SANTA BARBARA — Music journalist Joel Selvin will discuss his new book “Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars and the Myth of the California Paradise” during a virtual talk hosted by Chaucer’s Books.
The program is set for 6 p.m. April 12. To watch the talk, go to zoom.us/j/970892789005.
The book covers everyone from the Beach Boys to the Byrds and the Mamas & Papas. Central to the story is a group of students from the class of 1959 at University High School in West Los Angeles — a class that included Jan & Dean, Nancy Sinatra and future members of the Beach Boys.
For more information, go to www.chaucerbooks.com.
— Dave Mason