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8 edition of Laurel Canyon found in the catalog.

Laurel Canyon

The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll"s Legendary Neighborhood

by Michael Walker

  • 160 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Faber & Faber .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Genres & Styles - Rock,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • Popular Culture - General,
  • Social Science / Popular Culture,
  • Music,
  • Music/Songbooks

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages277
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8317368M
    ISBN 100865479666
    ISBN 109780865479661
    OCLC/WorldCa156944137

      In the late s and early s, the place to be was the Hollywood Hills area of Laurel Canyon. Rock stars, folkies, and the core of what would become the California country-rock movement lived there or stopped by for shindigs at Mama Cass Elliot's pad. Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, the Eagles, the Monkees, Jim Morrison, Frank Zappa and Alice Cooper might be . Frank Zappa swings in his Laurel Canyon yard, May Bonnie Raitt, Maria Muldaur, and Linda Ronstadt in their dressing room at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Janu At Joni.

      Antonio del Pollaiolo Apollo and Daphne. One of my biggest influences and inspirations behind what I do here was undoubtedly owed to the work of Dave McGowan, writer and researcher of Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream as well as several other books. Weird Scenes for me was revolutionary train of thought.   This would not be a problem, except for the fact that the book is categorized as non-fiction, and presents itself not only as a fact-filled, truthful account of Laurel Canyon and the music scene of LA in the 60s and 70s, but also provides insightful, yet, again, factually baseless accounts of the evolution of the drug culture in the histories 4/5(24).

    The Definitive Laurel Canyon Doc Hails from Alison Ellwood, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Amblin Television, Warner Music Group and Jigsaw Productions New York, NY – Janu – Premium network EPIX® has announced that its two-part doc series Laurel Canyon will premiere Sunday, May 31st at 10p.m., and conclude the following Sunday, June 7th at [ ]. In the early part of the 19th century, Laurel Canyon was a rough and rustic area made up of just a few cabins—some used as hunting lodges. The hillside region was developed by Charles Spencer Mann, an engineer and investor who built the nation’s first trackless trolley there in Author: Shana Ting Lipton.


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Laurel Canyon by Michael Walker Download PDF EPUB FB2

“Laurel Canyon captures all the magic and lyricism of an almost mythological geographical spot in the history of pop music. The book lovingly limns the story of a more melodious time in rock and roll where the great talents of the 60s and 70s cloistered together in a sort of enchanted valley populated by an all-star cast of characters, including Joni Mitchell, Jim Morrison, Mama Cass and /5().

His first book, LAUREL CANYON: THE INSIDE STORY OF ROCK AND ROLL'S LEGENDARY NEIGHBORHOOD (Farrar Straus & Giroux), spent seven months on the Los Angeles Times Book Review nonfiction bestseller list, is in its 16h printing and /5.

“Laurel Canyon captures all the magic and lyricism of an almost mythological geographical spot in the history of pop music. The book lovingly limns the story of a more melodious time in rock and roll where the great talents of the 60s and 70s cloistered together in a sort of enchanted valley populated by an Laurel Canyon book cast of characters, including Joni Mitchell, Jim Morrison, Mama Cass and /5(9).

"Laurel Canyon captures all the magic and lyricism of an almost mythological geographical spot in the history of pop music. The book lovingly limns the story of a more melodious time in rock and roll where the great talents of the 60s and 70s cloistered together in a sort of enchanted valley populated by an all-star cast of characters, including Joni Mitchell, Jim Morrison, Mama Cass and Brian Wilson."/5().

This book beautifully illustrates the very beginning of our Pop Music culture, right as it began in Laurel Canyon. It is a beautiful statement of that time in our history, when The Mamas & The Papas, Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and countless others /5().

Laurel Canyon book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. This book stands beside (above) Michael Walker's 'Laurel Canyon.

The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Legendary Neighbourhood' and Barney Hoskyns' 'Hotel California' - both of which are excellent. My interest Laurel Canyon book with Joni and CSNY but now my CD collection includes JD Souther, Poco, Mamas and Papas, Canned Heat, Eagles, Flying Burrito Brothers, Jackson Browne and Carol King/5().

This is a highly unusual book. I had never heard of Laurel Canyon before reading it. But 'Weird Scenes Inside The Canyon' is a pretty bizarre and definitely weird book. It is also massively entertaining and manages to convey a sense of wonder and awe /5(). known as Laurel Canyon - a heavily wooded, rustic, serene, yet vaguely ominous slice of LA nestled in the hills that separate the Los Angeles basin from the San Fernando Valley - musicians, singers and songwriters suddenly begin to gather as though summoned there by some.

"Laurel Canyon captures all the magic and lyricism of an almost mythological geographical spot in the history of pop music. The book lovingly limns the story of a more melodious time in rock and roll where the great talents of the 60s and 70s cloistered together in a sort of enchanted valley populated by an all-star cast of characters, including Joni Mitchell, Jim Morrison, Mama Cass and Brian Wilson."/5().

John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas took inspiration from their home in Laurel Canyon for the song "Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)”, released in The following year, blues artist John Mayall recorded and released the album Blues from Laurel Canyon based on his experiences during a vacation that he spent in the : Los Angeles.

Buy a cheap copy of Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of book by Michael Walker. 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 Free shipping over $/5(5).

Most of us have heard of Haight-Ashbury but until my husband got hold of this book, I'd never heard of Laurel Canyon. The author does warn readers that many of the anecdotes included in this book will tear down the fabric of the hippie dream, revealing the more sordid and disturbing private lives of some beloved musicians and influencers of the 60s and 70s/5.

The hippie motion of the s, which started in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles and peculiar army and political ties to outstanding figures within the scene like Jim Morrison and Frank Zappa are checked out with Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon writer Dave McGowan.

They made music together, took drugs together, formed bands together, slept together. But none of the legends of the Laurel Canyon scene that flowered in L.A.

in the late 60s and early 70s—Joni. While Dave McGowan’s Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & The Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream, indubitably follows this approach, its focus is utterly unique. Not to put too fine a point on it, the book is no less than the Official Classic Rock Conspiracy Theory, with individual chapters tackling the unlikely subjects of Frank Zappa, the Doors, Love, the Beach Boys, the Byrds, Gram.

“Laurel Canyon captures all the magic and lyricism of an almost mythological geographical spot in the history of pop music. The book lovingly limns the story of a more melodious time in rock and roll where the great talents of the 60s and 70s cloistered together in a sort of enchanted valley populated by an all-star cast of characters.

Blues From Laurel Canyon book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. John Mayall has played with them all; Eric Clapton, Peter G /5. An uninspired tribute to Laurel Canyon. Pop-culture writer Walker (the New York Times, Rolling Stone, etc.) has a potentially interesting hook for an umpteenth recounting of the Los Angeles music scene of the late ’60s and ’70s: Rather than focus on the musicians or the music, Walker concentrates on the neighborhood where many of the key players set up house: laid-back, rustic Laurel.

Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Life in L.A.'s Legendary Rock and Roll Neighborhood (Audible Audio) Published May 18th by Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Unabridged, Audible Audio. In the s, Laurel Canyon became famous as home to many of L.A.’s top rock musicians and bands, including The Byrds, Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison, the Buffalo Springfield and Love.

Joni Mitchell, lived in the home that was immortalized in. Michael Walker's nonfiction book Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Legendary Neighborhood charts the highs and lows of a celebrated part of music history.Answer 1 of 7: Hi Folks, Is there such a thing as a Laurel Canyon Tour?

I know the houses will have changed a lot since the 60's/70's but I've read so much about the place, I have to make a pilgrimage. (sorry I have now found a thread that.