Canyon of Dreams (Paperback)

The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon

By Harvey Kubernik, Scott Calamar (Editor), Diltz Henry (Photographer)

Sterling, 9781402797613, 368pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2012

List Price: 19.95*
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A lavishly illustrated insider's look at 80 years of music and culture in Laurel Canyon--a ZIP code with its own playlist. Sonny & Cher, the Doors, the Monkees, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; the Eagles, Carole King, and others 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. Taking a deeply personal approach, it uses a multiple-voice narration based on exclusive interviews with the area's musical elite. Because of their close connection with Kubernik, some of these stars are speaking openly for the first time. New in paper.

About the Author

Harvey Kubernik, a lifelong resident of the Canyon area, is a veteran music journalist whose work has been published nationally in Melody Maker, the Los Angeles Free Press, Crawdaddy, Musician, Goldmine, MIX, the Los Angeles Times, and MOJO, among others. He has been a record producer since 1979 and was a former West Coast Director of A&R for MCA Records. As a West Hollywood and Laurel Canyon insider, he has unparalleled access to the area's sources and personalities-even those denizens who lurk in the shadows of the Canyon.

Praise For Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon

“[In] a stunning graphic layout, Kubernik takes readers on a magical trip into an area that served as the center of rock music for nearly a decade. Fans of the era will eat it up.”-Library Journal