Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Prologue

• Greil Marcus begins with a sketch of The Dick Cavett Show.

• John Simon, Little Richard, Rita Moreno, and Erich Segal were all guests on the Cavett show.

• Everyone was discussing Segal's Love Story, and Little Richard interrupted claiming to be the only artist in the group.

• Marcus tells that he will explore the idea of artist and an artist's role in culture.
• Marcus tells he will be discussing rock 'n' roll and American culture.

• The Band, Sly Stone, Randy Newman, and Elvis will be used as examples.

• Harmonica Frank and Robert Johnson will be used as examples of men who led the way to rock 'n' roll.

• The music of all six examples show a vision of America and it' s imagined destiny.
• Marcus tells that the artist and audience are twined together and rely on each other.

• Marcus believes that Americans are looking to be both...

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