John Simon: Truth, Lies & Hearsay
A Memoir of a Musical Life in and out of Rock and Roll
Celebrated music producer John Simon has produced some of the greatest rock'n'roll ever recorded including The Band's Music from Big Pink, The Band, The Last Waltz; Janis Joplin's Cheap Thrills; Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends, and the first albums by Leonard Cohen and Blood, Sweat and Tears. His contributions to popular music have helped tell the story of a generation in the 1960s and 70s, and now he is sharing his own.
"When John Simon joined The Band's brotherhood, he fit like a glove. I can't imagine another record producer in the whole world who could've matched John's work on music from Big Pink and The Band."In writing TRUTH, LIES & HEARSAY, Simon has created an invaluable memoir of the music revolution in the 1960s and 70s. Given his truly unique perspective on music and the music business, Simon has courted interviewers for years. Yet, with so many anecdotes to choose from, Simon found himself only skimming the surface of his experiences. Drawing on a lifetime of first-hand accounts, fascinating stories are revealed for this first time, including:
John Simon - Truth, Lies & Hearsay: A Memoir of a Musical Life in and out of Rock and Roll - 342 pages - Independently published - September 2018 - ISBN 978-1720047162