gfxgfx
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
logo
 
gfx gfx
gfx
656400 Posts in 26255 Topics by 3733 Members - Latest Member: SpanoItaliano April 03, 2020, 02:57:59 AM
*
gfx*HomeHelpSearchCalendarLoginRegistergfx
gfxgfx
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.       « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Books on the late 60's/70's L.A./Laurel Canyon scene..  (Read 1856 times)
roll plymouth rock
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 549



View Profile WWW
« on: December 06, 2006, 01:17:02 PM »

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if people would be willing to recommend some books on the late 60's/70's L.A./Laurel Canyon Singer/Songwriter, Psychedelic music scene. Anything that pertains to this subject matter would be great to learn about. My object of study is Van Dyke Parks in particular, but I'd like to know about any LA books in particular so that I can provide proper historical context to discuss his work (I need additional references for an academic paper on him). Anyways, I know there must be some out there that I don't know about.

Thanks!
Logged

JimC1702
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 160



View Profile
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2006, 01:30:19 PM »

I just read "Hotel California" by Barney Hoskyns.  It covers the whole Laurel Canyon/Troubador  scene and does feature Van Dyke Parks.  Here's a link to the book on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Hotel-California-True-life-Adventures-Mitchell/dp/0471732737/sr=8-2/qid=1165440442/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/104-4126080-1281520?ie=UTF8&s=books

It was a fascinating read.

Logged

"Beautiful...beautiful...now it sounds like jewelry.........here we go"
roll plymouth rock
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 549



View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2006, 02:09:48 PM »

Thanks! I'll check it out  Grin
Logged

Daniel S.
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 896



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2006, 06:23:39 PM »

Here's another great book by Barney Hoskyns on the L.A. music scene, discusses Spector, Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks.


http://tinyurl.com/yhmwsk
Logged

Let us all stay teenage gamblers listening to the radio.
Howie Edelson
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 599


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006, 07:52:13 PM »

I second the Hoskyns book. An awesome read, expertly researched.
Logged
gfx
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
gfx
Jump to:  
gfx
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Page created in 0.095 seconds with 21 queries.
Helios Multi design by Bloc
gfx
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!