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Gwriters as Joni Mitchell Judy Collins James Taylor and Carole King lived together and jammed together in the bucolic community nestled in the Hollywood HillsBut there was a dark side to that scene as wellMany didn't make it out alive and many deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this day Far integrated into the scene than most would like to admit was a guy by the name of Charles Manson along with his murderous entourage Also floating about th. A popular revisionist work implying that the Laurel Canyon Los Angeles music scene of the late 1960 s was engineered by the CIA to divert rebellious youth from the anti war cause I found much of it unconvincing however there are two points in the author s favour1 The sheer amount of musicians in the Laurel Canyon scene whose parents worked in military intelligence Jim Morrison s father was literally the commander behind the Gulf of Tonkin incident that was the casus belli for America s entry into Vietnam and in fact most of these LA musicians were actually from northern Virginia home of the Pentagon CIA etc2 The uncanny lightning fast speed with which the LA scene starting with manufactured group The Byrds were promoted by the corporate mediaOutside these points however everything is very murky and nebulous and as the book lacks footnotes it s hard to The Book of Beginnings remain shrouded in mystery to this day Far integrated into the scene than most would like to admit was a guy by the name of Charles Manson along with his murderous entourage Also floating about th. A popular The Homelanders (The Homelanders, revisionist work implying that the Laurel Canyon Los Angeles music scene of the late 1960 s was engineered by the CIA to divert Lila and Alex short story. X-Rated. rebellious youth from the anti war cause I found much of it unconvincing however there are two points in the author s favour1 The sheer amount of musicians in the Laurel Canyon scene whose parents worked in military intelligence Jim Morrison s father was literally the commander behind the Gulf of Tonkin incident that was the casus belli for America s entry into Vietnam and in fact most of these LA musicians were actually from northern Virginia home of the Pentagon CIA etc2 The uncanny lightning fast speed with which the LA scene starting with manufactured group The Byrds were promoted by the corporate mediaOutside these points however everything is very murky and nebulous and as the book lacks footnotes it s hard to

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Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon

Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times Members of bands like the Byrds the Doors Buffalo Springfield the Monkees the Beach Boys the Turtles the Eagles the Flying Burrito Brothers Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention Steppenwolf CSN Three Dog Night and Love along with other singerson. Back in the summer of 2008 a few weeks after writing a 40th anniversary review of the psychedelic cult film Head featuring The Monkees I got a weird email from a reader who suggested I check out a website by a guy named Dave McGowan and his recently launched online investigative series Inside the LC The Strange But Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie GenerationNaturally curious I checked it out and fell into the proverbial rabbit hole from which I have yet to return McGowan s research on the rock music scene that artificially sprang from the countercultural Los Angeles area enclave of Laurel Canyon was absolutely shocking The story of the scene that played out in Laurel Canyon from the mid 1960 s through the end of the 1970 s is an endlessly fascinating one and that while most folks know about San Francisco s Haight Ashbu

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E periphery were various political operatives up and coming politicians and intelligence personnel the same sort of people who gave birth to many of the rock stars populating the canyon And all the canyon's colorful characters rock stars hippies murderers and politicos happily coexisted alongside a covert military installation Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon is the very strange but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a hippie utop. This is a book every fan of rock n roll music from the 60 s and 70 s in particular should read It is a history of sorts a hidden history of murder torture mind control sex drugs the occult gov t spooks and money all within the cozy confines of Laurel CanyonFrom the very first page you are presented with facts you will doubt Once you verify they ARE facts you ll be off and running sometimes scared McGowan paints a picture of the LA music scene of the 60 s you have never seen before one crawling with government agents and snitches with musicians who come from a long line of career military families or American royalty You will be shocked to learn that many of your favorite hippy musicians were gun toting control freaks or in possession of an alternate personality who believes he is a gov t assassin or Well you get the pictureI have to say that after reading this book I was


10 thoughts on “Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon

  1. says:

    If this review disappears I’ve been compromised Send in thewell hell there really isn’t anyone to send to save me”There is no doubt in my mind that this book will not be warmly received by all readers In our celebrity driven culture calling into uestion the character and motivations of so many widely admired and respected figures from the entertainment community is never a good way to win popularity contests And when those revered f

  2. says:

    As strange as this book reads the surface details are all true But what is overall message? Though it goes through many strange twists and turns to get there; as far as I can tell it is that the musicians who congregated in Laurel Canyon did so for reasons that did not really have anything to do with music Instea

  3. says:

    Back in the summer of 2008 a few weeks after writing a 40th anniversary review of the psychedelic cult film Head featuring The Monkees I got a weird email from a reader who suggested I check out a website by a guy named Dave McGowan and his recently launched online investigative series Inside the LC The Strange But Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie GenerationNaturally curious I checked it ou

  4. says:

    The most controversial parts of this book touch little on the central uestion it asks Was the culture of the time we know as the Sixties really just one massive government psy op intended to derail opposition to the Vietnam War and popular calls for real social change?If the answer is yes this book would be a sho

  5. says:

    A popular revisionist work implying that the Laurel Canyon Los Angeles music scene of the late 1960’s was engineered by the CIA to divert rebellious youth from the anti war cause I found much of it unconvincing however there are two points in the author’s favour1 The sheer amount of musicians in the Laurel C

  6. says:

    I don't believe I've said OMG so many times while reading a book It's well written and easy to read His little humorous sarcastic uips make it fun There is a lot of information in this book to digest David McGowan has connec

  7. says:

    I love a good conspiracy theory however this is not a good one Conjecture and coincidence do not make a theory Disjointed and reaching

  8. says:

    Do you like classic rock conspiracies Hollywood UFOs serial killers the occult spy stories and militarized mind control? Then this is the book for you Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon takes an interesting approach to those strange years between the 1960s and 70s especially as they played out in the area of Los Angeles known as Laurel Canyon The problem with this book is that it tells a lot of stories of mysterious and macabre happen

  9. says:

    This is a book every fan of rock 'n roll music from the 60's and 70's in particular should read It is a history of sorts a hidden history of murder torture mind control sex drugs the occult gov't spooks and money all within the cozy confines of Laurel CanyonFrom the very first page you are presented with facts you will do

  10. says:

    Somewhat amusing but the author should have done research He assumes that the fact that a lot of Laurel Canyon musicians in the 1960s had fathers who had been in the military is a conspiracy Actually this has to do with the fact that the US Army drafted 10 million American men for World War II and when these men formed families a

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