Jun 2, 2021
Author Joel Selvin joins James and Beth Riley on Artist Spotlight Podcast Series to talk about his amazing new book, Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise. It bookends between Jan Berry, Dean Torrence and others harmonizing in the showers after football practice at University High School in 1957 through "Good Vibrations" and Jan Berry's car accident in 1966. It was only a short period but it changed the landscape of music forever. There was both triumph and tragedy and we touch on a lot of that with key players like Bruce Johnston, Terry Melcher, The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Dick Dale, Nancy Sinatra and more! It's a fascinating conversation that you don't want to miss!