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 - a memoir by Larry J. Dunlap

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The most important things in Larry’s life in 1965 Indianapolis are his suddenly endangered marriage to his high school sweetheart and their two little boys, and his scattered-to-the-winds singing group. Improbably reunited with his Midwestern vocalist friends in distant San Francisco, they barely survive their own clumsy transformation into a working nightclub band. As their fortunes begin to change, 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-60s: 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.

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 1960-era California and Las Vegas.

The most important things in Larry’s life in 1965 Indianapolis are his suddenly troubled marriage to his high school sweetheart and their two little boys, and his scattered-to-the-winds, singing group. Miraculously reunited with his vocalist friends in distant San Francisco, it's questionable whether they will survive their clumsy transformation into a working rock 'n roll nightclub band—or the sacrifices required. He doesn't know it yet, but as their skills improve, he and his rock and roll band will be plunged into an exhilarating ride that will make them the model for Three Dog Night, take them to mob-run nightclubs, Las Vegas showrooms and backrooms, and famous Hollywood nightclubs and recording studios.

It’s an era of great cultural, sexual, and musical change—and the draft. Larry's group overcomes, or at least survives the obstacles in their path to achieve hard-won successes. But as their fortunes rise, Larry finds everything he thought he knew about life being challenged, as he attempts to adapt to a new life, a new companion and lover, and the things he finds, and loses, in the tumultuous nights.

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