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Corn Flakes with John Lennon

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Corn Flakes with John Lennon by Robert Hilburn
Oct 13, 2009 | ISBN 9781605293356

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“[Hilburn] was always looking for subject matter that was fresh and patiently observed, what Van Morrison described as ‘the inarticulate speech of the heart.’ U2 was shambolic and erratic, but he seemed to see the ‘what might be’ in the ‘what was.’ Bob’s role as a critic was to encourage the suspension of disbelief not just in the audience, but in the artist as well. That is an environment in which music grows. He made us better.” —Bono, from the introduction

“So many great memories came flooding back to me when I read Corn Flakes With John Lennon. A must read for genuine music lovers.” —Elton John

“It’s impossible to read this book and not encounter passages that surprise, sadden and hearten. It’s also impossible to read Corn Flakes With John Lennon and not recognize Robert Hilburn as the greatest interviewer in rock & roll history.” —Mikal Gilmore, author of Shot in the Heart and Night Beat: A Shadow History of Rock and Roll

“Hilburn’s amazing resilience and commitment for music shines through his decades of reportage and reviews of music. On behalf of the musicians of the 60’s on, I thank you for having been the communicator of our music with love. ” —yoko ono summer of 2009

“Beautifully written, and passionately told, this book captures the very essence of what it means to be someone who loves music.” —Charles R. Cross, author of Heavier Than Heaven and Room Full of Mirrors

“I never gave a damn for rock criticism until I read Robert Hilburn” —Bernie Taupin

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