There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll

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There Goes Gravity There Goes Gravity

 

By: Kurt von Behrmann

Access is crucial to any journalist. However, acquiring it in the rarefied realm of contemporary music presents special challenges. The biggest obstacle is gaining the trust of musicians, particular those who have achieved stratospheric success. Lisa Robinson had entrée into that world, and all that comes with it, the good, the bad, the ugly and even the boring.

“There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll” chronicles Robinson’s encounters with acts that achieved iconic status and those that were seminal in the underground music scene of 70’s in New York. The thrust of the book focuses on her stint as a traveling journalist with the Rolling Stones and Led Zepplin.   Both from the U.K., wildly successful and huge fans of African-American music, their respective tours included the obligatory chartered…

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