Author(s): Simon Warner; Jim Sampas
The leading light of the Beat Generation writers, Jack Kerouac also had a lifelong passion for music, particularly the mid-century jazz of New York City. Furthermore, some of the greatest transatlantic names in rock - from Bob Dylan to the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison to David Bowie - credited the novelist's impact on their work. Kerouac on Record considers how Kerouac brought his passion for jazz to his prose and poetry, the ways his legacy was sustained by later musicians and some of the scores featured in Hollywood adaptations of the adventures he brought to the page. Book jacket.