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    Laurel Canyon

    So there's a show about the music created there coming out soon on some network I forget. It's gonna be all unicorns and rainbows, I'd expect.

    I came across this a while back and had it bookmarked for discussion so here's my chance. There's a book, Weird Scenes Inside The Canyon that supposedly paints a vastly different picture and I wondered if it was all BS or if there's some merit to it. I have no idea.

    https://doukhobor666.wordpress.com/2...de-the-canyon/

    What we learn from Weird Scenes is that not only were the movers of the 60’s musical revolution mysteriously concentrated in the very exclusive Laurel Canyon area, but what bound all of them were three common threads dangling against the backdrop of one highly curious phenomenon.

    Family connections to the military or intelligence community
    Connections to the occult
    A long chain of mysterious deaths and brutal murders
    Laurel Canyon was home to a top secret military intelligence film studio whose presence and purpose remain largely unknown to this day
    All of the information presented runs completely contrary to the mythology of the Peace and Love 60’s counterculture. In fact, McGowan’s work doesn’t just cast doubt on the idea of an organic social and cultural phenomenon, it detonates the very foundations of the popular myth. At the core of the book are simple but mind blowingly provocative questions:

    What if the counterculture revolution was engineered?

    What if these artists were working in concert with the military intelligence establishment to mainstream rock culture and decadence?

    What if the goal was sabotaging both the antiwar Left and hastening the break down of the social order?
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    Highly Evolved Orangutan JKL2000's Avatar
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    Did you see Echo in the Canyon? I'm not sure exactly what it is, but Fernando from Dave Kerzner's band is in it, as is Jakob Dylan.

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    It will be on Epix.

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    The doc looks alright. About what I expected. Maybe someday I'll get my hands on the book and see what the dudes all about.
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    Echo in the Canyon was fun. Made me play some Byrds for awhile.

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    I grew up in Los Angeles and Laurel Canyon was certainly the major hang-out spot for the hippie crowd and the rock music musicians. It lured all kinds of musicians from all over America and beyond. One of my favorites records from the era was John Mayall's Blues From Laurel Canyon. It was like a nest of musicians than gave birth to many of the greatest American rock bands of the time. The 60'a are almost a blur to me now, what happened in musical terms in Los Angeles from about 1965 to 1970 truly was unique and magical. I'll have to check out this doc. Thanks for the head's up.
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    I was also a big fan of Mayall's Blues From Laurel Canyon . I haven't heard it in years, my beat up old used vinyl copy disappeared years ago. I will have to check it out on Youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoony View Post
    I came across this a while back and had it bookmarked for discussion so here's my chance. There's a book, Weird Scenes Inside The Canyon that supposedly paints a vastly different picture and I wondered if it was all BS or if there's some merit to it. I have no idea.
    I have no idea either, but I caught a clip from this interview and this guy says similar things about the whole Helter Skelter thing undermining the '60s counterculture. Supposedly Charles Manson may have been subjected to the MK Ultra program:

    Just sitting at home rocking back and forth and jealously caressing my invisible collection of theoretical assets.

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