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The Journey of A Song 60’s and 70s

  Warren Sellers and Sherry Lynn Ward have recently written a book called “The Journey of A Song 60’s and 70’s” and it features some insightful behind-the-scenes tidbits about some of the greatest songs of our generation, including “Woodstock” written by Joni Mitchell, and inspired by, not her being there, but by her watching it on TV because she had […]

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So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star: The Byrds Day By Day 1965-1973

So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star: The Byrds Day-by-Day, 1965-1973 Paperback – October 1, 2008 by Christopher Hjort  (Author) 4.2 out of 5 stars    26 customer reviews In 1965, The Byrds had a worldwide smash with Bob Dylan’s ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’, opened for The Rolling Stones in the US, hung out with The Beatles, undertook a disastrous tour of Great Britain, […]

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Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the LA Canyons 1969-1976

Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the LA Canyons, 1967-1976 by Barney Hoskyns 316pp, Fourth Estate, £14.99 The subtitle may sound like a specialist subject on Mastermind. But if you are looking for the ingredients traditionally required of a good rock’n’roll story, then Hotel California has got the lot. Diving deep into the mythology of the Los Angeles singer-songwriter […]

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Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock N Roll’s Famous Neighborhood

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. Thirty years later, the music made […]

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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

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

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