California Dreaming: The LA Pop Music Scene and the 60s

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#ad - Discover the song davy jones of the monkees wrote about Captain Beefheart, or the member of the Mothers of Invention who named Buffalo Springfield and wrote songs for the Beach Boys. California dreaming: the la pop music scene and the 60s takes you from the gamblers' surf instrumentals, and shows how all these different artists influenced and inspired each other, through sunshine pop by the Mamas and Papas and the Beach Boys, to Little Feat and Randy Newman, in ways that might surprise you.

California Dreaming: The LA Pop Music Scene and the 60s #ad - . Within a few years, canned heat, the monkees, Frank Zappa, those young men would have been important parts of records by the Beach Boys, and many more. In this book, andrew hickey takes a look at the LA pop music scene of the 60s through the lens of its greatest records, loking at the interconnections between seemingly disparate bands and performers.

. In 1960, a group of young men in california recorded an instrumental single, Moon Dawg, and started what would become known as surf music.

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Everybody Had an Ocean: Music and Mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles

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Chicago Review Press #ad - The transplanted texas singer Bobby Fuller might have been murdered by the Mob in what is still an unsolved case. You'll never hear that beautiful music in quite the same way. The cast of characters is astonishing—brian and dennis wilson of the beach boys, Joni Mitchell, Cass Elliot, eccentric producer Phil Spector, Jan and Dean, and scores of others—and their stories form a modern epic of the battles between innocence and cynicism, Ike and Tina Turner, Sam Cooke, joy and terror.

Los angeles in the 1960s gave the world some of the greatest music in rock 'n' roll history: "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas and the Papas, "Mr. One surf music superstar unwittingly subsidized the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr. Manson's ultimate rejection by the music industry likely led to the infamous murders that shocked a nation.

Everybody Had an Ocean: Music and Mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles #ad - Everybody had an ocean chronicles the migration of the rock 'n' roll business to Southern California and how the artists flourished there. Tambourine man" by the byrds, and "good vibrations" by the Beach Boys, a song that magnificently summarized the joy and beauty of the era in three and a half minutes.

But there was a dark flip side to the fun fun fun of the music, and flowers ethos, a nexus between naive young musicians and the hangers-on who exploited the decade's peace, love, all fueled by sex, drugs, and overnight success. Records. And after hearing charlie Manson sing, Neil Young recommended him to the president of Warner Bros.

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Goodnight, L.A.: The Rise and Fall of Classic Rock--The Untold Story from inside the Legendary Recording Studios

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Da Capo Press #ad - Hi Infidelity. Hotel California. With music producer keith olsen and guitarist Waddy Wachtel as guides to the journey and informed by new, famed record producers, and scores of others, in-depth interviews with classic rock artists, Goodnight, L. A. With troves of never-before-told stories about the most prolific and important period and place in rock 'n' roll history.

But in addition to the bands themselves finding their footing, their albums also needed some guidance. But not anymore. Longtime music-business insider Kent Hartman has filled Goodnight, L. A. Reveals what went into the making of some of the best music of the past forty years. That came from a group of dedicated producers and engineers working in a cadre of often dilapidated-looking buildings that contained some of the greatest recording studios the music industry has ever known.

Within the windowless walls of these well-hidden studios, loggins and messina, legends-to-be such as Foreigner, Boston, Santana, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Linda Ronstadt, Chicago, Pat Benatar, the Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, REO Speedwagon, and dozens more secretly created their album masterpieces: Double Vision.

Goodnight, L.A.: The Rise and Fall of Classic Rock--The Untold Story from inside the Legendary Recording Studios #ad - However, the truth of what went on during these recording sessions has always remained elusive. A behind-the-scenes journey through the rise and demise of the '70s and '80s classic rock eraBefore disco, and eventually grunge took it all away, rap, hair metal, punk, the music scene in Los Angeles was dominated by rock 'n' roll.

Damn the Torpedoes.

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My British Invasion: The Inside Story on The Yardbirds, The Dave Clark Five, Manfred Mann, Herman's Hermits, The Hollies, The Troggs, The Kinks, The Zombies, and More

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Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book #ad - Co-founder of rhino Records, Harold Bronson, tells his story. As a passionate music fan who explored the british music scene and met many of the performers whose music he loved, or friend, and in some cases got to know them as a music journalist, music executive, Harold gives an insiders account of London's 1970s music scene.

My British Invasion: The Inside Story on The Yardbirds, The Dave Clark Five, Manfred Mann, Herman's Hermits, The Hollies, The Troggs, The Kinks, The Zombies, and More #ad - With chapters on harold's immersion in london’s rock scene in the early ’70s and others on significant music makers from the ’60s and ’70s, The Yardbirds, The Kinks, The Hollies, My British Invasion gives both large and small scopes of the scene that brought us Herman's Hermits, Johnny Rotten, and Pirate Radio.

A must for all music fans of the British Invasion of the 1960s and 70s.

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Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs

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Pepper & Pearl #ad - The acid, pills and powders helped form bonds, provided escape from the chaos of Beatlemania, and inspired colossal leaps in songwriting and recording. The deeper you go, the higher you fly…’‘An essential new work in Beatles historiography. Erin torkelson weber, author of The Beatles and the Historians.

But they also led to break-ups, breakdowns, drug busts and prison. The only full-length study of the beatles and drugs, a script-happy aristocratic doctor, kaleidoscope eyes, a rogue dentist, with a far-out cast including speeding Beatniks, excess, Riding So High tells of getting stoned, loss and redemption, corrupt police officers and Hollywood Vampires.

Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs #ad - Who gave the drugs to the Beatles? I didn’t invent those things. We never invented the stuff. John lennonriding so high charts the beatles’ extraordinary odyssey from teenage drinking and pill-popping, LSD, to cannabis, the psychedelic Summer of Love and the darkness beyond. Drugs were central to the Beatles’ story from the beginning.

I bought it from someone who got it from somebody.

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The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret

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Thomas Dunne Books #ad - Readers will discover the wrecking crew members who would forge careers in their own right, including Glen Campbell and Leon Russell, and learn of the relationship between the Crew and such legends as Phil Spector and Jimmy Webb. And the author recounts priceless scenes such as mike nesmith of the monkees facing off with studio head Don Kirshner, Grass Roots lead guitarist and future star of The Office Creed Bratton getting fired from the group, and Michel Rubini unseating Frank Sinatra's pianist for the session in which the iconic singer improvised the hit-making ending to "Strangers in the Night.

The wrecking crew tells the collective, behind-the-scenes stories of the artists who dominated Top 40 radio during the most exciting time in American popular culture. Hartman also takes us inside the studio for the legendary sessions that gave us Pet Sounds, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and the rock classic "Layla, " which Wrecking Crew drummer Jim Gordon cowrote with Eric Clapton for Derek and the Dominos.

If you always assumed the musicians you listened to were the same people you saw onstage, host of Classic Vinyl on Sirius XM Satellite RadioIf you were a fan of popular music in the 1960s and early '70s, you are in for a big surprise!"-Dusty Street, you were a fan of the Wrecking Crew-whether you knew it or not.

The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret #ad - On hit record after hit record by everyone from the byrds, sonny & cher, and the monkees to the grass Roots, the 5th Dimension, the Beach Boys, and Simon & Garfunkel, this collection of West Coast studio musicians from diverse backgrounds established themselves in Los Angeles, California as the driving sound of pop music-sometimes over the objection of actual band members forced to make way for Wrecking Crew members.

Industry insider kent hartman tells the dramatic, definitive story of the musicians who forged a reputation throughout the business as the secret weapons behind the top recording stars. Mining invaluable interviews, the author follows the careers of such session masters as drummer Hal Blaine and keyboardist Larry Knechtel, as well as trailblazing bassist Carol Kaye-the only female in the bunch-who went on to play in thousands of recording sessions in this rock history.

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Los Angeles in the 1970s: Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine

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Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book #ad - In los angeles in the 1970s, transplants, LA natives, and escapees talk about their personal lives intersecting with the city during a decade of struggle. Welcome to the Gold Mine. Marked by the manson murders, and recession, rampant inflation, the decade seemed to usher in a gritty and unsightly reality.

Woman on a billboard on sunset, the chicano moratorium that killed three protestors, these are stories of the real los angeles--families trying to survive the closing of factories, to Chip Jacobs' thrilling retelling of the "snake in the mailbox" attempted murder, teens cruising Van Nuys Boulevard, to Anthony Davis recounting his time as "Notre Dame Killer" and USC football hero, to Deanne Stillman's twisting path from Ohioan to New Yorker to finally finding her true home as an Angeleno, the making of a porn legend.

Los Angeles in the 1970s: Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine #ad - Los angeles in the 1970s is a love letter to the sprawling and complicated fabric of a Los Angeles often forgotten and mostly overlooked. With the tragic and bloody ending to the optimistic 1960s in Los Angeles's fabled hills, the 1970s became a defining decade in the city. From the doors' John Densmore seeing the titular L.

A. The city of glitz and glamour overnight became the city of smog and traffic, a cultural and environmental wasteland. Los angeles in the 1970s was a complex and complicated city with local cultural touchstones that rarely made it near the silver screen.

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Out of Our Heads with Proof of Truth: The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Me

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#ad - Rolling stones insider shares memories and rare artifacts in New BookBack in the mid 1960s, overnight, a street-smart east coast kid went from being a college student to tour manager/moneyman and confidante to the Rolling Stones. The band didn’t eat, drink, and this trusting relationship led to a wild adventure that would soon include the Beatles, Swinging London, or even play unless Ronnie Schneider did his job, and producing the mythical ’69 Stones tour that culminated in the infamous show at Altamont.

. In his new book, crunching deals, tasting wine, schneider gives readers an all access pass into the most intimate spaces, babysitting the band, from hotels and boardrooms to private planes and backstage debauchery, woman and dope – this is a front row seat to rock’s last great era; jam-packed with rare artifacts and all the paperwork to back it up.

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

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - During the canyon's golden era, from "california dreamin'" to "suite: Judy Blue Eyes" to "It's Too Late, the musicians who lived and worked there scored dozens of landmark hits, " 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, marketed, 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, Stills, and Nash; John Mayall; the Mamas and the Papas; Carole King; the Eagles; and Frank Zappa, and consumed.

Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood #ad - . Thirty years later, the music made in Laurel Canyon continues to pour from radios, iPods, and concert stages around the world. 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.

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Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles , Eric Clapton, The Faces . . .

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Plume #ad - Johns was there during some of the most iconic moments in rock history, including the Stones’ first European tour, Jimi Hendrix’s appearance at Albert Hall in London, and the Beatles’ final performance on the roof of their Savile Row recording studio. Johns’s career has been long and prolific, most recently, stills & Nash; Emmylou Harris; Linda Ronstadt; Band of Horses; and, and he’s still at it—over the last two decades he has worked with Crosby, Ryan Adams.

Sound man provides a firsthand glimpse into the art of making music and reveals how the industry—like musicians themselves—has changed since those freewheeling first years of rock and roll. Even more impressive, johns was perhaps the only person on a given day in the studio who was entirely sober, and so he is one of the most reliable and clear-eyed insiders to tell these stories today.

In this entertaining and observant memoir, and he recounts running into bob dylan at jfk and being asked  to work on a collaborative album with him, and the Beatles, Johns takes us on a tour of his world during the heady years of the sixties, with beguiling stories that will delight music fans the world over: he remembers helping to get the Steve Miller Band released from jail shortly after their arrival in London, the Stones, he recalls his impressions of John and Yoko during the Let It Be sessions, which never came to pass.

Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles , Eric Clapton, The Faces . . . #ad - Born just outside london in 1942, Glyn Johns was sixteen years old at the dawn of rock and roll. His big break as a producer came on the steve miller band’s debut album, who’s next by the Who, Led Zeppelin’s and the Eagles’ debuts, and he went on to engineer or produce iconic albums for the best in the business: Abbey Road with the Beatles, Children of the Future, and many others.

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Hotel California: The True-Life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Mitchell, Taylor, Browne, Ronstadt, Geffen, the Eagles, and Their Many Friends

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Wiley #ad - . Music scene; and more. Hoskyns brings a genuine love as well as an outsider's keen eye to the rise and fall of the California scene. This is a riveting story, sensitively told. Anthony decurtis, contributing Editor, Rolling StoneFrom enduring musical achievements to drug-fueled chaos and bed-hopping antics, the L.

A. Pop music scene in the sixties and seventies was like no other, and journalist Barney Hoskyns re-creates all the excitement and mayhem. Hotel california brings to life the genesis of crosby, stills, and Nash at Joni Mitchell’s house; the Eagles’ backstage fistfights after the success of "Hotel California"; the drama of David Geffen and the other money men who transformed the L.

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