By Lisa Robinson

ISBN-10: 1101632089

ISBN-13: 9781101632086

From a mythical tune journalist with 4 many years of exceptional entry, an insider's behind-the-scenes examine the most important personalities of rock and roll.

Lisa Robinson has interviewed the most important names in music--including Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Patti Smith, U2, Eminem, woman Gaga, Jay Z and Kanye West. She visited the teenage Michael Jackson again and again at his Encino domestic. She spent hours chatting with John Lennon at his Dakota apartment--and in recording studios simply weeks sooner than his homicide. She brought David Bowie to Lou Reed at a personal dinner in a new york eating place, helped the conflict and Elvis Costello get their list offers, was once with the Rolling Stones on their jet in the course of a daunting hurricane, and was once mid-flight with Led Zeppelin while their journey supervisor pulled out a gun. A pioneering lady journalist in an unique boys' membership, Lisa Robinson is a preeminent authority at the personalities and impacts that experience formed the tune international; she has been well-known as rock jounralism's final insider.

A keenly saw and lovingly stated glance again on years spent with numerous musicians behind the scenes, after hours and at the street, There is going Gravity files a life of riveting tales, instructed jointly right here for the 1st time.

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The Gs kept building, and at their peak I was straining to keep my vision. When the spacecraft reached orbital velocity, on a path that had leveled off and was now running parallel to the Earth's surface, the sustainer engine cut off, and a series of small rockets fired to separate the spacecraft from the booster. €quired to achieve a circular orbit of the Earttr. The centrifugal force of the spacecraft's fonrard motion would keep it literally free-falling around the Earth on a coume no closer than 100 miles (perigee) and no farther away than 165 miles (apogee).

Gus had no such wounds. S. orbital mission, flown by John Glenn on Febnrary 20, 1962, aboard Friendship 7, put us in the space race for keeps. As with the first suborbital Aight" this mission was preceded by the launch ofa chimpanzee, Enos. Scheduled for three orbits, the spacecraft was brought back after only two orbits due to the failure of an attitudecontrol thnrsterjet and the overteating of an inverter in the electrical system; IV{aking matters worse for Enos, each time he responded to a light during the flight and pushed a button as he'd been nained to do, he received not a banana pellet as he should have, but an electric shock.

The Gs kept building, and at their peak I was straining to keep my vision. When the spacecraft reached orbital velocity, on a path that had leveled off and was now running parallel to the Earth's surface, the sustainer engine cut off, and a series of small rockets fired to separate the spacecraft from the booster. €quired to achieve a circular orbit of the Earttr. The centrifugal force of the spacecraft's fonrard motion would keep it literally free-falling around the Earth on a coume no closer than 100 miles (perigee) and no farther away than 165 miles (apogee).

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