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Book Title: Night People, Book 1|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.67 MB
v The author of the book: Larry J. Dunlap
Edition: Claremont Village Press
Date of issue: June 15th 2015
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Read full description of the books Night People, Book 1:IN THIS FAST-MOVING ADVENTURE AND ROMANCE-FILLED MEMOIR THAT READS LIKE A NOVEL, A young Midwestern singer and his vocalist friends experience the transformative power of love, loss, and music in a chaotic West Coast adventure in the 1960s. If you liked memoirs from Bruce Springsteen, Robbie Robertson, Carly Simon, Keith Richards, and Patti Smith, you're sure to enjoy Night People.
"I didn't want to believe how much you've changed, but you're a different person here. You live at night here, your friends are night people and you're becoming one, too. You hardly see daylight on weekends. Here it is, nearly dusk, and you're leaving to play music all night again to entertain your new friends--your new girlfriend--all the new people in your new life."
In 1965, Larry's rock and roll vocal group is disintegrating along with his marriage to his high school sweetheart. Despite his resolution to turn his life around in Indianapolis, he finds himself reunited with his scattered-to-the-winds friends in distant San Francisco struggling to re-make themselves into a rock band in the dive clubs of the Bay Area.
Barely surviving the transformation, they struggle to avoid the dangers,temptations, and insecurities waiting to trip them up in their new life. As the band scrambles to overcome, or at least endure, every obstacle in its path, Larry faces a painful choice that will result in loss fort hose he loves no matter how he decides.
Their strong voices and new skills are a potent combination. Soon, Larry and his new band are plunged into a breathtaking journey through mob-run nightclubs, Las Vegas showrooms and backrooms, famous Hollywood night spots, top West Coast recording studios, celebrity managers--and passionate romance.Everything they've ever dreamed of is just around the next corner.
Night People's adventure is set against the backdrop of the West Coast in the mid-60s: a historic era of tectonic cultural, political, musical, and sexual upheaval--and the draft. Everything Larry thought he knew about life, love, and himself is challenged in the tumultuous nights where things and people are too easily found and lost.
PRAISE FOR NIGHT PEOPLE
"Dunlap's sense of transcendence is similar to the sensation Keith Richards describes in his memoir, 'Life: ' ...you leave the planet for a while...' Reliving his rock and roll years in his wonderful memoir, NIGHT PEOPLE, Larry Dunlap, must have left the planet for a while, too." I loved it, and highly recommend it. -- Kiana Davenport, The Spy Lover, Shark Dialogues
"Whether or not you remember the swift intoxicating music of that era or the seismic shift of mores that burst from the free-love movement, NIGHT PEOPLE captures the beat of that misty time when the country suffered "a growing thirst for individual freedom, a desire to escape from an ever-darkening shadow of war, and a national hangover following the public murder of a young and popular president." -- C.D. Quyn, Steph Rodriguez, Manhattan Book Review
"Larry Dunlap lived it. His memoir NIGHT PEOPLE is a frank, funny, frenzied chronicle of the 60's West Coast music scene." -- Susan Shapiro, New York Times bestselling memoirist FIVE MEN WHO BROKE MY HEART, GOOD AS YOUR WORD, OVEREXPOSED
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
One of the best biographies written by a musician!
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The Naked Truth!
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Rock and Roll, baby!
A Must Read
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Music Has Found Me Again
SO Worth Reading!
Night People Left Me Weak!
My Life Seemed Extremely Boring After Finishing "Night People"
Lessons of Life, Love, and Sex in the 60s
Genuine, Exciting, Graphic and Memorable - life in the 60's
Fantastic Coming of Age Memoir!
Great Look At An Era
Couldn't Stop Reading!
Read information about the authorLarry J. Dunlap is the author of THINGS WE LOST IN THE NIGHT, A Memoir of Love and Music in the 60s with Stark Naked and the Car Thieves. Night People, Book 1, is the first of two volumes. ENCHANTED, Book 2, is set for publication in mid-2017.
Larry's writing career began as a pencil-for-hire, technical and training writer for Fortune 50 companies in the 90s. In the 70s, the years following his memoir, Larry spent most of the decade in Hollywood as a personal manager, publisher, and Sunset Boulevard recording studio owner/operator. In the 80s Larry co-founded the first all-digital broadcasting network, followed by several years in video and film production and post-production.
His favorite project has been imagining a galactic empire with a trilogy backstory and detailed history as a backdrop for an online game system. He designed an innovative gameplay and delivery system, and worked with his team to develop a breakthrough graphical multiplayer online strategy game, IMPERIAL WARS.
He is a published short story author, music magazine columnist, and authored and drew a published music-based cartoon strip named Frets. Currently, Larry writes fiction and creative non-fiction from his home near the ocean in Southern California where he counts his blessings and shares his life with his wife Laurie and their Chilidog.
Find out more at http://larryjdunlap.com
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