HMG covered this event for the Los Angeles Press Club.
November 12, 2009 @ The Steve Allen Theater
Hear about John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Janis Joplin and a host of others with journalists Robert Hilburn and Geoff Boucher. Hilburn, a longtime music critic for the Los Angeles Times and author of the new book, Corn Flakes With John Lennon, spoke with Los Angeles Times entertainment writer Geoff Boucher.
For 35 years, Robert Hilburn chronicled the evolution of rock music - from the Beatles to U2 to Green Day - in the Los Angeles Times. One of the most influential music writers in the nation, his reviews helped launch Elton John in America and popularize other top artists. His myriad adventures included being the only journalist present for Johnny Cash's concert at Folsom prison and being invited to watch cartoons with Michael Jackson in his bedroom. Hilburn's new book traces his journey through the rock n' roll age and how the music affects us all. He took questions from Geoff Boucher, an arts reporter whose diverse work in the Times recently included an ode to Hilburn and his long career, and from the audience.