Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music - Randy Newman - Every Man is Free Summary & Analysis

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Randy Newman - Every Man is Free Summary and Analysis

Marcus opens this chapter by discussing what he believes to be every artist's ambition. Every artist, he believes, has the desire to create something great that will be embraced by and perhaps even change culture. Pop music and artists, however, don't appear to be motivated by these deep issues. Randy Newman claims not to be affected by the lack of popularity of his music because he is rich. Marcus, however, notes that because he claims not to be affected by this lack of popularity, this may show Newman is actually very disappointed his music did not affect people the way he hoped it would.

In the section entitled "Newman's America, I" Marcus describes Newman's beginnings in the music business. Newman studied classical piano in college. He began composing and...

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