Hotel California

Hotel California

The True-life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Mitchell, Taylor, Browne, Ronstadt, Geffen, the Eagles, and Their Many Friends

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In the late sixties and early seventies, Los Angeles was a hotbed of musical creativity--the home base of Joni Mitchell, the Eagles, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, among many others. Now, drawing on exclusive interviews with many of the leading players, music journalist Hoskyns recreates the excitement, ferment, and energy of those years. We see the genesis of Crosby, Stills, and Nash at Joni Mitchell's house in Laurel Canyon. We see the Eagles implode in backstage fistfights after the success of their huge hit album Hotel California. And we get the real story on David Geffen and the other money men who nurtured, bankrolled--and some say corrupted--the L.A. music scene. Filled with revealing anecdotes that chronicle the drug-fueled chaos, bed-hopping antics, and enduring musical achievements of the era, this book for classic rock fans everywhere.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780471732730
Characteristics: xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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wiell312 Jun 08, 2012

I was tempted to skim the parts of this book that were not about musicians I liked, personally. Anyone know a good book about Jackson Browne?

Jul 23, 2008

Often graphic in detail, this is an extensive documentation of an era unique in rock history, the "Me Decade". Most people come out alive, but nobody comes out looking good.


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Jul 28, 2008

"When (Stephen) Stills expressed doubts about CSN going on the road as an acoustic trio, Ahmet Ertgun scratched his goatee. 'Stephen,' he asked, 'did you ever think about getting Neil Young in the group?'"


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