Laurel Canyon

Laurel Canyon

The Inside Story of Rock-and-roll's Legendary Neighborhood

Book - 2006
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In the late sixties and early seventies, an impromptu collection of musicians colonized a eucalyptus-scented canyon deep in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles and melded folk, rock, 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, the music made in Laurel Canyon continues to pour from radios, iPods, and concert stages around the world. During the canyon's golden era, the musicians who lived and worked there scored dozens of landmark hits, from "California Dreamin'" to "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" to "It's Too Late," selling tens of millions of records and resetting the thermostat of pop culture.

In Laurel Canyon , veteran journalist Michael Walker tells the inside story of this unprecedented gathering of some of the baby boom's leading musical lights--including Joni Mitchell; Jim Morrison; Crosby, Stills, and Nash; John Mayall; the Mamas and the Papas; Carole King; the Eagles; and Frank Zappa, to name just a few--who turned Los Angeles into the music capital of the world and forever changed the way popular music is recorded, marketed, and consumed .
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780571211494
Branch Call Number: 781.6609 WALKER
Characteristics: xx, 277 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 22 cm.


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Feb 15, 2018

Interesting read, especially from about the 3rd chapter on. Before that, there are just too many errors, both factual, and especially, in time-line. Perhaps the people quoted had smoked or sniffed a bit too much to remember things properly


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