The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Kent Hartman, Author of Goodnight, L.A. The Rise and Fall of Classic Rock.
From Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Damn the Torpedoes to REO Speedwagon’s Hi Infidelity, many of the best albums of all time were recorded during the `70s and `80s in Los Angeles. It was a time of astonishing creativity. It was a time of unprecedented fame and fortune. And then, seemingly as quickly as it had all begun, it was over. Grunge caught the nation's fancy by the beginning of the '90s, putting the recording of classic rock,as well as many of the L.A. studios, right out of business.
Picking up where his acclaimed bestseller The Wrecking Crew left off, Goodnight, L.A.: The Rise and Fall of Classic Rock—The Untold Story from inside the Legendary Recording Studios is filled with never-before-told stories about the most prolific and important period and place in rock 'n' roll history. It’s uniquely compelling because it’s the only music book that traces the rise and fall of what we now call “classic rock” from behind the windowless walls of a handful of well-hidden, unlikely-looking Los Angeles-area recording studios.