By David Crosby
"NOBODY children THEMSELVES INTO BELIEVING THAT they could remedy THE WORLD'S difficulties. we are simply attempting to MAKE A distinction, to alter issues FOR the higher anyplace we will. AND IF IT TAKES a protracted PUSH, THEN we are IN IT FOR THE lengthy HAUL. loads of instances this is not concerning the GENIUS OF the instant. it is approximately patience. it really is approximately BEING IN THERE AND STAYING IN THERE."
Since the early sixties, musicians have positioned themselves at the line for the factors they believed in, elevating public knowledge approximately very important concerns via songs, rallies, and gain occasions. For greater than thirty years, musician David Crosby has been certainly one of rock 'n' roll's such a lot outspoken voices for social swap. in Stand and Be Counted, he and coauthor David Bender recount the tales of the artists who made a distinction and the passionate convictions that moved them. Crosby's own participation and his friendships with some of the artists concerned supply readers a behind-the-scenes examine occasions from the civil rights marches and antiwar moratoriums of the sixties, to the antinuclear occasions of the seventies, to reside relief and the Amnesty foreign occasions of the eighties--right as much as the Tibetan Freedom concert events of today.
This compelling tale comprises new interviews with such various artists as Harry Belafonte, Whoopi Goldberg, Adam Yauch, Phil Collins, Robin Williams, Eddie Vedder, Joan Baez, and Jimmy Buffett. Poignant and inspirational, Stand and Be Counted is an unforgettable record of the heritage of activism in past due twentieth-century America.