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By Frank McLynn

During this, the 1st full-length biography of the good Swiss psychologist, Carl Gustav Jung is remembered not just for his invaluable contribution to psychotherapy and to our figuring out of the internal workings of the brain, yet for the long-lasting controversies he sparked. In McLynn's able fingers, readers will come to appreciate the guy who originated what are largely held to be a few of the maximum rules of this century.

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I remember seeing Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show one Sunday night in 1957 and going wild. He sang “Hound Dog,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and “Love Me Tender,” and I was completely blown away. Even though he was only shown from the waist up because of complaints about the sexual nature of the way “Elvis the Pelvis” danced, I’d never seen anybody move like that before. Soon afterward, there came a flood of music called rock and roll, and I knew right away that this was for me. Something about it really made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

I took unbelievably good care of that guitar. Everything else had been a hand-me-down from Jerry; his clothes, his shoes, even his old bike. This was the first possession I had that was mine and mine alone. Music was the only thing I was better at than Jerry. qxd 9/26/07 2:03 PM Page 20 20 • D o n F e l d e r about manage a couple of chords on the piano. It was also the only activity my father positively encouraged me in. The double incentive of pleasing Dad and being better at something than my brother was enough to make me want to do it real bad.

As the Maundy Quintet increased in stature, so the bookings became more and more frequent. qxd 9/26/07 2:03 PM Page 37 H E AV E N a n d H E L L or Saturday night fraternity party or a high school prom, which was probably more than my dad was making in a week. He’d have been really hurt if he’d known, or put it down as a flash in the pan. At least I was keeping busy—and what else was I going to do? Get a job working at Koppers? That wasn’t going to happen. Those frat parties were wild. It was just like Animal House, with everyone drunk out of their minds.

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