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On The Bookshelf: Doo-Wop, Diltz a Dreamgirl and more

From its beautiful, gold-edged pages to its lovely leather binding, “California Dreaming” by Henry Diltz is clearly a book to be treasured.

But the real treasure lies within this 344-page volume: the rich color photographs of music stars that, literally, no photographer other than Diltz —a musician turned photographer — would’ve been able to capture.

Tracking the long flight of The Swallows

Still spry at age 78, Eddie Rich walks and talks with the exuberance and excitement of a teenager when the subject is music. There were many great lead singers in the first generation of rhythm-and-blues vocal groups in the late 1940s and early 50’s. Eddie Rich is one of a precious few still remaining, and even rarer, still singing.