Canyon of Dreams, the Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon

Canyon of Dreams, the Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon

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A lavishly illustrated insider’s 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 area’s 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!

Baker & Taylor
Traces the musical legacy of the California neighborhood of Laurel Canyon, and the artists who lived there.

& Taylor

Traces the musical legacy of the California neighborhood, and the artists who lived there.
Written by a longtime Laurel Canyon resident who knows all the musical icons that came out of the area--including The Doors, the Eagles, Sonny & Cher, and many more--an illustrated guide traces the history of the community through exclusive interviews and over 350 photos, album covers, ticket stubs, and more.

Publisher: New York : Sterling, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781402765896
Branch Call Number: 781.6609 KUBER
Characteristics: xvi, 368 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Calamar, Scott
Notes: Includes index


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