California Dreaming

Andy Parfitt tells the story of the Californian music scene of the 1960s and early 1970s.

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01Laurel Canyon2007072120080103

Laurel Canyon in LA was the spiritual home of the 1960s folk scene which saw the emergence of such songwriters as Joni Mitchell and David Crosby.

The creative explosion mirrored the culture and politics of the era, but the party was to come to an end when the Manson murders took place.

02* Life In The Fast Lane2007072820080104

The hippy idealism of the 60s gave way to corporatisation as vast amounts of money flowed into the music business.