The Magic Years

By Jonathan Taplin


Jonathan Taplin’s extraordinary journey has put him at the crest of every major cultural wave in the past half century: he was tour manager for Bob Dylan and the Band in the ’60s, producer of major films in the ’70s, an executive at Merrill Lynch in the ’80s, creator of the Internet’s first video-on-demand service in the ’90s, and a cultural critic and author writing about technology in the new millennium. His is a lifetime marked not only by good timing but by impeccable instincts―from the folk scene to Woodstock, Hollywood’s rebellious film movement, and beyond. Taplin is not just a witness but a lifelong producer, the right-hand man to some of the greatest talents of both pop culture and the underground.


Published date: May 4, 2021
Type: Books
Genre: Nonfiction

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Great book — it’s rare that someone can tell a first-person account of the earliest Dylan concerts, the civil rights movement, JFK’s assassination, MLK’s rallies, the Beatles’ first arrival in America Jonathan is also the author of "Move Fast & Break Things" about #Facebook