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Hotel California By Barney Hoskyns

Hotel California
by Barney Hoskyns

Presents a history of Los Angeles from the dawn of the singer-songwriter era in the mid-Sixties to the peak of The Eagles' success in the late Seventies. This book is an account of the scene that swirled around the brilliant singer-songwriters and millionaires of the LA Canyons in the closing years of the 1960s and throughout the following decade.
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Hotel California: Singer-songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the L.A. Canyons 1967-1976 by Barney Hoskyns

The story of a remarkable time and place: Los Angeles from the dawn of the singer-songwriter era in the mid-Sixties to the peak of The Eagles' success in the late Seventies. "Hotel California" is the first in-depth account of the scene - 'the mythically tangled genealogy', in the words of writer John Rockwell - that swirled around the brilliant singer-songwriters and powerful millionaires of the LA Canyons in the closing years of the 1960s and throughout the following decade. Barney Hoskyns' history of this vital period in the development of today's great musical influences spans the rise of Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Eagles, James Taylor and Jackson Browne, and focuses on the brilliance and determination of the man who linked them all. David Geffen had set out to establish a 'very small' record label, Asylum Records, in 1971- twenty years later he sold his second label for a cool $550 million. Drawing on extensive interviews with the stars, writers, managers, executives and scenesters who lived through the period, Hoskyns looks behind the sun-drenched, denim-clad image of the time, covering everything from the flighty genius of Mitchell and Janus-like volte face of Neil Young to the drug-crazed disintegration of David Crosby and others. He explores the myriad relationships - both professional and personal - between these artists and the songs that issued from them - classics like The Eagles' 'Desperado', Jackson Browne's 'Take It Easy' and Joni Mitchell's 'Blue'. An epic tale of songs and sunshine, genius and greed, "Hotel California" has all the makings of a pop-culture classic.

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About Barney Hoskyns


Rock historian Barney Hoskyns is the author of nine books and has written about music and pop culture for numerous publications including NME, The Times, The Guardian, Vogue and Mojo, of which he was Associate Editor. He lives in London.

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Hotel California: Singer-songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the L.A. Canyons 1967-1976 by Barney Hoskyns
Barney Hoskyns
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2005-11-07
336
0007177046
9780007177042
N/A
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