Eight Miles High

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Eight Miles High documents the evolution of the folk-rock movement from mid-1966 through the end of the decade. This much-anticipated sequel to Turn! Turn! Turn!(00330946) - the acclaimed history of folk-rock's early years - portrays the mutation of the genre into psychedelia via California bands like the Byrds and Jefferson Airplane; the maturation of folk-rock composers in the singer-songwriter movement; the re-emergence of Bob Dylan and the creation of country-rock; the rise of folk-rock's first supergroup, ...
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Overview

Eight Miles High documents the evolution of the folk-rock movement from mid-1966 through the end of the decade. This much-anticipated sequel to Turn! Turn! Turn!(00330946) - the acclaimed history of folk-rock's early years - portrays the mutation of the genre into psychedelia via California bands like the Byrds and Jefferson Airplane; the maturation of folk-rock composers in the singer-songwriter movement; the re-emergence of Bob Dylan and the creation of country-rock; the rise of folk-rock's first supergroup, CSN&Y; the origination of British folk-rock; and the growing importance of major festivals from Newport to Woodstock. Based on firsthand interviews with such folk-rock visionaries as: Jorma Kaukonen, Roger McGuinn, Donovan, Judy Collins, Jim Messina, Dan Hicks and dozens of others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879307431
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The story so far: Dramatis Personae
Prologue: Fifth Dimension 1
1 Folk-Rock to Acid Rock: The San Francisco Sound 11
2 Forever Changes: Folk-Rock Psychedelicized, from Sunset Strip to Outer Space 39
3 Folk-Rock Grows Up: The Singer-Songwriters 77
4 In Thyme: British Folk-Rock Finds Its Voice 133
5 The New Dylan and Country-Rock 171
6 Folk-Rock Superstars and Supergroups 203
7 Liege & Lief: A Truly British Folk-Rock 233
8 Folk-Rock from Newport to Woodstock 265
Epilogue: Folk-Rock's Legacy 289
Discography 305
Interviewees 325
Bibliography 329
Acknowledgments 333
About the Author 335
Photo Credits 336
Index 337
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