Rock Me on the Water: 1974-The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics
ISBN: 006289921X
EAN13: 9780062899217
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 23, 2021
Pages: 448
Dimensions: 1.37" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.43 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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In this exceptional cultural history, Atlantic Senior Editor Ronald Brownstein--one of America's best political journalists (The Economist)--tells the kaleidoscopic story of one monumental year that marked the city of Los Angeles' creative peak, a glittering moment when popular culture was ahead of politics in predicting what America would become.


Los Angeles in 1974 exerted more influence over popular culture than any other city in America. Los Angeles that year, in fact, dominated popular culture more than it ever had before, or would again. Working in film, recording, and television studios around Sunset Boulevard, living in Brentwood and Beverly Hills or amid the flickering lights of the Hollywood Hills, a cluster of transformative talents produced an explosion in popular culture which reflected the demographic, social, and cultural realities of a changing America. At a time when Richard Nixon won two presidential elections with a message of backlash against the social changes unleashed by the sixties, popular culture was ahead of politics in predicting what America would become. The early 1970s in Read More chevron_right

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