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 Brow≠ 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pennsylady - LibraryThing
Another 5 ★ ♥ that I truly enjoyed ....* Canyon Of Dreams(2009) is 368 pages with greater than 300 photographs and snapshots of memorabilia from the era discussed. There is an extensive index, photo ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Julie_Brock - LibraryThing
Great photos - and this book should have stopped right there. Author is annoying, very impressed with himself. Chapters are arranged by musician or band, and there is so much cross-referencing between ... Read full review
The Dragons Lair
Voice Your Choice
Out of Their Heads
Somewhere Friday Night
VLues lit the banyon
Spill the Wine
Tke fitenter of
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