Rocking Toward a Free World

Written By András Simonyi
Rocking Toward a Free World
  • Publsiher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 04 June 2019
  • ISBN : 1538762234
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Rocking Toward a Free World written by András Simonyi which was release on 04 June 2019, this book published by Hachette UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: From renowned diplomat and musician András Simonyi -- whom Stephen Colbert calls "the only ambassador I know who can shred a mean guitar!" -- comes a timely and revealing memoir about growing up behind the Iron Curtain and longing for freedom while chasing the great power of rock and roll. In ROCKING TOWARD A FREE WORLD, Simonyi charts the struggle of growing up in 1960s Hungary, a world in which listening to his favorite music was a powerful but furtive endeavor: records were black-market bootlegs; concerts were held under strict control, even banned; protests were folded into song lyrics. Get caught listening to Western radio could mean punishment, maybe prison. That didn't matter to Simonyi, who from an early age felt the tremendous pull of rock and roll, the lure of American popular culture, and a burning desire to buck the system. Inspired by the protest music coming out of the West, he formed a band and became part of Hungary's burgeoning rock scene. Then came the setbacks: tightening of control by the state, the seemingly inescapable weight of an authoritarian system, and the collapse of Simonyi's own dreams of stardom. A story of youth, rebellion, and hope, ROCKING TOWARD A FREE WORLD sheds new light on two of the most powerful forces of the modern age: global democracy and rock and roll. Deeply vital and compelling, Simonyi's memoir chronicles how one man's tremendous connection to American and British popular music inspired him to make a difference in his country and, eventually, the world. It tells the story of a generation, as played out in song lyrics and guitar riffs.

Rocking Toward a Free World

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  • Author : András Simonyi
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1538762234
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