During the 1970s, rock bands were making expansive concept records with sweeping themes and their albums promised “theater of the mind” promoted by elaborate stage shows. This book celebrates more than 30 of these performances that used lights, projections, backdrops, props, and costumes to bring the albums to life in arenas packed with fans. Among the rock shows included are key tours by Led Zeppelin, Queen, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis, Heart, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Who, and Yes. Their stories are told through memories, reviews, and hand-picked images, some of them never before seen.
Rockin’ the City of Angels: Celebrating the Great Rock Shows of the 1970s, in Concert, on Record, and on Film, by Douglas Harr, Diego Spade Production, Inc., diegospadeproductions.com.