! at the top of their lungs is one hell of a powerful political statement.") Crosby is sincere in his belief that musicians can help "create a climate where [world change] can happen." But this book remains more an easy-reader of protest rock than any sort of hardheaded, insightful look at the way popular music has influenced and been influenced by politics. (Mar.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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