Cultural shifts and changing attitudes defined a generation and influenced generations to come, and the story reflects this.
Palm Springs, Calif. (PRWEB) January 09, 2013
Sex, drugs and rock and roll. This phrase is a staple of the 1960s and 1970s, but what really went on behind the music that classified this era?
In his novel 'Hollywood The Band,' Steven Jordan Brooks chronicles the efforts and hardships of a fictional rock band struggling to make it in the music industry against the backdrop of turbulent times. Based on Brooks’ personal experiences and professional knowledge, the story takes readers on a journey of drug culture, sexual attitudes, civil rights, women’s rights, counterculture and gay issues.
These political and social themes are revealed through the novel’s main characters and their reflections on the world around them. 'Hollywood The Band' also provides information for people interested in the entertainment industry, including many common mistakes and challenges still faced by musicians.
“I am a child of the ‘60s,” Brooks says. “My inspiration was the times. Cultural shifts and changing attitudes defined a generation and influenced generations to come, and the story reflects this.”
'Hollywood The Band' is a multi-dimensional novel about a time, place, generation and industry that continues to intrigue audiences today.
About the author
Steven Jordan Brooks received a bachelor's degree from California State University Northridge. He is a classically trained musician who worked in the music industry in various aspects. Brooks played professionally for a number of years in rock and roll bands. He then moved to management and production on the business side of the entertainment industry and worked in record production, agency, marketing, promotion, tour management, booking and sound/lighting. He left the music industry to pursue a career in education, teaching English and drama. He has produced and directed many plays and won awards for direction. Brooks is a native of Los Angeles and spent most of his life in the area until retiring to Palm Springs.