Book Review: Rock Concert

By Marc Myers

(hardcover) $30.00

There’s plenty of fascinating information to glean from Myer’s oral history examination of the evolution of the rock concert business, from the wild west ‘50s to the corporatized ‘80s. Myers does it with insightful statements from prominent insiders (including Seymour Stein, George Wein, Henry Diltz, Marshall Chess, Michael Lang), performers (Ian Anderson, Todd Rundgren, Alice Cooper) and the fans in the stands, with special attention to milestone events such as Woodstock, Altamont and Live Aid.