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Laurel Canyon : the inside story of rock-and-roll's legendary neighborhood

Author: Michael Walker, (Music journalist)
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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. During the canyon's golden era, the musicians who lived and worked there scored dozens of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Walker, (Music journalist)
ISBN: 9780865479661 0865479666
OCLC Number: 946944435
Description: xx, 277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: Jingle-jangle mornings. So you want to be a rock-and-roll star? ; Uncle Frank's cabin ; Lady of the canyon ; Everyday people ; Businessmen, they drink my wine ; 1969 --
Cocaine afternoons. Troubadours ; She don't lie ; The L.A. queens ; All the young dudes ; Eve of destruction.
Responsibility: Michael Walker.

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A veteran journalist tells the inside story of the Laurel Canyon music scene of the '60s and '70s, an unprecedented gathering of some of the leading musical lights who forever changed the way popular  Read more...

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