NEW BOOK ! The Smith Tapes: Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons 1969-1972,

Want this one.

From Princeton Architectural Press, The Smith Tapes: Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons 1969-1972, edited by Ezra Bookstein

Pivotal interviews include John Lennon and Yoko Ono discussing the Beatles shortly before the breakusp

https://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616893835

Between 1969 and 1972, Village Voice "Scenes" columnist, WPLJ FM radio host, and cult figure Howard Smith got to the heart of the counterculture through personal conversations and hard-hitting interviews with Mick Jagger, Frank Zappa, Andy Warhol, R. Buckminster Fuller, leaders of the feminist movement and the Gay Liberation Front, a narc agent, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and scores of other iconic and influential personalities, including musicians, artists, filmmakers, actors, writers, politicians, and social activists, from countercultural luminaries to everyday revolutionaries and everyone in between.

The Smith Tapes transcribes, for the first time, sixty-one of those recorded sessions, from an archive of more than 150 reels unearthed after more than forty years. Edited by documentary film writer and director/producer Ezra Bookstein, this book reveals the time capsule that Smith ingeniously captured, and contains raw and unscripted talks that take you right into the midst of a transformative cultural and musical explosion.

  • Includes candid photographs from Smith’s personal archives’
  • Sixty-one interviews with legends of the counterculture, transcribed for the first time
  • Pivotal interviews include John Lennon and Yoko Ono discussing the Beatles shortly before the break’p and Janis Joplin’s last ever interview
  • Smith has been hailed as the preeminent reporter on the counterculture by Vanity Fair

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