Hotel California

Hotel California

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

Book - 2006
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Hoskyns brings a genuine love as well as an outsider's keen eye to the rise and fall of the California scene. . . . This is a riveting story, sensitively told.
-- Anthony DeCurtis, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone

From enduring musical achievements to drug-fueled chaos and bed-hopping antics, the L.A. pop music scene in the sixties and seventies was like no other, and journalist Barney Hoskyns re-creates all the excitement and mayhem. Hotel California brings to life the genesis of Crosby, Stills, and Nash at Joni Mitchell's house; the Eagles' backstage fistfights after the success of ""Hotel California""; the drama of David Geffen and the other money men who transformed the L.A. music scene; and more.

Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
ISBN: 9780470127773
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 HOSKYNS
Characteristics: xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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The ego driven, money clutching, drug snorting idols of 70s strummy radio pop are revealed in all their glory! A fun, but disturbing read.

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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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