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, May 7, 2007 - Music - 336 pages
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"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 Stone

From 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.A. music scene; and more.

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Review: 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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This has thorough research and does capture the time and place in that part of LA to a T. Read full review

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People, I love Apple but I only purchase from amazon and that's because you get the complete book with photos etc and you don't have to pay $3 to $4 more like on iBooks. Read full review

About the author (2007)

British journalist Barney Hoskyns has spent much of his professional life in Los Angeles as a correspondent for England's New Musical Express and Mojo. He has contributed to Rolling Stone, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Interview, British Vogue, and Spin. His other books include Across the Great Divide: The Band and America and Led Zeppelin IV. He is the cofounder and editorial director of the acclaimed online library Rock's Backpages at www.rocksbackpages.com.

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