Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood #ad - In the late sixties and early seventies, rock, an impromptu collection of musicians colonized a eucalyptus-scented canyon deep in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles and melded folk, and savvy American pop into a sound that conquered the world as thoroughly as the songs of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones had before them.
Thirty years later, ipods, the music made in Laurel Canyon continues to pour from radios, and concert stages around the world.
Hotel California: The True-Life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Mitchell, Taylor, Browne, Ronstadt, Geffen, the Eagles, and Their Many FriendsWiley #ad - Music scene; and more. Hotel california brings to life the genesis of crosby, stills, and Nash at Joni Mitchell’s house; the Eagles’ backstage fistfights after the success of ""Hotel California""; the drama of David Geffen and the other money men who transformed the L. A. This is a riveting story, sensitively told.
Anthony decurtis, contributing Editor, Rolling StoneFrom enduring musical achievements to drug-fueled chaos and bed-hopping antics, the L. A. Hoskyns brings a genuine love as well as an outsider's keen eye to the rise and fall of the California scene. Pop music scene in the sixties and seventies was like no other, and journalist Barney Hoskyns re-creates all the excitement and mayhem.
Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie DreamHeadpress #ad - Headpress. And all of the canyon's colorful characters - rock stars, hippies, murderers, and politicos - happily coexisted alongside a covert military installation. Many didn't make it out alive, and many of those deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this day. Also floating about the periphery were various political operatives, up-and-coming politicians, and intelligence personnel - the same sort of people who just happened to give birth to many of the rock stars populating the canyon.
Laurel canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. But there was a dark side to that scene as well. Far more integrated into the scene than most would care to admit was a guy by the name of Charles Manson, along with his murderous entourage.
Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream #ad - Members of bands like the byrds, alice cooper, captain beefheart, csn, and love with arthur lee, three dog night, steppenwolf, jackson browne, the beach boys, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, the Doors, the Eagles, Buffalo Springfield, the Flying Burrito Brothers, the Turtles, Judi Sill and David Blue, Judy Collins, the Monkees, Carole King, the Mamas and the Papas, along with such singer/songwriters as Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, lived together and jammed together in the bucolic community nestled in the Hollywood Hills.
Weird scenes inside the canyon is the very strange, but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a hippie utopia.
Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll LifeThree Rivers Press #ad - From graham nash—the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies—comes a candid and riveting autobiography that belongs on the reading list of every classic rock fan. Graham nash's songs defined a generation and helped shape the history of rock and roll—he’s written over 200 songs, ” "Simple Man, including such classic hits as "Carrie Anne, " "Our House, " “On A Carousel, " “Marrakesh Express, ” and "Teach Your Children.
From the opening salvos of the British Rock Revolution to the last shudders of Woodstock, he has rocked and rolled wherever music mattered. Headpress. From london to laurel canyon and beyond, the sex, wild tales is a revealing look back at an extraordinary life—with all the highs and the lows; the love, and the jealousy; the politics; the drugs; the insanity—and the sanity—of a magical era of music.
Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life #ad - Now graham is ready to tell his story: his lower-class childhood in post-war england, his early days in the British Invasion group The Hollies; becoming the lover and muse of Joni Mitchell during the halcyon years, Stills, when both produced their most introspective and important work; meeting Stephen Stills and David Crosby and reaching superstardom with Crosby, Nash & Young; and his enduring career as a solo musician and political activist.
Nash has valuable insights into a world and time many think they know from the outside but few have experienced at its epicenter, and equally wonderful anecdotes about the people around him: the Beatles, Cass Elliot, the Stones, Hendrix, Dylan, and other rock luminaries.
Riot On Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' roll's Last Stand In Hollywood Revised EditionJawbone Press #ad - So much remarkable music, art, and social revolution came from one place at one time, it's difficult now to grasp how it all happened. This book tells the story of the astonishing time when rock 'n' roll displaced movies as the centre of action in Hollywood. It serves as a startling evocation of the social and artistic revolution that was the 60s.
The strip was a hotbed for garage punk bands such as The Standells, The Electric Prunes, and The Leaves. Folk-rock and psychedelia were born there, The Rolling Stones, while it was also a favourite hangout and inspiration for The Beatles, and The Velvet Underground. Republished to coincide with the 50th anniversary of these incredible times, riot On Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand In Hollywood captures the excitement of this great artistic awakening, telling how the scene came together and then fell apart at the Monterey Pop festival, the tragic grand finale of the Summer of Love.
Riot On Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' roll's Last Stand In Hollywood Revised Edition #ad - . On the sunset strip in los angeles in 1965 and 1966 an electrifying scene appeared out of nowhere, exploded into creativity, just as suddenly, and then, vanished. Backbeat books. From the moment the byrds debuted at ciro's on march 26th 1965--with bob dylan joining them onstage--right up to the demonstrations of November 1966, The Mamas & The Papas, Love, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention, Sunset Strip nightclubs nurtured and broke The Doors, The Turtles, Buffalo Springfield featuring Neil Young and Stephen Stills, and many others.
Waiting for the Sun: A Rock & Roll History of Los AngelesBackbeat #ad - The beach boys, joni mitchell, ice cube, steely dan, little feat, jane's addiction, buffalo Springfield, the Doors, Linda Ronstadt, the Eagles, and others from Charlie Parker right up to Black Flag, the Minutemen, and Guns N' Roses populate the pages of this comprehensive and extensively illustrated book.
Softcover420 pagessize: 7-3/4" x 5"author: Barney HoskynsISBN: 879309431. Backbeat books. The beach boys, steely dan, ice cube, linda ronstadt, and others from charlie Parker right up to Black Flag, buffalo springfield, the Eagles, joni Mitchell, the Minutemen, little feat, the Doors, jane's addiction, and Guns N' Roses populate the pages of this comprehensive and extensively illustrated book.
Waiting for the Sun: A Rock & Roll History of Los Angeles #ad - A classic, finally back in print! british rock historian barney Hoskyns Hotel California, Across the Great Divide: The Band in America examines the long and twisted rock 'n' roll history of Los Angeles in its glamorous and debauched glory. Headpress.
I'm with the Band: Confessions of a GroupieChicago Review Press #ad - Over the next 10 years she had affairs with mick jagger, Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Noel Redding, Chris Hillman, Waylon Jennings, and Jim Morrison, among others. As a member of the gto's, a girl group masterminded by Frank Zappa, she was in the thick of the most revolutionary renaissance in the history of modern popular music.
Backbeat books. She traveled with led zeppelin; lived in sin with don Johnson; turned down a date with Elvis Presley; and was close friends with Robert Plant, Gram Parsons, Ray Davies, and Frank Zappa. The beach boys, and others from charlie parker right up to black flag, buffalo springfield, the Eagles, Steely Dan, linda ronstadt, the Doors, the Minutemen, jane's addiction, Ice Cube, little feat, joni Mitchell, and Guns N' Roses populate the pages of this comprehensive and extensively illustrated book.
I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie #ad - Chicago Review Press. Warm, witty, and sexy, this kiss-and-tell–all stands out as the perfect chronicle of one of rock 'n' roll's most thrilling eras. The stylish, exuberant, and remarkably sweet confession of one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s is back in print in this new edition that includes an afterword on the author's last 15 years of adventures.
Softcover420 pagessize: 7-3/4" x 5"author: Barney HoskynsISBN: 879309431. As soon as she graduated from high school, danger, where she knocked on rock stars' backstage doors and immersed herself in the drugs, Pamela Des Barres headed for the Sunset Strip, and ecstasy of the freewheeling 1960s. Headpress.
Los Angeles in the 1970s: Weird Scenes Inside the GoldmineRare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book #ad - From the doors' John Densmore seeing the titular L. A. In los angeles in the 1970s, la natives, transplants, and escapees talk about their personal lives intersecting with the city during a decade of struggle. The city of glitz and glamour overnight became the city of smog and traffic, a cultural and environmental wasteland.
Backbeat books. Welcome to the Gold Mine. Softcover420 pagessize: 7-3/4" x 5"author: Barney HoskynsISBN: 879309431. Woman on a billboard on sunset, to deanne stillman's twisting path from ohioan to new yorker to finally finding her true home as an Angeleno, teens cruising Van Nuys Boulevard, to Anthony Davis recounting his time as "Notre Dame Killer" and USC football hero, the Chicano Moratorium that killed three protestors, these are stories of the real Los Angeles--families trying to survive the closing of factories, to Chip Jacobs' thrilling retelling of the "snake in the mailbox" attempted murder, the making of an adult film legend.
Los angeles in the 1970s is a love letter to the sprawling and complicated fabric of a Los Angeles often forgotten and mostly overlooked. Marked by the manson murders, and recession, rampant inflation, the decade seemed to usher in a gritty and unsightly reality. With the tragic and bloody ending to the optimistic 1960s in Los Angeles's fabled hills, the 1970s became a defining decade in the city.
Los Angeles in the 1970s: Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine #ad - The beach boys, linda ronstadt, ice cube, the doors, and others from charlie Parker right up to Black Flag, the Minutemen, Steely Dan, the Eagles, jane's addiction, joni Mitchell, little feat, buffalo springfield, and Guns N' Roses populate the pages of this comprehensive and extensively illustrated book.
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Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel CanyonSterling #ad - Softcover420 pagessize: 7-3/4" x 5"author: Barney HoskynsISBN: 879309431. The beach boys, ice cube, and others from charlie parker right up to black flag, Steely Dan, the Eagles, linda ronstadt, joni Mitchell, little feat, jane's addiction, buffalo springfield, the Doors, the Minutemen, and Guns N' Roses populate the pages of this comprehensive and extensively illustrated book.
Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon #ad - Chicago Review Press. Rare Book Headpress. Backbeat books.
Everybody Had an Ocean: Music and Mayhem in 1960s Los AngelesChicago Review Press #ad - Chicago review. You’ll never hear that beautiful music in quite the same way. The cast of characters is astonishing—brian and dennis wilson of the beach boys, Sam Cooke, Jan and Dean, Ike and Tina Turner, and scores of others—and their stories form a modern epic of the battles between innocence and cynicism, eccentric producer Phil Spector, Joni Mitchell, Cass Elliot, joy and terror.
The transplanted texas singer Bobby Fuller might have been murdered by the Mob in what is still an unsolved case. Tambourine man” by the byrds, and “good vibrations” by the Beach Boys, a song that magnificently summarized the joy and beauty of the era in three and a half minutes. But there was a dark flip side to the fun fun fun of the music, and flowers ethos, love, a nexus between naive young musicians and the hangers-on who exploited the decade’s peace, drugs, all fueled by sex, and overnight success.
Softcover420 pagessize: 7-3/4" x 5"author: Barney HoskynsISBN: 879309431. Headpress. Los angeles in the 1960s gave the world some of the greatest music in rock ’n’ roll history: “California Dreamin’” by the Mamas and the Papas, “Mr. One surf music superstar unwittingly subsidized the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr.
Everybody Had an Ocean: Music and Mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles #ad - The beach boys, jane's addiction, steely dan, the eagles, joni mitchell, ice Cube, and others from Charlie Parker right up to Black Flag, linda ronstadt, buffalo springfield, little feat, the Doors, the Minutemen, and Guns N' Roses populate the pages of this comprehensive and extensively illustrated book.
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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest SupergroupDa Capo Press #ad - Featuring exclusive interviews with david crosby and graham nash along with band members, and lovers-and with access to unreleased music and documents--Browne takes readers backstage and onstage, colleagues, former managers, into the musicians' homes, and psyches, fellow superstars, employees, recording studios, to chronicle the creative and psychological ties that have bound these men together--and sometimes torn them apart.
But their story would rarely be as harmonious as their legendary and influential vocal blend. Neil young, the creatively restless loner. Softcover420 pagessize: 7-3/4" x 5"author: Barney HoskynsISBN: 879309431. Backbeat books. Stephen Stills, the perpetually driven musician. This is the sweeping story of rock's longest-running, yet pre-eminent musical family, most dysfunctional, delivered with the epic feel their story rightly deserves.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup #ad - . Graham nash, the tactful pop craftsman. Chicago review. In crosby, stills, nash and young: the wild, definitive saga of rock's Greatest Supergroup, longtime music journalist and Rolling Stone writer David Browne presents the ultimate deep dive into rock and roll's most musical and turbulent brotherhood on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
In the years that followed, recurring disagreements and jealousies, reunite, these four volatile men would continually break up, and disband again--all against a backdrop of social and musical change, and self-destructive tendencies that threatened to cripple them both as a group and as individuals.