With his toolbox of skills, Johnny Heller provides a friendly and informative narration, sometimes resorting to speedy noirish vocal rhythms when retelling the mysteries of the L.A. music scene in the 1960s. And there are plenty of mysteries. Why did Dean (of Jan and Dean) finance the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra, Jr.? Who killed Bobby ("I Fought the Law") Fuller? How did Charles Manson implant himself in Beach Boy Dennis Wilson's home? The audiobook unveils itself like an ancestry chart with surprising associations (Neil Young and Rick James were once bandmates) and a few shotgun weddings (John Phillips was forced to make Cass Elliot part of the Mamas and Papas). Music buffs and musician memoir fans will especially enjoy this fascinating account. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2022]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2022
DD ISBN 9781666189261 $24.99
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