New PDF release: A Place Called the Bla-Bla Cafe

By Sandy Ross

In 1971, songwriter Sandy Ross headed to Hollywood to “make it within the leisure industry.” There she stumbled on the Bla-Bla Cafe, a hole-in-the-wall nightclub that built into the thriving expertise exhibit the place lots of today’s most renowned celebrities obtained their begin. in the backdrop of the social and political realization of the 70s, Ross tells her tale, the cafe's heritage, after which “shares the microphone” with different performers and employees to vividly seize their so much valuable 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 hotels, 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 go. . . and the checklist is going on
and on.

The ebook features a 54-page heritage of the membership with many pictures from the time, a piece of reminiscence chapters contributed by way of 15 of the café’s typical performers, employees, and relatives, and a 90-page performers desk consisting of the names of hundreds of thousands 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 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. acting Arts and Folklife competition lower than creative Director Warren Christensen. through the Nineties she wrote an interactive travelogue referred to as, “Notes from the Road,” and published its segments to web listserves as she toured the folks circuit nationally. Sandy presently lives in Van Nuys, California the place she works as an aerospace structures engineer. a spot known as the Bla-Bla Café is her first book.

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