Ensconced in an abode dubbed the Log Cabin which sat right in the heart of Laurel Canyon, at the crossroads of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Lookout Mountain Avenue Zappa will play host to virtually every musician who passes through the canyon in the mid- to late-1960s.
It is quite possible that when Vietnamese forces failed to respond as anticipated, Uncle Sam decided to just pretend as though they had.) Nevertheless, by early February 1965, the U. will without a declaration of war and with no valid reason to wage one begin indiscriminately bombing North Vietnam. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world in those early months of 1965, a new scene is just beginning to take shape in the city of Los Angeles.And so it is that, even while the father is actively conspiring to fabricate an incident that will be used to massively accelerate an illegal war, the son is positioning himself to become an icon of the hippie/anti-war crowd. During the early years of its heyday, Laurel Canyons father figure is the rather eccentric personality known as Frank Zappa.Though he and his various Mothers of Invention line-ups will never attain the commercial success of the band headed by the admirals son, Frank will be a hugely influential figure among his contemporaries.As exciting as any good thriller, The Secret Life of Houdini traces the arc of the master magician's life from desperate poverty to worldwide legend and initiates the listener into the arcane world of professional magic. All rights reserved; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon and Schuster Audio Division, Simon and Schuster Inc.Report Inappropriate Content If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know.