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AUDIO: Van Dyke Parks (1973)

John Tobler, Rock's Backpages audio, 9 November 1973

The great man talks about many things, including his southern roots; Los Angeles and the California experience; acting in TV and movies as  kid; his early music experiences in LA; surfing, and the Beach Boys; his first album Song Cycle; Randy Newman, Ry Cooder, Lenny Waronker, and the whole Warner Bros. Records scene; Brian Wilson, and what happened to Smile; his Discover America, and the associated lawsuit, and writing songs with Lowell George (who makes an appearance)...


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