NIGHT PEOPLE, Book 1: A Memoir of Love and Music in the 60s with Stark Naked and the Car Thieves by Larry J DunlapNIGHT PEOPLE, Book 1: A Memoir of Love and Music in the 60s with Stark Naked and the Car Thieves by Larry J Dunlap

NIGHT PEOPLE, Book 1: A Memoir of Love and Music in the 60s with Stark Naked and the Car Thieves

byLarry J Dunlap

Paperback | June 15, 2015

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LARRY J. DUNLAP DELIVERS A FAST-MOVING, romance-filled memoir of a young singer and his friends search for success in the 1960s music business of California and Las Vegas - if you liked memoirs from Carly Simon, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Tommy James, and "The Wrecking Crew," you're sure to enjoy Night People.

"Instead of sharing a life with the woman I'd expected to be married to forever, my friends and I shared a dressing room, divided by thin wallboard, with a covey of topless showgirls and dancers."

In 1965, when Larry's scattered-to-the-winds, Indianapolis rock and roll vocal group is improbably reunited in distant San Francisco, they barely survive their clumsy transformation into entertainers in a rock and roll nightclub band. As their fortunes change, Larry and his band are plunged headfirst into an adventure that lures them into mob-run nightclubs, Las Vegas showrooms and backrooms, famous Hollywood night spots and recording studios, celebrity managers, and passionate romance--and the sacrifices it demands.

It's the West Coast in the mid-Sixties: a historic era of tectonic cultural, political, musical, and sexual upheaval--and the draft. The band scrambles to overcome, or at least endure, every obstacle in its path. But in the tumultuous nights the band inhabits, where things and people are too easily found and lost, everything Larry thought he knew about life, love, and himself is being challenged.

PRAISE FOR NIGHT PEOPLE

"Dunlap's sense of transcendence is similar to the sensation Keith Richards describes in his memoir, 'Life: ' ...you leave the planet for a while...' Reliving his rock and roll years in his wonderful memoir, NIGHT PEOPLE,' Larry Dunlap, must have left the planet for a while, too." I loved it, and highly recommend it. — Kiana Davenport, The Spy Lover, Shark Dialogues

"Whether or not you remember the swift intoxicating music of that era or the seismic shift of mores that burst from the free-love movement, [NIGHT PEOPLE] captures the beat of that misty time when the country suffered “a growing thirst for individual freedom, a desire to escape from an ever-darkening shadow of war, and a national hangover following the public murder of a young and popular president.” — C.D. Quyn, Steph Rodriguez, Manhattan Book Review

"Do you watch Dennis Leary's new FX show "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" about a crazy old time rock-in-roller?  Larry Dunlap lived it. His memoir NIGHT PEOPLE is a frank, funny, frenzied chronicle of the 60's music scene." — Susan Shapiro, New York Times bestselling memoirist, FIVE MEN WHO BROKE MY HEART, GOOD AS YOUR WORD, OVEREXPOSED

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

One of the best biographies written by a musician!
A Riveting, Mythic, Rock and Roll Memoir
Wonderful! Excellent Read!
Thoroughly Entertaining.
A Great Read
A Window Into a Fascinating Era
Rock and Roll, baby!
The Naked Truth
Five Stars
Captivating and Emotive
Musical Reality
A Must Read
A Great Read About An Exciting Life
Music Has Found Me Again
SO Worth Reading!
My Life Seemed Extremely Boring After Finishing "Night People"
Lessons of Life, Love, and Sex in the 60s
Genuine, Exciting, Graphic and Memorable - life in the 60's
Fantastic Coming of Age Memoir!
Compelling
Great Look At An Era

Title:NIGHT PEOPLE, Book 1: A Memoir of Love and Music in the 60s with Stark Naked and the Car ThievesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:460 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.02 inPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:Claremont Village Press, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:099062790X

ISBN - 13:9780990627906

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"Dunlap's sense of transcendence at a moment of achieved excellence is similar to the sensation Keith Richards describes in his memoir, 'Life,' " ...you leave the planet for a while..." Reliving his rock and roll years memories in his wonderful memoir, NIGHT PEOPLE, Larry J. Dunlap, must have left the planet for a while, too." -Kiana Davenport, The Spy Lover, Shark Dialogues, House of Many Gods"Whether or not you remember the swift intoxicating music of that era or the seismic shift of mores that burst from the free-love movement, [NIGHT PEOPLE] captures the beat of that misty time when the country suffered "a growing thirst for individual freedom, a desire to escape from an ever-darkening shadow of war, and a national hangover following the public murder of a young and popular president." - Steph Rodriguez, Manhattan Book Review"NIGHT PEOPLE does a terrific job of charting the impetus for change, immersions in different ... musical atmospheres, evolving relationships between musicians, ...circumstances and drive that keeps Larry J. Dunlap on a fast-paced journey of discovery. Readers looking for a great beach read ... will find that NIGHT PEOPLE is a well-written memoir that deftly captures a sense of the 1960s.- D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review"Do you watch Dennis Leary's new FX show "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" about a crazy old time rock-in-roller? Larry J. Dunlap lived it. His memoir, NIGHT PEOPLE, is a frank, funny, frenzied chronicle of the 60's music scene." - Susan Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author, Lighting Up, Only as Good as Your Word and Five Men Who Broke My Heart."Dunlap relates much of the story through conversations, and his California journey features a number of memorable characters. [NIGHT PEOPLE] ... is an enjoyable hangout book, a chance to spend time with witty characters ..." - Foreword Review Catalog, 2015 Fall Issue, Memoir ForeSight Section"Larry J. Dunlap's memoir, NIGHT PEOPLE, is one the best books of its kind I've ever read. I'd put it right next to Keith Richards' "Life" on the shelf of rock memoirs for the ages. - Marc Ballon, Senior Editor, USC School of Engineering, previously a journalist at the LA Times, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, and - avowed rock and roll junkie"I've read numerous artists' memoirs, including 'Life' in which Keith Richards claims to recall every detail. While one can doubt whether[Keith] did, I believe Larry J. Dunlap faithfully, endearingly, recreates his rock-and-roll years [in Night People]. He does it in a soaring, roaring prose, reminiscent of Patti Smith's National Book Award-winning memoir, 'Just Kids.' " -- P.J. Colando, Stashes