NIGHT PEOPLE, Book 1 - Things We Lost in the Night

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Larry J. Dunlap is the author of NIGHT PEOPLE, Book 1 of Things We Lost in the Night, A Memoir of Love and Music in the 60s with Stark Naked and the Car Thieves, and is currently preparing ENCHANTED, Book 2, the concluding volume, for publication.

During the years following his memoir Larry's adventures roamed Hollywood as a personal manager, producer, and Sunset Boulevard recording studio owner/operator. In the Eighties Larry co-founded The Games Network, the first digital broadcasting network, to deliver computer games and internet to homes via cable television, followed by several years in video and film production, and post production.

Larry's favorite project has been imagining a galactic empire, and then designing, authoring, and developing a graphical multiplayer online strategy game, Imperial Wars, to play it in. 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 creative non-fiction from his home near the mountains east of Los Angeles where he shares his life with Laurie and their Chilidog.

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

Authored by Larry J Dunlap
Edition: First Edition

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 love 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, HIS PERSONAL LIFE IN RUINS, Larry leaves Indianapolis to help his disbanded vocal group attempt a new start as a rock and roll band in far-off San Francisco. As their skills as entertainers improve, Larry and his band are plunged headfirst into an adventure that weaves through dangerous biker bars to mob-run nightclubs, Las Vegas showrooms and backrooms, famous Hollywood night spots, world-famous recording studios, celebrity managers—heartbreak and passionate romance—and the sacrifices he must make.

THE WEST COAST IN THE MID-60s, is experiencing tectonic change—cultural, political, musical, and sexual upheaval—and the draft. In the tumultuous nights that Stark Naked and the Car Thieves inhabits, where things and people are too easily found and lost, everything Larry thought he knew about life, love, and himself is being challenged.


"Dunlap's sense of transcendence is similar to the sensation Keith Richards describes in his memoir, 'Life: ' 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

"Larry Dunlap lived it. His memoir NIGHT PEOPLE is a frank, funny, frenzied chronicle of the 60's West Coast music scene." -- Susan Shapiro, New York Times bestselling memoirist, FIVE MEN WHO BROKE MY HEART, GOOD AS YOUR WORD, OVEREXPOSED

“[NIGHT PEOPLE] ... is an enjoyable hangout book, a chance to spend time with witty characters at a point in their lives when success feels so close, but the path to get there isn't quite clear." — Jeff Fleischer, Foreword Reviews Magazine


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!
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!
Great Look At An Era
Rock and roll band life
Brilliantly crafted
Passion for music
Car Thieves take me away!

Publication Date:
099062790X / 9780990627906
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians / General

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