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Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group by Ian Svenonius

Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group BY Ian F. Svenonius. Akashic Books. Paperback, 200 pages. $14.

Courage to today's aspiring rock star. In 1967, The Byrds could afford to be gently cynical about pop-music acclaim. After all, they'd made a fortune by transforming Dylan's folk song “Mr. Tambourine Man” into a jangly pop tune delivered with a crooked smile. But what should an aspiring rock star do today?