Never Say No to a Rock Star: In the Studio with Dylan, Sinatatra, Jagger and More

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About the Author

In 1973, at eighteen years of age, Glenn Berger began his apprenticeship at New York's world-class A & R Recording Studios under the tutelage of legendary music producer Phil Ramone. Quickly rising to prominence as a recording engineer, he spent the decade working with luminaries such as Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, and Frank Sinatra. He reached the apex of his career with his producing the soundtrack of Bob Fosse's Academy-Award winning film, All That Jazz. During his thirties, Dr. Berger found a new calling and became a psychotherapist. He currently practices in New York City, Mt. Kisco, NY, and around the world via Skype. He is a popular blogger on psychology and music: He is the inventor of apps for anxiety and anger, available on itunes under the name of "Shrinky." He is the winner of the 2015 Schaffner Prize for Music in Literature.


"Glenn takes the reader to the universe of the great A&R studio in New York where some of the most memorable music of the past century was made. Congratulations, Glenn, you tell it the way it was. And I loved reliving it with you." JUDY COLLINS Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and author
"Like few books exploring the innards of the record business in its boom years, Glenn Berger's "Never Say No to a Rock Star" conveys the excitement of being present at the creation of some of the greatest pop and rock albums of the 1970's and 80's. His obs" STEPHEN HOLDEN Music and film critic
"This book is a delicious tonic for children of the 60's, 70's, 80's and children yet to come." KEVIN ODEGARD Guitar player on Blood on the Tracks; co-author, A Simple Twist of Fate: Bob Dylan and the Making of Blood on the Tracks
"Glenn Berger's 'inside' stories of how some of the most important records of the 20th century were made are titillating, fascinating and essential to understanding the often unpredictable creative psyche that is responsible for great art. In a word, this " CHUCK GRANATA Author of Sessions with Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording
"A fascinating and meticulously detailed virtual tour of life in the recording studio... also a collection of juicy thumbnail sketches of the show-biz titans..." DON SHEWEY Journalist, Author of Sam Shepard (biography)
"What a trip. And we have a front-row seat!" ALLAN MOYLE Film Director EMPIRE RECORDS