Beneath the Diamond Sky : Haight-Ashbury 1965-1970

Author: Barney Hoskyns

Publication date: 1997

Simon & Schuster

The story of the development of the 'psychedelic' music scene in the Bay Area between 1965 and 1970. Concentrates on the major groups; Dead, Airplane, QMS, etc and on the music but also covers other key figures of the period such as Chet Helms, Bill Graham and Neil Cassady. Includes many photographs.

From the rear cover:

"What's inside:
Beat poets on North Beach - Tom Donahue's radio show - Autumn Records - Sly Stone - Country Joe McDonald - the Charlatans - Sopwith Camel - the Butterfield Blues Band - Marty Balin's Matrix Club - Jefferson Airplane - Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company - the Mystery Trend - the Final Solution - Grace Slick with Great Society - the Grateful Dead, the Stanford psychedelic scene - Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters - acid tests - Owsley Stanley - Quicksilver Messenger Service - Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium - the Family Dog's Avalon Ballroom - the birth of FM radio - the launch of Rolling Stone - the Monterey Pop Festival - the Summer of Love - Moby Grape - the Death of the Hippie march - the Steve Miller Band - Dan Hick and his Hot Licks - the Sons Of Champlin - Blue Cheer - Creedence Clearwater revival - Santana - Woodstock - Skip Spence - Altamont - the Rolling Stones ...."
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