NIGHT PEOPLE, Book 1 - Things We Lost in the Night, A Memoir of Love and Music in the 60s with Stark Naked and the Car Thieves is a current AMAZON #1 BEST SELLER in POP ARTIST BIOGRAPHY, and available in Kindle and Paperback at Amazon.com. The concluding volume, ENCHANTED, Book 2 is slated for release in early 2016.
IN THE YEARS FOLLOWING HIS MEMOIR, Larry inhabited the streets of Hollywood as an artist manager, publisher, and Sunset Boulevard recording studio owner. In the Eighties Larry was a founder of the first digital broadcasting network on cable television, followed by several years in video and film production, and post production. Larry went on to earn his bones as a pencil-for-hire technical and training writer for Fortune 50 companies. He is a published short story author, music magazine columnist, and authored and drew a published music-based cartoon strip named Frets. Currently Larry writes fiction and narrative non-fiction from his home near the mountains east of Los Angeles.
NIGHT PEOPLE, Book 1 - Things We Lost in the Night, A Memoir ofLove and Music in the 60s with Stark Naked and the Car Thieves, a current AMAZON #1 BEST SELLER in POP ARTIST BIOGRAPHY, is available in Kindle and Paperback at Amazon.com. The concluding volume, ENCHANTED, Book 2 is slated for release in 2016. Check it out here at Noise Trade at http://books.noisetrade.com/larryjdunlap/things-w...
This band started life as the Reflections, a hometown vocal group in Indianapolis, Indiana, where they charted with a top 40 hit on Chicago's WLS in January of 1964 with a classic uptempo remake of "In The Still of the Night," originally recorded by the Five Satins. One week later the Beatles, "I Want to Hold Your Hand," came onto the chart at #40. The Reflections kept ahead of the Beatles rise for two more weeks until it was discovered their producer had lost their master, and they lost their place in history. They rushed out a record called "In The Beginning," by Larry Huff on Laurie Records but were forced to change their name to the Illusions.
When the group added musicians it changed its name to the Checkmates, finding their way to California and a new name, Stark Naked and the Car Thieves. They went on to play at the high profile San Francisco clubs in North Beach and rock star-studded clubs in Hollywood before landing a spot at Caesars Palace shortly after it opened in 1966. With their lineup of 3 lead singers, they went on to become a model for Three Dog Night. They were managed by Jimmy O'Neill of Shindig! fame, and Seymour Heller, who managed Liberace and several other stars. Signed to their private record label, AVI, distributed by NYC's Bell Records and published by Four Preps, Ed Cobb, their recording success seemed certain. Despite many sessions in the best Hollywood studios, that success eluded them. This Album, "Songs from Things We Lost in the Night," includes "In The Still of the Night," as well as "In The Beginning," and "Look Back in Love." along with the rest of the songs released during these years.
"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
"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 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.” - Steph Rodriguez, Manhattan Book Review
"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 at that point in their lives when success feels so close, but the path to get there isn't quite clear." - Jeff Fleischer, Foreword Reviews Magazine, Fall Issue 2015, Memoir ForeSight section
"Many moments in the author's life are poignantly mingled with misery, happiness, music and sex. I found the book [NIGHT PEOPLE] interesting as it speaks about music, the band, recordings and many other things related with music. The challenges the [DUNLAP] faces in his life and his love life and other casualties make this memoir a very exciting read." - Mamta Madhavan, Readers' Favorite Review
"A very entertaining and fabulous read. [NIGHT PEOPLE] Provides an insight into the lives and workings of an up and coming rock band during the 60s. A very enjoyable read. I would recommend for more mature and sophisticated students." - Jane Elwel, NetGalley Review
"Night People is a wonderful book, I found myself forgetting that it was a biography. I never lost interest. Author Dunlap is such a beautiful writer. I found myself lost in the book, as if I was watching a really good movie. Bravo! I’m looking forward to reading your next book. 5 Stars" - J.L. Clayton, guest review, SegnaLibro.co.uk