Book summary: From Bob Dylan’s first Greenwich Village apartment to CBGB, the birthplace of punk, to the Chinatown studio where the Beastie Boys recorded Licensed to Ill -- the essential tour of New York’s rock & roll landmarks
The Rock & Roll Guide to New York is Rolling Stone’s insider’s tour of the clubs, bars, hotels, studios, restaurants, and other sites where rock history has been made. Visit the hotel where Bob Dylan turned the Beatles on to pot, the illegal Bowery loft where Talking Heads held their first rehearsals, the tiny club where Norah Jones played her first shows -- all these and more than 200 other well-known landmarks and secret spots on the New York rock & roll scene.
Organized by neighborhood, with detailed maps, classic photos, and tips from local musicians on their favorite New York hangouts, the book takes you on a guided tour -- from the Greenwich Village folk clubs and the East Village punk hangouts to the key locations for disco, rap, and old-school rock & roll, plus side trips to Woodstock and Bruce Springsteen’s New Jersey. This is Rolling Stone’s essential New York guidebook for the tourist and music fan alike.