Fred Goodman is a New York-based author and reporter. His books include The Mansion on the Hill, which was a New York Times Notable Book and received the Ralph J. Gleason Award for the best music book of the year. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, where he was an editor, as well as the New York Times and many national magazines.
Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Rolling Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll
An in-depth look at Allen Klein, the brilliant accountant-turned-manager of not just the Beatles and Rolling Stones but Sam Cooke, Phil Spector, Donovan, the Kinks and others. Both artist advocate and cut-throat businessman, Klein by turns enriched and enraged his clients – and revolutionized the record business.
The Mansion on the Hill: Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen and the Head-on Collision of Rock and Commerce
Did rock & roll change the world – or did the world change rock? A road map of rock's surprising journey from underground culture to global business with portraits of such artists as Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young and behind-the-scenes power brokers including David Geffen, Jon Landau, and Albert Grossman.
A deep look at a chaotic couple of decades in the embattled music industry. Bronfman, the Seagram scion who sold off the liquor company to enter the entertainment business just as the music industry was about to be undercut by Napster and file-sharing, attempts to re-invent the industry – and himself.