Never Say No to a Rock Star: In the Studio with Dylan, Sinatra, Jagger, and More... by Glenn Berger
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Glenn Berger is someone that had a unique perspective in the music industry in the 1970s. Although he started at the bottom rung at A&R Studios, he quickly made his way up the ladder so that he was working with the likes of Phil Ramone, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and more.
The interesting aspect of this book is that Berger is now looking back on this time as a trained psychotherapist, which for him personally must have been very eye-opening, both in terms of what he now thinks of these rock stars, but also what he thinks of his younger self. For most of the book, it is an interesting first-hand account of what his role was in the music business. When it gets to the part where he works with Fosse on a movie, it was more of a struggle to read. Not only because it seemed like the work was tedious and never-ending, but that was also when Berger was at his most self-absorbed, though at that young age and with the gift of this career, its not hard to understand why.
If rock'n'roll is your passion and you want a little more of the inside scoop, this is a good book browse.
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