Domenic Priore discusses and signs Riot on the Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood (Revised Edition)

With Special Guest Panelist!

Johnny Echols - original lead guitarist in the band Love.
Charles Wright - lead singer for The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
Tom Nolan -  journalist; "The Frenzied Frontier of Pop Music" covered the local music scene for Los Angeles Times' WEST magazine in 1966.


On the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles in 1965 and 1966 an electrifying scene appeared out of nowhere, exploded into creativity, and then, just as suddenly, vanished. So much remarkable music, art, and social revolution came from one place at one time - it's difficult now to grasp how it all happened.

This book tells the story of the astonishing time when rock 'n' roll displaced movies as the centre of action in Hollywood. From the moment The Byrds debuted at Ciro's on March 26th 1965--with Bob Dylan joining them onstage--right up to the demonstrations of November 1966, Sunset Strip nightclubs nurtured and broke The Doors, Love, Buffalo Springfield (featuring Neil Young and Stephen Stills), Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, The Turtles, The Mamas & The Papas, and many others. The Strip was a hotbed for garage punk bands such as The Standells, The Electric Prunes, and The Leaves. Folk-rock and psychedelia were born there, while it was also a favourite hangout and inspiration for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Velvet Underground.

Republished to coincide with the 50th anniversary of these incredible times, Riot On Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand In Hollywood captures the excitement of this great artistic awakening, telling how the scene came together and then fell apart at the Monterey Pop festival, the tragic grand finale of the Summer of Love. It serves as a startling evocation of the social and artistic revolution that was the 60s. (Jawbone Press)

Event date: 
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Riot On Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' roll's Last Stand In Hollywood (Revised Edition) Cover Image
By Domenic Priore, Arthur Lee (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781908279903
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Jawbone Press - September 15th, 2015