Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream

Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream

David McGowan


Laurel Canyon within the Nineteen Sixties and early Seventies used to be a mystical position the place a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create a lot of the tune that supplied the soundtrack to these turbulent occasions. participants of bands just like the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Monkees, the seashore Boys, the Mamas and the Papas, the Turtles, the Eagles, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Zappa and the moms of Invention, Steppenwolf, Captain Beefheart, CSN, 3 puppy evening, Alice Cooper, the doorways, and Love with Arthur Lee, besides such singer/songwriters as Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Judi Sill and David Blue, lived jointly and jammed jointly within the bucolic group nestled within the Hollywood Hills.
 
yet there has been a depressing facet to that scene as well.
 
Many did not make it out alive, and lots of of these deaths stay shrouded in secret to at the present time. way more built-in into the scene than such a lot may care to confess used to be a man through the identify of Charles Manson, together with his murderous entourage. additionally floating in regards to the outer edge have been quite a few political operatives, up-and-coming politicians, and intelligence body of workers - a similar type of those who simply occurred to provide beginning to the various rock stars populating the canyon. And all the canyon's colourful characters - rock stars, hippies, murderers, and politicos - fortunately coexisted along a covert army installation.
 
bizarre Scenes contained in the Canyon is the very unusual, yet however actual tale of the darkish underbelly of a hippie utopia.

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