Rock and Roll Stories by Lynn Goldsmith

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Rock and Roll Stories
400 pages; Abrams
A powerful collection of photos provides a peek backstage.

If you've ever listened to a song over and over because you're so in its thrall, if you've ever traveled from city to city to see multiple concerts by your favorite band, if you love going behind the scenes, you will be transfixed by rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith's Rock and Roll Stories. All the musicians depicted in the 400-page volume are familiar—among them Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Bob Marley and Michael Jackson—but Goldsmith manages to capture something fresh in them. Her accompanying anecdotes illuminate the arc of fame and the unfurling of talent, and her compassionate, penetrating images enable us to experience again the exhilaration we felt when we encountered these artists for the first time.
— Leigh Haber