thumbnail image002thumbnail image003“I believe in Rock-and-Roll, books, and movies to upset the world” says Jonathan Taplin author of The Magic Years, Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life. Taplin has been riding the waves of American art and culture for 50 years, from road manager for Dylan and the Band, to producing movies for Martin Scorsese and Wim Wenders, working in high finance, creating the first video-on-demand service in the 90’s, and heading up the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at USC. He’s got some great stories that he tells with wit, candor, and humility. Jonathan Taplin joins Suzanne Lang in conversation.

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