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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 constructed into the thriving expertise exhibit the place lots of today’s most renowned celebrities acquired their begin. in the backdrop of the social and political attention 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 so much 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 funds, 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 lodges, Huey Lewis and the scoop, 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 move. . . and the record is going on
and on.

The e-book incorporates a 54-page background of the membership with many pictures from the time, a bit of reminiscence chapters contributed through 15 of the café’s commonplace performers, employees, and kinfolk, and a 90-page performers desk consisting of the names of enormous quantities 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 la acting Arts and Folklife competition below creative Director Warren Christensen. during 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 people 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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