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Eight Miles High: Folk-Rock's Flight from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock

Author: Richie Unterberger

Publication date: 2003

Backbeat Books

A continuation of the detailed and comprehensive history of folk-rock that began in Unterberger's Turn! Turn! Turn!: The '60s Folk-Rock Revolution. Eight Miles High covers the period 1966 to the end of the decade. The book is based on many interviews with major performers of the period. Groups covered include the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Mamas and the Papas, Fairport Convention, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. Other groups and performers who influenced folk rock or were influenced by it, are also covered. These include Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead and Joni Mitchell.

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