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IMAGINE YOU LIVE IN INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA in the early 60s and you love singing with your buddies just for fun until you are suddenly dropped into the San Francisco music scene in the summer of 1965! NIGHT PEOPLE is a consistent AMAZON #1 BEST SELLER and TOP RATED in POP ARTIST BIOGRAPHY"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 Dunlap, must have left the planet for a while, too." It's a wonderful memoir. 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, this [NIGHT PEOPLE] memoir 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
Larry 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,, and previous journalist at the LA Times, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, and avowed rock and roll junkie
"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 including FIVE MEN WHO BROKE MY HEART, GOOD AS YOUR WORD, OVEREXPOSED
NIGHT PEOPLE, the first book in an intimate literary memoir, follows the first three of six years in the life of a young singer and his Midwestern friends as they strive for success in a coming-of-age music- and romance-filled journey in 1960s-era California and Las Vegas.
In 1965, the most important things in Larry’s life in Indianapolis are his suddenly endangered marriage to his high school sweetheart and their two little boys, and his scattered-to-the-winds, rock and roll singing group. Improbably reunited with his vocalist friends in distant San Francisco, they barely survive their own clumsy transformation into a working nightclub band. As their fortunes begin to change though, Larry and his band are plunged headfirst into an adventure that will lure 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.