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Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-And-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood

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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.

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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 baby boom's leading musical lights who forever changed the way popular music is recorded, marketed, and consumed.

About the Author

Michael Walker has written extensively about popular culture for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and other publications. He lives in Laurel Canyon.

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ISBN:
9780571211494
Subtitle:
The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood
Author:
Walker, Michael
Author:
Walker, Michael Chase
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Popular
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060516
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 Pages of Black-and-White Illustration
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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