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Laurel Canyon by Michael  Walker
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Dec 22, 2011

really liked it
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Michael Walker delves into the Los Angeles music scene of the 1960s/1970s based out of the Laurel Canyon neighborhood and gives us a lively history of bands, musicians, groupies, managers, record company employees, music venues and other subjects hooked into this wild scene from the era. I'm a music history nerd--especially rock music--so, I'm an easy mark for this one. If you like The Byrds, Frank Zappa [although I wanted more about Zappa in this], Crosby Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne and the like, you'll like this. If you just like this period of music when folk merged with rock and rock merged with country and Los Angeles helped reign supreme on the early classic rock genre--then you'll like this. Even though I'm not into a bunch of the bands Walker writes about here, it's still a very interesting read.

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