Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon
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!
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Review: Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel CanyonUser Review - Luann Yetter - Goodreads
Great illustrations and insight from lots of good sources. But Kubernik errs on the side of over-writing. He makes the rookie journalist's mistake of inserting a variety of attributions when "said" would do the job and stay out of the way of the quote. Why didn't an editor catch this? Read full review
Review: Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel CanyonUser Review - Stephen - Goodreads
This is not a book you can stamp with "read" on it. It is a book you are always reading, always go back to. A beautiful layout, big size, totally engrossing edition of a great era in music. Read full review
The Dragons Lair
Voice Your Choice
Out of Their Heads
Somewhere Friday Night
VLues lit the banyon
Spill the Wine
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Feel the Earth Move
The Eagles Have Landed
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Powered by Flowers
Living the Blues
Wizards of Oz
A Lot of Young Girls Are Coming to This Canyon
Stormy Waters Ahead
From Another Land
Buddha with a Beat
Afterword by Lou Adler