San Francisco: The Musical History Tour: A Guide to Over 200 of the Bay Area's Most Memorable Music Sites

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Chronicle Books, Apr 1, 1996 - Music - 176 pages
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Get the real skinny on the Bay Area's most illustrious rock and-roll, jazz, and blues musicians and their favorite digs from the one cat who should know—the San Francisco Chronicle's longtime music critic Joel Selvin. Here are the stories, legends, and secrets behind the clubs, recording studios, famous homes, and final resting places of dozens of music greats, from Jimi Hendrix to Linda Ronstadt. With rare archival photographs of pivotal events and places, this lively compendium will captivate both resident and visiting music fans.
  

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this book is excellent .. outstanding ..
highly recomended ..
a real look
into
the bay area's
intriguing musical past ..
as are
other books
joel selvin has written ..
as a native
& musician
of the san francisco bay area
i recognize
many of the places
that joel selvin
writes about ..
and have learned
about many
that i did n't know of ..
this book
is geographically
& location based ..
making it
a very real
literary .. cultural .. historical experience ..
carl martineau
electric guitarist
pianist-composer
berkeley california
 

Contents

Introduction
13
The Condor
20
Basin Street West
27
North Beach Revival
33
Albin Rooming House
48
The Oracle
54
3
65
Fillmore Records Office
71
Blackhawk
76
Club Hangover
82
4
97
Fillmore Auditorium
103
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About the author (1996)

Joel Selvin has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970. He is the author of several best-selling books on the subject, and previously collaborated with Jim Marshall on Monterey Pop.

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