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Greenfield, Robert

Overview
Works: 53 works in 221 publications in 6 languages and 9,402 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Autobiographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Case studies  Drama  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: BF109.L43, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Greenfield
 
Most widely held works by Robert Greenfield
Timothy Leary : a biography by Robert Greenfield( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first major biography of one of the most controversial figures in postwar America. To a generation in full revolt against any form of authority, "Tune in, turn on, drop out" became a mantra, and its popularizer, Dr. Timothy Leary, a guru. A charismatic and brilliant psychologist, Leary became first intrigued and then obsessed by the effects of psychedelic drugs in the 1960s while teaching at Harvard, where he not only encouraged but instituted their experimental use among students and faculty. What began as research into human consciousness turned into a mission to alter consciousness itself. Leary transformed himself from serious social scientist into counterculture shaman, embodying the idealism and the hedonism of an age of revolutionary change.--Publisher description
Anyone who had a heart : my life and music by Burt Bacharach( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past six decades, Burt Bacharach's songwriting has touched millions of listeners all over the world. Here, Bacharach steps out from behind the music to give an honest, engaging look at his life--from his work with Hal David, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Costello and many others, to his tumultuous marriages and the devastating fate of his beloved daughter. Growing up in Forest Hills, NY, during the 1930s and 1940s, Bacharach fell in love with music after sneaking into a Manhattan club to see the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. After a stint in the Korean War, he toured the world with Marlene Dietrich, wrote an endless string of hits, scored numerous Hollywood films, married movie star Angie Dickinson, and composed the music for the Broadway hit Promises, Promises. While he soared professionally, Bacharach's private life was dominated by the never-ending search for love--and the heartbreak that comes when it is lost--which is reflected in his greatest songs. -- From publisher's description
A day in the life : one family, the beautiful people, and the end of the sixties by Robert Greenfield( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Day in the Life is the story of how the ideal marriage between two young and extraordinarily beautiful members of the English upper class fell apart as the psychedelic dreams of the sixties gave way to the harsh, hard-rock reality of the seventies. A tender, moving, and often harrowing look at the moment in time when the counterculture collided with the international jet set, A Day in the Life captures the spirit of that era and the people who lived through it with unerring accuracy and heartfelt precision
Dark Star : an oral biography of Jerry Garcia by Robert Greenfield( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than thirty years, Jerome John Garcia played guitar and sang in the traveling menagerie and living social experiment called the Grateful Dead. What started as a jug band in Palo Alto evolved into a rock and roll institution, playing to audiences composed of both gray-bearded boomers and tie-dyed baby Deadheads. At the center of this phenomenon was Jerry, whose musical gifts and affable manner made him the symbol of all things magical. In Dark Star, we see Garcia through the eyes of those closest to him, who speak for the first time since his death: the ex-wives and lovers who did their best to make him happy but in the end always seemed to lose him to the road; the close friends who watched in helpless frustration as he battled a long-running heroin habit he tried again and again to kick; the children of fellow members of the Grateful Dead for whom he was the father he could never be to his own daughters; the musicians who looked up to him as a guru and an older brother
Bill Graham presents : my life inside rock and out by Bill Graham( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told by a dazzling chorus of more than a hundred voices - from Keith Richards, Jerry Garcia, Ken Kesey, and Eric Clapton to managers, agents, headwaiters, and, above all, the man himself - Bill Graham Presents offers fascinating firsthand accounts of how Graham launched stars like Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, the Jefferson Airplane, and the Grateful Dead; how he produced landmark tours for Bob Dylan and the Band, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young; and how his ardent concern for music as a positive social force brought live American rock to the Soviet Union for the first time and was a driving force behind standard-setting benefits like Live Aid and the Amnesty International "Conspiracy of Hope" tour
The last sultan : the life and times of Ahmet Ertegun by Robert Greenfield( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the founder and head of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun signed and/or recorded many of the greatest musical artists of all time, from Ray Charles to Kid Rock. Working alongside his older brother, Nesuhi, one of the preeminent jazz producers of all time, and the legendary Jerry Wexler, Ertegun transformed Atlantic Records from a small independent record label into a hugely profitable multinational corporation. In successive generations, he also served as a mentor to record-business tyros like Phil Spector, David Geffen, and Lyor Cohen. Brilliant, cultured, and irreverent, Ertegun was as renowned for his incredible sense of personal style and nonstop A-list social life as his work in the studio. Born into great privilege as the son of a high-ranking Turkish diplomat during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, Ertegun spent his life bringing the black-roots music he loved to the world. A larger-than-life figure, always hip, Ertegun lived in the grand manner but was never happier than when he found himself in some down-and-out joint listening to music late at night. Blessed with impeccable taste and brilliant business acumen, he brought rock and roll into the mainstream while creating the music that became the sound track for the lives of multiple generations [Publisher description]
Exile on Main Street : a season in hell with the Rolling Stones by Robert Greenfield( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded during the blazing summer of 1971 at Villa Nellcote, Keith Richards' seaside mansion in the south of France, Exile on Main St. has been hailed as one of the Rolling Stones' best albums--and one of the greatest rock records of all time. Yet its improbable creation was difficult, torturous, and at times dangerous. In self-imposed exile, the Stones--along with wives, girlfriends, and a crew of hangers-on--spent their days smoking, snorting, and drinking whatever they could get their hands on. At night, the band descended into the villa's dank basement to lay down tracks. All the while, a variety of celebrities, stumbled through the villa's never-ending party, as did the local drug dealers. Villa Nellcote became the crucible in which creative strife, outsized egos, and all the usual byproducts of the Stones' legendary hedonistic excess fused into something potent, volatile, and enduring.--From publisher description
Temple : a novel by Robert Greenfield( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother American night : my life in crazy times by John Perry Barlow( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This] is the wild, funny, heartbreaking, and often unbelievable (yet completely true) story of an American icon. Born into a powerful Wyoming political family, John Perry Barlow wrote the lyrics for thirty Grateful Dead songs while also running his family's cattle ranch ... Blessed with an incredible sense of humor and a unique voice, Barlow was a born storyteller in the tradition of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. Through intimate portraits of friends and acquaintances from Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia to Timothy Leary and Steve Jobs, [this book] traces the generational passage by which the counterculture became the culture, and it shows why learning to accept love may be the hardest thing we ever ask of ourselves"--Amazon.com
The spiritual supermarket by Robert Greenfield( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Spanish and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bear : the life and times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III by Robert Greenfield( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award winning author and biographer Robert Greenfield brings readers the definitive biography of a Grateful Dead legend Augustus Owsley Stanley III, known better by his nickname, Bear. From extensive interviews with Bear and a major Rolling Stone piece, Greenfield brings readers unparalleled access to one of the most important forces in the rise of the counter-culture of the sixties
Ain't it time we said goodbye : the Rolling Stones on the road to exile by Robert Greenfield( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and French and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although they didn't know it then, when the Rolling Stones embarked on their farewell tour of England in March, 1971, having announced they were about to go into tax exile in the south of France, it was the end of an era. For the Stones, nothing would ever be the same again
S.T.P., a journey through America with The Rolling Stones by Robert Greenfield( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic insider's account of the Rolling Stones' legendary 1972 STP tour: "The best book ever written about the Stones, if not music in general."--Independent
Timothy Leary : a biography by Robert Greenfield( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To a generation in full revolt against any form of authority, "Tune in, turn on, drop out" became a mantra and its popularizer, Dr. Timothy Leary, a guru. A charismatic and brilliant psychologist, Leary became first intrigued and then obsessed by the effects of psychedelic drugs in the 1960s while teaching at Harvard, where he not only encouraged but instituted their experimental use among students and faculty. What began as research into human consciousness turned into a mission to alter consciousness itself. Leary transformed himself from serious social scientist into counterculture shaman, embodying the idealism and the hedonism of an age of revolutionary change
Haymon's crowd : a novel by Robert Greenfield( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 60s( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attempt to encapsulate the whole of the 1960's through the experiences of two families, one white and one black, who are torn apart by the social forces of the time: the civil rights movement, the student revolution, and the Vietnam War. The Herlihy's are a white, middle class, Catholic family in Chicago. The Taylor's are the family of a black preacher in Mississippi. The eldest Herlihy son (O'Connell) enlists in the Marines on graduation from high school, is sent to Vietnam, and returns as a disillusioned head case. His younger brother (Hamilton), becomes a freedom rider and later, in college, an anti-war activist. Their sister (Stiles), winds up pregnant and unmarried on the streets of Haight Asbury. The black family, active in civil rights protests in the South, moves to Los Angeles where the father (Dutton) is killed during the Watts riots. His son Emmet (Roberts), eventually becomes a bodyguard for Black Panther leader Fred Hampton (Grier). In the end, everyone who survives finds a modicum of happiness. The Herlihy children are reunited at Woodstock and reconcile with their parents who accept their children for what they have become. Emmet Taylor returns to Watts to organize a breakfast program for needy children
The last sultan : the life and times of Ahmet Ertegun by Robert Greenfield( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[T]he definitive biography of a man who changed popular culture throughout the world. As the founder and head of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun signed and/or recorded many of the greatest musical artists of all time ... Working alongside his older brother, Nesuhi, one of the preeminent jazz producers of all time, and the legendary Jerry Wexler, Ertegun transformed Atlantic Records from a small independent record label into a hugely profitable multinational corporation"--Container
A journey through America with the Rolling Stones by Robert Greenfield( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handler først og fremmest om Rolling Stones USA-turné i 1972, men giver også et tidsbillede af USA på den tid
Stones touring party : a journey through America with the Rolling Stones by Robert Greenfield( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was the rock tour to end all rock tours. Riding on the success of their new critically acclaimed double album Exile on Main Street, the Rolling Stones swept across America in the summer of 1972 in a whirlwind of drugs, groupies and furious full-tilt gigs to cement their reputation as the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world."--Back cover
My life and music by Burt Bacharach( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of one of the most significant and beloved of songwriters of the 20th century. Throughout his 60-year career, Burt Bacharach has worked with artists from Dionne Warwick to Dr Dre, Marlene Dietrich to Elvis Costello. 'Anyone Who Had a Heart' traces his life and times in his own words
 
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A day in the life : one family, the beautiful people, and the end of the sixties
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A day in the life : one family, the beautiful people, and the end of the sixtiesDark Star : an oral biography of Jerry GarciaBill Graham presents : my life inside rock and outThe last sultan : the life and times of Ahmet ErtegunExile on Main Street : a season in hell with the Rolling StonesS.T.P., a journey through America with The Rolling StonesTimothy Leary : a biographyThe 60s
Alternative Names
Robert Greenfield American journalist

Robert Greenfield Amerikaans journalist

Robert Greenfield periodista estadounidense

Robert Greenfield produttore cinematografico statunitense

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