Good reviews continue to flow in for John Broven’s book Record Makers and Breakers: Voices of the Independent Rock â€˜n’ Roll Pioneers. Following the enthusiastic notices from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, UK music publications Record Collector and MOJO continue the trend.
The depth of factual details is incredible, but it’s presented in the style of a rich oral history … so as not to lose any of the flavour of their anecdotes. . . . It’s a chronicle of the entrepreneurial American spirit, liberally punctuated by the creation of some of the most exciting and innovative music of all time.
4 stars. Welcome to a world filled with payola, the mob and jukebox sounds.