This extraordinary large-format limited edition book explores the music and mythology of a golden era in Californian culture. With the words of nearly 50 contributors, Henry Diltz's superb photographs provide a unique insider's view of southern California in the late Sixties and early Seventies.
With over 500 photographs and a 96,000-word text from 48 legendary contributors, California Dreaming is not only a retrospective book of America's pre-eminent rock photographer, Henry Diltz, it is the defining record of an era, as told by those who were at its centre
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Featuring the photography of Henry Diltz, California Dreaming recounts a golden age in the LA music scene, from Morrison Hotel to Desperado and beyond.
The publishers have spent over three years collecting an extensive text of more than 96,000 words from 48 contributors. It is a story told entirely by its key protagonists - the musicians, artists, label executives, friends and hangers-on - a text rich in personal anecdotes and observations, fascinating and frank first-hand accounts of the stories behind the photographs, the music, the times, the beliefs, hopes, disappointments and dreams of a generation. Above all it describes how some profound qualities of time and place nurtured a musical movement with an identifiable sound.
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