Weird Scenes Inside Laurel Canyon with Dave McGowan. Rock and Roll Conspiracy or Coincidence? – 20 Jul 2023 | Michael Parker
The late great Dave McGowan speaks with Michael Parker about Laurel Canyon, the music and the myth, Charles Manson, the films stars of the era, and mysterious military installation, Lookout Mountain Laboratory.
Bands like The Doors, Love, The Byrds, The Monkeys and Frank Zappa and the Mothers would all rise from the same scene and give birth to the hippie subculture that may not have been as organic as it appeared.
“the music and counterculture scene that sprung to life in the 1960s was not the organic, grassroots resistance movement that it is generally perceived to be, but rather a movement that was essentially manufactured and steered. And a scene that was supposed to be all about peace, love and understanding had a very dark, violent underbelly that this book attempts to expose.”