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Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon

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A lavishly illustrated insiders look at 80 years of music and culture in Laurel Canyon.

 

Laurel Canyon is a zip code with its own play list: to name just a few, Sonny & Cher, The Doors, The Turtles, Canned Heat, Monkees, Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Eagles, and Carole King all cultivated their immortal sounds in this L.A.-based musical fraternity.

 

Written by a long-time L.A. resident who knows them all, Canyon of Dreams traces the history of the community and its enduring legacy. Taking a deeply personal approach, it uses a multiple-voice narration based on exclusive interviews with the areas musical elite. Because of their close and long-time connection with Kubernik, some of these stars are speaking openly for the first time.

 

Eye-opening both visually and informationally, this is a book no music lover can be without! 

Interview highlights include:

 

- For the first time in years, the three surviving Doors talk about performances, recordings, band dynamics, and, of course, Jim Morrison

 

- Randy Meisner reminisces about the Eagles first gig and the recording of “One of These Nights”

 

- Graham Nash reflects on life with Joni Mitchell and describes writing “Our House”

 

- Lou Adler discusses his legendary Sunset Strip venues—the Whisky a Go-Go, Roxy Theater, Rainbow Bar & Grill, and Tapestry—and, with Michele Phillips, reflects on the Monterey Pop Festival.

 

- Slash, a child of the Canyon, details the formation of Guns N' Roses

 

- And much, much more!

 

Synopsis:

Laurel Canyon has been home to some of the biggest names in music: from Sonny and Cher to the members of Guns N' Roses. Kubernik presents this lavishly illustrated insider's look at 80 years of music and culture in the Canyon.

Synopsis:

A lavishly illustrated insiders look at 80 years of music and culture in Laurel Canyon--a ZIP code with its own playlist. Sonny & Cher, the Doors, the Monkees, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; the Eagles, Carole King, and others cultivated their immortal sounds in this L.A.-based musical fraternity. Written by a long-time Canyon resident who knows them all, Canyon of Dreams traces the history of the community and its enduring legacy. Taking a deeply personal approach, it uses a multiple-voice narration based on exclusive interviews with the areas musical elite. Because of their close connection with Kubernik, some of these stars are speaking openly for the first time. New in paper.

About the Author

Harvey Kubernik, a lifelong resident of the Canyon area, is a veteran music journalist whose work has been published nationally in Melody Maker, the Los Angeles Free Press, Crawdaddy, Musician, Goldmine, MIX, the Los Angeles Times, and MOJO, among others. He has been a record producer since 1979 and was a former West Coast Director of A&R for MCA Records. As a West Hollywood and Laurel Canyon insider, he has unparalleled access to the area's sources and personalities-even those denizens who lurk in the shadows of the Canyon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402765896
Subtitle:
The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon
Publisher:
Sterling
Photographer:
Diltz, Henry
Editor:
Calamar, Scott
Author:
Calamar, Scott
Author:
Diltz, Henry
Author:
Manzarek, Ray
Author:
Kubernik, Harvey
Author:
Adler, Lou
Afterword by:
Adler, Lou
Afterword:
Adler, Lou
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
STUDY NOTES - Quamut
Subject:
Popular culture -- California -- Los Angeles.
Subject:
Rock music - California - Los Angeles -
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
WALL CALENDARS - PETS/ANIMALS WALL
Subject:
RELIGION - RELIGION GEN TRD PB
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120306
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by , Laurel Canyon has been home to some of the biggest names in music: from Sonny and Cher to the members of Guns N' Roses. Kubernik presents this lavishly illustrated insider's look at 80 years of music and culture in the Canyon.
"Synopsis" by ,

A lavishly illustrated insiders look at 80 years of music and culture in Laurel Canyon--a ZIP code with its own playlist. Sonny & Cher, the Doors, the Monkees, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; the Eagles, Carole King, and others cultivated their immortal sounds in this L.A.-based musical fraternity. Written by a long-time Canyon resident who knows them all, Canyon of Dreams traces the history of the community and its enduring legacy. Taking a deeply personal approach, it uses a multiple-voice narration based on exclusive interviews with the areas musical elite. Because of their close connection with Kubernik, some of these stars are speaking openly for the first time. New in paper.

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