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

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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

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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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Linda Ronstadt, Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir

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In this memoir, iconic singer Linda Ronstadt weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and ‘70s. Tracing the timeline of her remarkable life, Linda Ronstadt, whose forty-five year career has encompassed a wide array of musical styles, weaves together a captivating story […]

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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

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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 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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Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words

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Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words When singer, musician, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom had the opportunity to interview Joni Mitchell in 1973, she was eager to reconnect with the performer she’d first met late one night in 1966 at a Yorkville coffeehouse. More conversations followed over the next four decades of friendship, and it was only after Joni and […]

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Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon

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Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon Brand Name: Baker and Taylor Mfg#: 9781402797613 Shipping Weight: 2.56 lbs Manufacturer: Genre: All music products are properly licensed and guaranteed authentic. A lavishly illustrated insider’s look at 80 years of music and culture in Laurel Canyon–a ZIP code with its own playlist. Sonny & Cher, the Doors, the Monkees, […]

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