[Download] ➹ Rocking Toward a Free World By András Simonyi – Heartforum.co.uk From renowned diplomat and musician András Simonyi whom Stephen Colbert calls the only ambassador I know who can shred a mean guitar comes a timely and revealing memoir about growing up behind the Ir From renowned diplomat and musician András a Free ePUB ✓ Simonyi whom Stephen Colbert calls the only ambassador I know who can shred a mean guitar comes a timely and revealing memoir about growing up behind the Iron Curtain and longing for freedom while chasing the great power of rock Rocking Toward PDF/EPUB ² and rollIn Rocking Toward a Free World Simonyi charts the struggle of growing up in s Hungary a world in which listening to his favorite music was a powerful but furtive endeavor records were black market bootlegs; concerts were held under strict control even banned; protests were folded into song lyrics Get caught listening to Western radio could mean punishment maybe prison That didn't matter to Simonyi who from an early age felt the tremendous pull of rock and roll the lure of American popular culture and a burning desire to buck the system Inspired by the protest music coming out of the West he formed a band and became part of Hungary's burgeoning rock scene Then came the setbacks tightening of control by the state the seemingly inescapable weight of an authoritarian system and the collapse of Simonyi's own dreams of stardom A story of youth rebellion and hope Rocking Toward a Free World sheds new light on two of the most powerful forces of the modern age global democracy and rock and roll Deeply vital and compelling Simonyi's memoir chronicles how one man's tremendous connection to American and British popular music inspired him to make a difference in his country and eventually the world It tells the story of a generation as played out in song lyrics and guitar riffs.
- 336 pages
- Rocking Toward a Free World
- András Simonyi
- 02 September 2016 András Simonyi