Biographies & Memoirs


In addition to my own primary-source interviews mentioned earlier, the following books and magazine articles were also sources for some of the information in this book. Archives of the following publications were consulted regularly: the New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and Billboard. The Time Inc. library was also a mecca of research and information.


Ayers, Bill, Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Anti-War Activist (Beacon, 2009)

Boyd, Pattie, Wonderful Tonight (Harmony, 2007)

Braudy, Susan, Family Circle (Knopf, 2003)

Bronson, Fred, The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits (Billboard, 2003)

Brown, Peter, and Steven Gaines, The Love You Make (McGraw-Hill, 1983)

Bugliosi, Vincent, with Curt Gentry, Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders (Norton, 2001)

Caputo, Philip, 13 Seconds: A Look Back at the Kent State Shootings (Chamberlain Brothers, 2003)

Cross, Charles, Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix (Hyperion, 2005)

Davis, Clive, with James Willwerth, Clive: Inside the Music Business (Ballantine, 1975)

DiLello, Richard, The Last Cocktail Party (Playboy, 1972)

Ehrlichman, John, Witness to Power: The Nixon Years (Simon & Schuster, 1982)

Emerick, Geoff, Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles (Gotham, 2006)

Fawcett, Anthony, John Lennon: One Day at a Time (Grove, 1981)

Feiffer, Jules, Backing into Forward (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2010)

Gitlin, Todd, The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage (Bantam, 1993)

Giuliano, Geoffrey, The Lost Beatles Interviews (Cooper Square, 2002)

Goldman, Albert, The Lives of John Lennon (Morrow, 1988)

Goodman, Fred, The Mansion on the Hill (Times Books, 1997)

Graham, Bill, and Robert Greenfield, Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock and Out (Doubleday, 1992)

Guralnick, Peter, Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley (Little, Brown, 1999)

Harrison, George, I Me Mine (Chronicle, 2002)

Hoffman, Abbie, Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture (Putnam, 1980)

Hoskyns, Barney, Hotel California (Wiley, 2006)

Kingston, Victoria, Simon & Garfunkel: The Biography (Fromm, 1998)

Lang, Michael, with Holly George-Warren, The Road to Woodstock (Ecco, 2009)

Lewisohn, Mark, The Beatles Day By Day (Harmony, 1990)

Lewisohn, Mark, The Complete Beatles Chronicle (Harmony, 1992)

Lovell, Jim, and Jeffrey Kluger, Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 (Houghton Mifflin, 1994)

Luftig, Stacy (editor), The Paul Simon Companion (Schirmer, 1997)

McDonough, Jimmy, Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography (Random House, 2002)

Norman, Philip, Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation (Fireside, 1981)

O’Dell, Chris, with Katherine Ketcham, Miss O’Dell (Touchstone, 2009)

O’Neil, Thomas, The Grammys: The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Music’s Highest Honor (Perigee, 1993)

Oudes, Bruce (editor), From: The President—Richard Nixon’s Secret Files (Harper and Row, 1989)

Perlstein, Rick, Nixonland (Scribner, 2008)

Reeves, Richard, President Nixon: Alone in the White House (Simon & Schuster, 2001)

Rogan, Johnny, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Visual Documentary (Omnibus, 1996)

Sandercombe, W. Fraser (ed.), The Beatles Press Reports 1961-1970 (Collector’s Guide, 2007)

Santelli, Robert, Aquarius Rising: The Rock Festival Years (Delta, 1980)

Schulman, Bruce Jr., The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics (Free Press, 2004)

Taylor, Dallas, Prisoner of Woodstock (Thunder’s Mouth, 1995)

Weller, Sheila, Girls Like Us (Atria, 2008)

Wenner, Jann, Lennon Remembers (Popular Library, 1971)

Weyler, Rex, Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists, and Visionaries Changed the World (Rodale, 2004)

White, Timothy, Long Ago and Far Away: James Taylor, the Life and Music (Omnibus, 2001)

Zimmer, Dave, Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography (Da Capo, third edition, 2008)

Zimmer, Dave (ed.), 4 Way Street: The Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Reader (Da Capo, 2004)

Zollo, Paul, Songwriters on Songwriting (Da Capo, 2003)


Alterman, Laraine, “Paul Simon,” Rolling Stone, May 28, 1970

Aronowitz, Alfred G., “In Paul’s Own Write,” New York Post, April 20, 1970

Aronowitz, Alfred G., “Phil Spector Finds a Group,” New York Post, February 3, 1970

Bailey, Andrew, “George Does a Turn for Ravi,” Rolling Stone, October 29, 1970

“Beatle Asked to Testify at Tate Trial,” Washington Post, October 29, 1970

Bernstein, Carl, “Gentle James,” Washington Post, July 29, 1970

Braudy, Susan, “James Taylor, a New Troubadour,” The New York Times Magazine, February 21, 1971

Browne, David, “James Taylor: The Greats,” Entertainment Weekly, December 7, 2001

Caldwell, Earl, “Tate Jury Denied Death-Site Visit,” New York Times, January 19, 1971

Connolly, Ray, “The Party’s Over, but None of us Wants to Admit It,” London Evening Standard, April 21, 1970

Darnton, John, “20,000 Youths Attended Rock ‘Festival for Peace’ Here,” New York Times, August 7, 1970

“Fatal U. of W. Blast Laid to Bomb in Truck,” Chicago Tribune, August 25, 1970

Fong-Torres, Ben, “Art Garfunkel: The Rolling Stone Interview,” Rolling Stone, October 11, 1973

Fong-Torres, Ben, “Hello Darkness, My Old Friend,” Rolling Stone, January 12, 1971

“Frantic Filming of a Crazy Classic, The,” Life, June 12, 1970

Fremer, Michael, “Veteran Recording Engineer Roy Halee on Recording Simon and Garfunkel and Others,”, July 1, 2005

Gould, Jack, “Ed Sullivan Devotes Show to Music by Beatles,” New York Times, March 2, 1970

Harris, Lew, “Like Old Times Again,” Chicago Tribune, July 6, 1970

Heckman, Don, “View from Simon’s Bridge,” New York Times, February 27, 1972

Kneeland, Douglas E., “Campuses Quiet but Not Content,” New York Times, December 20, 1970

Landau, Jon, “Paul Simon: The Rolling Stone Interview,” Rolling Stone, July 20, 1972

Large, Arlen J., “Gore, Brock and ‘Southern Strategy,’” Wall Street Journal, October 20, 1970

Lee, Victoria, “Teen Songwriters Hit,” New York World-Telegram, December 27, 1957

Montgomery, Paul L., “Slain Youths Lacked Time for ‘Politics,’” New York Times, May 16, 1970

“New Rock: Bittersweet and Low, The,” Time, March 1, 1971

“Nixon Requests Broadcasters to Screen Lyrics,” Billboard, October 24, 1970

North, Patrick, “Ringo & Friends in Country Country,” Rolling Stone, August 16, 1970

Pagliasotti, Jim, “Concert Proves Again CSN&Y Without Peers in Rock Music,” Denver Post, May 13, 1970

Palmer, Tony, “Super-group Mythology,” London Observer, January 11, 1970

Robinson, Douglas, “Manson Called a Megalomaniac by Prosecutor as Trial Begins,” New York Times, July 25, 1970

Schultz, Terri, “Old Beatles Never Die; They Just—,” Chicago Tribune, March 12, 1970

Siegel, Jules, “Midnight in Babylon,” Rolling Stone, February 18, 1971

Taylor, Derek, “The Beatles Split: Report from a Front Row Seat,” Chicago Tribune, July 26, 1970

Volsky, George, “Illicit Traffic in Cocaine ‘Growing by Leaps and Bounds’ in Miami,” New York Times, February 1, 1970

Watts, Michael, “Stephen Stills,” Circus, July 1972

Weiler, A. H., “Son of ‘Help!’,” New York Times, February 15, 1970

Wierzynski, Gregory H., “New Campus Mood: From Rage to Reform,” Time, November 30, 1970

Wright, Robert A., “Youths Battle Police on Coast,” New York Times, February 27, 1970

Yorke, Ritchie, “A Visit to Steve Stills’ House,” Los Angeles Times, June 14, 1970

Yorke, Ritchie, “John, Yoko, Kyoko Get Trimmed,” Rolling Stone, February 21, 1970


Archives of New York University, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York

Assorted documents and “President Richard Nixon’s Daily Diary,” Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Catch-22, DVD commentary (Paramount, 2001)

“James Paul McCartney vs. John Ono Lennon, George Harrison, Richard Starkey, and Apple Corps Ltd.,” court documentation and affidavits, National Archives, London

“James Taylor,” Warner Brothers press bio, 1970

Two-Lane Blacktop, DVD commentary (Criterion Collection, 2007)

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, “Current Population Reports,” March 5, 1971

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