Episode #3: Welcome to the Jungle (Part 2) Ft. Domenic Priore
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Domenic Priore, author of Riot on the Sunset Strip, picks up where we left off in 1966 on the Sunset Strip during the counterculture riots and takes us on a rock n’ roll historical journey in L.A. from the 60s to the 90s that includes bands like The Byrds, The Doors, Van Halen and Guns N’ Roses.

This was the era that shifted the center of gravity of rock n’ roll from New York to Los Angeles.

In this episode, you’ll:

• Hear how the City of Los Angeles, in an attempt to shut down the clubs on the strip, instituted a curfew and sparked a counterculture revolution.

• See how the former Hollywood showcase clubs reinvented themselves with the electrification of rock n’ roll and spawned a new generation of legendary clubs like the Troubadour, The Whisky a Go-Go and The Roxy.

• Learn how bands like Van Halen and Guns N’ Roses capitalized on the increasing separation of music into genres on radio stations.


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Riot on the Sunset Strip: https://www.amazon.com/Riot-Sunset-Strip-Hollywood-Revised/dp/1908279907

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