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The Resource Everybody had an ocean : music and mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles, William McKeen

Everybody had an ocean : music and mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles, William McKeen

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Everybody had an ocean : music and mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles
Title
Everybody had an ocean
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music and mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles
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William McKeen
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eng
Summary
Los Angeles in the 1960s gave the world some of the greatest music in rock 'n' roll history: "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas and the Papas, "Mr. Tambourine Man" by the Byrds, and "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys, a song that magnificently summarized the joy and beauty of the era in three and a half minutes. But there was a dark flip side to the fun fun fun of the music, a nexus between naive young musicians and the hangers-on who exploited the decade's peace, love, and flowers ethos, all fueled by sex, drugs, and overnight success. One surf music superstar unwittingly subsidized the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr. The transplanted Texas singer Bobby Fuller might have been murdered by the Mob in what is still an unsolved case. And after hearing Charlie Manson sing, Neil Young recommended him to the president of Warner Bros. Records. Manson's ultimate rejection by the music industry likely led to the infamous murders that shocked a nation. Everybody Had an Ocean chronicles the migration of the rock 'n' roll business to Southern California and how the artists flourished there. The cast of characters is astonishing--Brian and Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, eccentric producer Phil Spector, Cass Elliot, Sam Cooke, Ike and Tina Turner, Joni Mitchell, and scores of others--and their stories form a modern epic of the battles between innocence and cynicism, joy and terror. You'll never hear that beautiful music in quite the same way
Summary
Los Angeles in the 1960s gave the world some of the greatest music in rock 'n' roll history: "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas and the Papas, "Mr. Tambourine Man" by the Byrds, and "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys, a song that magnificently summarized the joy and beauty of the era in three and a half minutes. But there was a dark flip side to the fun fun fun of the music, a nexus between naive young musicians and the hangers-on who exploited the decade's peace, love, and flowers ethos, all fueled by sex, drugs, and overnight success. One surf music superstar unwittingly subsidized the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr. The transplanted Texas singer Bobby Fuller might have been murdered by the Mob in what is still an unsolved case. And after hearing Charlie Manson sing, Neil Young recommended him to the president of Warner Bros. Records. Manson's ultimate rejection by the music industry likely led to the infamous murders that shocked a nation. Everybody Had an Ocean chronicles the migration of the rock 'n' roll business to Southern California and how the artists flourished there. The cast of characters is astonishing--Brian and Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, eccentric producer Phil Spector, Cass Elliot, Sam Cooke, Ike and Tina Turner, Joni Mitchell, and scores of others--and their stories form a modern epic of the battles between innocence and cynicism, joy and terror. You'll never hear that beautiful music in quite the same way
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10560761
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DLC
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1954-
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McKeen, William
Dewey number
781.6609794/9409046
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Rock music
  • Rock music
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock
  • California
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adult
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music and mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles
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Everybody had an ocean : music and mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles, William McKeen
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-398), discography (pages 299-407) and index
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text
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Contents
Introduction : brothers -- Dreamers of the golden dream -- Magic transistor radio -- They put the bomp -- The second Jesus -- Everybody had an ocean -- Sacred and profane -- The beautiful future -- The ransom of junior Sinatra -- From all over the world -- The door flies open -- The loners -- The teenage symphony to God -- Captive on a carousel -- Peace, love, and flowers -- The dread -- The tag : summer's gone
Control code
1817419
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 422 pages
Isbn
9781613734919
Lccn
2016029172
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781613734919
  • (OCoLC)952470344
Label
Everybody had an ocean : music and mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles, William McKeen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-398), discography (pages 299-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : brothers -- Dreamers of the golden dream -- Magic transistor radio -- They put the bomp -- The second Jesus -- Everybody had an ocean -- Sacred and profane -- The beautiful future -- The ransom of junior Sinatra -- From all over the world -- The door flies open -- The loners -- The teenage symphony to God -- Captive on a carousel -- Peace, love, and flowers -- The dread -- The tag : summer's gone
Control code
1817419
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 422 pages
Isbn
9781613734919
Lccn
2016029172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781613734919
  • (OCoLC)952470344

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