"He doesn't live amongst the rest of us who have to juggle normal lives and responsibilities with our passion for music and the printed word. Harvey's entire life IS his passion for music and the printed word. He is the consummate historian, the cosmic chronicler, a divine human train wreck of Lester Bangs and Carlos Castaneda. He is the yacking warrior of archetypal anecdotes who has authored many excellent tomes but without a doubt, 'Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and Music of Laurel Canyon, ' is his most formidable, dare I say, breathtaking literary work. You don't just read this book, you smell it, hear it and feel it. As a native of L.A. who grew up in the San Fernando Valley and made the trek to Hollywood through the canyon a thousand times, I now traverse that sacred asphalt with a quiet reverence. And instead of turning the music up in the car, I throttle it down now with hopes I just might -- if i really try -- touch the spirits of the artists who made the magic and the music. Bravo, Harvey. Bravo." --Lonn Friend, author, "Life on Planet Rock"Vom Verlag:
This title offers a lavishly illustrated insider's look at 80 years of music and culture in Laurel Canyon. It is eye-opening both visually and informatively and features numerous interviews with stars, such as Slash!. Written by a long-time Canyon resident, this is a book no music lover can be without! Laurel Canyon is a zip code with its own play list: to name just a few, "Sonny & Cher", "The Doors", "The Turtles", "Canned Heat", "Monkees", "Byrds", "Buffalo Springfield", Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, "Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young"; "Eagles" and Carole King all cultivated their immortal sounds in this L.A.-based musical fraternity. Written by a long-time Canyon resident who knows them all, "Canyon of Dreams" traces the history of the community and its enduring legacy. Eye-opening both visually and informatively, this is a book no music lover can be without! Interview highlights include: Randy Meisner reminisces about the "Eagles"' first gig and the recording of "One of These Nights"; Graham Nash reflects on life with Joni Mitchell and describes writing "Our House"; Slash, a child of the Canyon, details the formation of "Guns N' Roses" and much, much more!
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