Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Life in LA's Legendary Rock and Roll Neighborhood

Version: Unabridged
Author: Michael Walker
Narrator: Lloyd James
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Arts & Entertainment
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: May 2006
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 30 minutes
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Laurel Canyon was the neighborhood perched above the clubs and record companies of Sunset Strip where Joni Mitchell, Jim Morrison, Graham Nash, Cass Elliot, Carole King, Don Henley, and Peter Tork, just to name a few, lived and collaborated to make an indelible mark on our music and our culture. Starting with The Byrds in 1965, these musicians began combining the effusive harmonies of folk music with the sounds of the British rock invasion. From their song craft was born the singer-songwriter movement and a new style of American pop that thrives on.

This is not only a history of an important period in rock music but also the story of what happened to the peace and love philosophy of the sixties, as hard drugs and easy sex began to take their toll and the gruesome Wonderland murders signaled the end of the era.

Reviews (3)

Reads like a thesaurus

Written by Anonymous on December 15th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The choice of words in this book is distracting. I couldn't bear to listen to it for long. It reminded me of my high school English teacher complaining about us using "10 cent words."

Laurel Revealed

Written by McRoadDog from Greeley, CO on February 17th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of my great interests in the world of music is trivia and this novel is packed with trivia. The Laurel Canyon legend is fully revealed and dissected in this audio book. It's a complete introspective into the world of musical icons, their lives, loves and lyrics. You will definitely want to spend a lot of time in your car listening to the chapters....enjoy!

Laurel Canyon

Written by Keota Lynn Golden on May 28th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was a light easy listen, but don't have the kids in the car! Having grown up with these groups and characters, it was a nice visit down memory lane and definitely provided some insight and perspective I didn't have on the people who shaped rock music.

Author Details

Author Details

Walker, Michael

Michael Walker is an independent writer and member of the editorial board of "Movie "magazine.