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Isn't the BBC brilliant? :
HOTEL CALIFORNIA: LA FROM THE BYRDS TO THE EAGLES
Chris Wilson, 2007 BBC 4
Monday 8 January 2007 9pm-10.30pm; rpt 12.15am-1.45am; rpt Friday 12 January 10pm-11.30pm; rpt 2.20am-3.50am
The music and mythology of a golden era in the culture of California is explored in this feature-length documentary.
Ten great tracks featured in Hotel California:
The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Joni Mitchell - California
Crosby, Stills and Nash - Suite Judy Blue Eyes
Neil Young - Out On the Weekend
Jackson Browne - Jamaica Say You Will
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
Linda Ronstadt - Willin'
Gram Parsons - Hot
The Eagles - Take It Easy
At the start of the 1960s Los Angeles was a kooky backwater, barely visible on the musical map. By the end of the 1970s it was the artistic and industrial hub of the American music industry. This film explores how the socially-conscious folk rock of young hippies with acoustic guitars was transformed into the coked-out stadium excesses of the late 70s, and the biggest-selling album of all time.
Alongside extensive and never before seen archive footage, the programme features comprehensive first-hand accounts of the key figures including musicians (David Crosby, Graham Nash, JD Souther, Bernie Leadon, Bonnie Raitt, Andrew Gold, Mark Volman and Van Dyke Parks) music industry bosses (David Geffen, Jac Holzman, Ron Stone and Peter Asher) and legendary LA scenesters including Henry Diltz, Pamela Des Barres and Ned Doheny.
Set amongst the sun-dappled porches of Laurel Canyon and perched above LA's iconic Sunset Strip, this is an epic tale of drugs, genius and greed - all set to a stunning soundtrack.