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Hollywood Eden : electric guitars, fast cars, and the myth of the California paradise / Joel Selvin.

Selvin, Joel, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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Burlington Public Library 782.4216 SELVIN 2021 39851001613877 New Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1487007213
  • ISBN: 9781487007218
  • Physical Description: 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Anansi, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-285) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"From the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean to the Byrds and the Mamas & the Papas, acclaimed music journalist Joel Selvin tells the story of a group of young artists and musicians who came together at the dawn of the 1960s to create the lasting myth of the California dream. From surf music to hot-rod records to the sunny pop of the Beach Boys and the Mamas & the Papas, Hollywood Eden captures the fresh blossom of a young generation who came together in the epic spring of the 1960s to invent the myth of the California Paradise. Central to the story is a group of sun-kissed teens from the University High School class of 1959--a class that included Jan & Dean, Nancy Sinatra, and future members of the Beach Boys--who came of age in Los Angeles at the dawn of a new golden era when anything seemed possible. These were the people who created the idea of modern California for the rest of the world. But their own private struggles belied the paradise portrayed in their music. What began as a light-hearted frolic under sunny skies ended up crashing down to earth just a few short but action-packed years later as, one by one, each met their destinies head-on. A rock 'n' roll opera loaded with violence, deceit, intrigue, low comedy, and high drama, Hollywood Eden tells the story of a group of young artists and musicians who bumped heads, crashed cars, and ultimately flew too close to the sun"-- Provided by publisher.
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Issued also in electronic formats.
Subject: Rock musicians > California > Biography.
Rock music > California > History and criticism.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock.
MUSIC / History & Criticism.
MUSIC / Rock.
Rock music.
Rock musicians.
Genre: Biographies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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