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Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood | Michael Walker
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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 in Laurel Canyon continues to pour from radios, iPods, and concert stages around the world. During the canyon's golden era, the musicians who lived and worked there scored dozens of landmark hits, from "California Dreamin'" to "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" to "It's Too Late," selling tens of millions of records and resetting the thermostat of pop culture. In Laurel Canyon, veteran journalist Michael Walker tells the inside story of this unprecedented gathering of some of the baby boom's leading musical lightsincluding Joni Mitchell; Jim Morrison; Crosby, Stills, and Nash; John Mayall; the Mamas and the Papas; Carole King; the Eagles; and Frank Zappa, to name just a fewwho turned Los Angeles into the music capital of the world and forever changed the way popular music is recorded, marketed, and consumed.
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#MarchIntoThe70s #Day10 #BlueBayou I grew up listening to Linda Ronstadt‘s Simple Dreams album. My dad used to play it every time he drank so I learned them all by the time I was 6. Ronstadt was part of the Laurel Canyon crowd, along with The Mamas And The Papas, The Eagles, Joni Mitchell & The Doors. I would‘ve loved to sit in Mama Cass‘ yard, listening to Crosby Stills & Nash play music whilst the mountain breeze plays with the wind chimes.

Pricel101 My teen years were so similar. I know every word to that album ❤️ I loved Emmy Lou Harris, Bonnie Rait, .. all that music is dear to me too. 9mo
Mdargusch Memories from music are good ones! 9mo
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