Image: Lisa Robinson interviews a young Michael Jackson at his family’s house in Encino, Calif., in October 1972. (Andrew Kent/Courtesy of Riverhead Books)
Lisa Robinson has done just about every kind of music writing there is. She’s followed Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones on tour, covered the scene around CBGB in the 1970s, been a syndicated newspaper columnist, written live reviews for The New York Post and cover stories for Vanity Fair. In that time — four decades plus — she got to know everybody, and held her own as a woman in the quintessential boys’ club of rock and rock journalism.
Robinson’s new memoir, There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll, is an insider’s look at some of the biggest personalities in music. Here’s her interview with NPR’s Wade Goodwyn.