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By Sandy Ross

ISBN-10: 0977722708

ISBN-13: 9780977722709

In 1971, songwriter Sandy Ross headed to Hollywood to “make it within the leisure industry.” There she chanced on the Bla-Bla Cafe, a hole-in-the-wall nightclub that built into the thriving expertise show off the place lots of today’s most renowned celebrities received their commence. in the backdrop of the social and political realization of the 70s, Ross tells her tale, the cafe's historical past, after which “shares the microphone” with different performers and employees to vividly catch their such a lot precious remembrances.

Who played on the Bla-Bla Cafe?

A partial checklist of entertainers who obtained their first significant holiday whereas functioning at the Bla-Bla Cafe contains: Karla Bonoff, Peter Allen, Keb' Mo', Roseanne money, Dave Matthews, Patti Davis, Keith eco-friendly, David Blue, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, William Katt, Amy Madigan, Liz Torres, Vonda Shepard, The inns, Huey Lewis and the inside track, The Police, Sylvester, Michael Greer, Vicki Randle, Shelby Flint, Carl Anderson, Rosie Flores, Steve Gillette, Peter Alsop, Steve Seskin, Randy Sharp, Jenny Yates, Don Ellis, Morgana King, Joe cross. . . and the checklist is going on
and on.

The booklet contains a 54-page background of the membership with many pictures from the time, a piece of reminiscence chapters contributed through 15 of the café’s common performers, employees, and kinfolk, and a 90-page performers desk such as the names of 1000's of artists who played there and a synopses in their credits.

About the writer. . .

Sandy Ross got here to Hollywood to paintings as a employees songwriter within the early Nineteen Seventies. in the course of that decade she additionally co-booked the Bla-Bla Café expertise with proprietor Albie Hora and labored because the leisure Director for the l. a. appearing Arts and Folklife competition less than inventive Director Warren Christensen. through the Nineteen Nineties she wrote an interactive travelogue known as, “Notes from the Road,” and published its segments to web listserves as she toured the folks circuit nationally. Sandy at present lives in Van Nuys, California the place she works as an aerospace structures engineer. a spot referred to as the Bla-Bla Café is her first book.

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