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Massive music festivals--Monterey, Woodstock, Altamont--ushered rock 'n' roll into the 1970s, the decade that would feature some of the greatest musical performances of all time. Rock bands were writing increasingly expansive concept albums with sweeping themes, and as venues expanded in tandem with their creative ambitions, they were inspired to create elaborate stage shows as vehicles for their music. Their records promised "theater of the mind," and concerts brought these dreams to life.Rock concerts became mega-entertainment experiences, with artists using every available piece of stagecraft -- lights, projections, backdrops, props, and costumes. Musicians created flamboyant personas, delivering high-octane performances characterized by musical virtuosity in over-the-top theatrical spectacles, or just plain rebellious grit. I bore witness to these fantastic concerts in and around Los Angeles, California... the "city of angels." This book celebrates more than three-dozen of these incredible tours including key performances by bands such as Led Zeppelin, Queen, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis, Heart, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Who and Yes. We'll share memories of those legendary concerts and reviews of the best video documents of the era, each band illuminated by a hand-picked collection of brilliant images by the best photojournalists of that time including Richard E. Aaron, Jorgen Angel, Fin Costello, Armando Gallo, Neal Preston, Jim Summaria, Lisa Tanner and Neil Zlowzower along with many others. This is their story, and ours....