Things We Lost in the Night: A Memoir of Love and Music in the 60s with Stark Naked and the Car Thieves (Night People) (Volume 1)
Stage lights silhouette the crowd when the curtain goes up. The stomach butterflies disappear with the throbbing pulse of a bass guitar intro. Tomorrow holds no promise of a pay-check, but tonight people pay to hear you sing–and that heady rush alone feels like a naked drug racing you higher.
Dunlap recalls the mid-to-late sixties when he sang with Stark Naked and the Car Thieves, a rock band that rose to modest fame in North Beach, Hollywood, L.A., and Las Vegas. Whether or not you remember the swift intoxicating music of that era or the seismic shift of mores that burst from the free-love movement, this memoir captures the beat of that misty time when the country suffered “a growing thirst for individual freedom, a desire to escape from an ever-darkening shadow of war, and a national hangover following the public murder of a young and popular president.”
More raconteur than writer, Dunlap cuts deep into the psyche of his own free fall that took an Indiana boy away from his home town, wife and children, and cast him on the top of a nightclub heap, lost in a world of glitter and lights.
Larry J. Dunlap
Claremont Villiage Press