1973: Rock at the Crossroads


Product Details

$29.99  $27.59
Thomas Dunne Books
Publish Date
December 03, 2019
6.4 X 1.6 X 9.3 inches | 1.4 pounds
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About the Author

ANDREW GRANT JACKSON is the author of Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of the Beatles' Solo Careers, Where's Ringo? and Where's Elvis? He has written for Rolling Stone, Slate, Yahoo!, and PopMatters. He directed and co-wrote the feature film The Discontents starring Perry King and Amy Madigan. He lives in Los Angeles.


Praise for 1973: Rock at the Crossroads

"Jackson's book paints a vivid portrait of the year through the lens of popular music -- mostly rock, but also country and hip-hop ... His analysis of sexuality and rock music is particularly interesting ... Jackson also proves to have a real talent for evoking the places that made 1973 such a consequential year in music." --NPR

"A comprehensive account of the year of 1973 and its legendary music and momentous social change." --Rolling Stone

"It's the excellent--and frequently hilarious--saga of a moment when the whole sprawling pageant of pop music was one great big band on the run." --Rob Sheffield, author of Dreaming the Beatles

"One of the best books of 2019 ... Jackson's storytelling is so well supported and energetically told that he had my attention even when discussing artists that would normally send me rushing to my radio's off switch." --Psychobabble

"Jackson's latest is a book so abundant in fact and feelings it can serve equally as an entertaining trip back in time and an all-knowing reference source for, perhaps, the last truly triumphant year in rock-and-roll." --Jambands.com

"A capacious, informative, amusing, broad-minded history of the musical landscape in a single year, caught between the explosive creativity of the past and the corporatized near-future. Read it and rediscover one of the great years in musical history." --Saul Austerlitz, author of Just a Shot Away and Generation Friends

"Jackson not only weaves the sounds of the times into a shared tapestry, but provides an illuminating portrait of a particularly weird and wonderful year." --Erik Davis, author of High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies

"Jackson makes a good case for this as one of the most pivotal in terms of the art, commerce and personalities." --The Oakland Press

"A joy to be read." --Tulsa Book Review

"A well-researched and engrossing read." --Harold Bronson, co-founder Rhino Records; author of My British Invasion and The Rhino Records Story

"Highly regarded as perhaps the rock book of the year, [1973] holds something for everybody." --KGKS 93.9 the River

"It reads like a cracking novel, immersed in the cultural and social tumult of the times, as Jackson strolls leisurely through the chaos and minefields to deliver a series of tales of rock 'n roll glory, transition, conflict and drama without mythologizing any of it." --Elmore Magazine