Vivien Goldmanis a writer and broadcaster — and cult post-punk musician — who has devoted much of her work to chronicling punk and Afro-Caribbean music and culture. A widely published and anthologized journalist, Goldman’s fifth book is “The Book of Exodus,” (Three Rivers Press) described as “vivid and intimate” by Rolling Stone. She is the Adjunct Professor of Punk and Reggae at NYU Tisch School’s Clive Davis Dept. of Recorded Music. Her previous books also include Marley’s first biography, Soul Rebel Natural Mystic’ and The Black Chord, a collaboration with photographer David Corio that chronicles the flow of music through the African Diaspora. A Londoner, Goldman has lived in Paris and now resides in New York.
Vocalist Michelle Cochrane, singer/keyboardist Robb Royer, bassist Tim Hallinan and drummer Steve Cohn formed the psychedelic pop- flower power quartet The Pleasure Fair in Los Angeles in 1966. The group signed to Uni Records the following year and on the recommendation of session ace Leon Russell. Pop maestro David Gates was installed to produce their self-titled debut LP. Gates then recruited Royer to join the group Bread.