JOEL SELVIN’S “ALTAMONT” HITS THE BEST SELLER LIST!!!

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San Francisco’s and Open Source’s own music expert Joel Selvin‘s current book, Altamont, has found itself on the best seller list. Joel has written the definitive account of that dark day in rock’s history. He explains how a murder could occur in front of 300,000 music fans, without any witnesses.

Joel’s account of the events of that fated festival is riveting. The book takes us thru the preparation for the event to its conclusion with all the details only a newspaper man like Joel could smoke out.

Let’s support Joel!!! Buy the book.

USA Today says: “Headlined by the Rolling Stones and managed, more or less — mostly less — by the Bay Area minions of the Grateful Dead, Altamont was something of an evil twin to the summer’s momentous Woodstock festival in New York.”

Check out all the great reviews:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/why-altamont-was-doomed-w432536

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2016/08/20/altamont-the-rolling-stones-the-hells-angels-and-the-inside-story-of-rocks-darkest-day-book-review

http://www.houstonpress.com/music/inside-altamont-new-book-looks-back-at-rocks-darkest-day

https://ww2.kqed.org/forum/2016/08/17/joel-selvin-on-rocks-darkest-day

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3735249/Inside-one-Rock-n-Roll-s-darkest-days-Altamont-concert-featured-Rolling-Stones-Grateful-Dead-saw-overdoses-Hells-Angels-brutality-murder-happened-Mick-Jagger-s-greed-new-book-claims

http://bestclassicbands.com/altamont-joel-selvin

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20160817/FEATURES

http://www.sfchronicle.com/books/article/Prelude-to-Altamont-disaster-Stones-visions

http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Taking-another-look-at-the-bloodshed-of-Altamont

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2016/08/20/altamont-the-rolling-stones-the-hells-angels-and-the-inside-story-of-rocks-darkest-day-book-review

http://www.sfgate.com/books/article/Altamont-by-Joel-Selvin

THE MUSIC OF JACK NITZSCHE on Selvin On The City

From The Lonely Surfer to Up Where We Belong, from arranging the historic Wall of Sounds sessions for producer Phil Spector to cutting movie soundtrack albums with Captain Beefheart and Miles Davis, the late Jack Nitzsche had one of the most amazing careers in music ever.

Capt. Beefheart: Hard Workin’ Man
John Lee Hooker/Miles Davis: Comin’ To Town
Mick Jagger: Memo From Turner
Joe Cocker: Up Where We Belong
Rolling Stones: Let’s Spend the Night Together
Neil Young: A Man Needs a Maid
Marianne Faithful: Sister Morphine
Jackie De Shannon: When You Walk In the Room
Ronettes: Be My Baby
Mink deVille: Mixed Up Shook Up Girl
Ron Nagle: House Of Mandia
Buffalo Springfield: Expecting To Fly
Ringo Starr: Photograph
Jack Nitzsche: The Lonely Surfer

Learn About Recorded Music’s History:

You should check out this wonderful site of early recordings of early recorded music forefathers. The folks at PublicDomain4U.com have created a valuable collection of meaningful songs from the past. The music has influenced The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and many more contemporary artists. The music is available for listening and free download.

Selvin On The City podcast – NICKY HOPKINS: SESSION MAN

He regularly played on sessions by the Beatles, the Stones, the Who. The Kinks wrote a song about him. When he moved to San Francisco, he played with Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jerry Garcia Band. Was Nicky Hopkins rock’s greatest keyboard man?

ALL KEITH! KEITH RICHARDS’ ROLLING STONES on Selvin On The City

Imagine the Rolling Stones with a different vocalist. An hour of the Stones backing up Keith Richards while he sings. It’s a whole other band.