Larry J Dunlap

Larry J Dunlap, author photo

Larry J Dunlap


Book 1 – Things We Lost in the Night, A Memoir of Love and Music in the 60s with Stark Naked and the Car Thieves

Thanks for visiting. For the last few years I’ve been researching and writing a memoir about my experiences in Stark Naked and the Car Thieves, a rock band traveling the west coast in the latter half on the 1960’s. Detailing our adventures, especially mine, has become a journey all on its own. NIGHT PEOPLE, the first of two books from Things We Lost in the Night: A Memoir of Love and Music in the 60s with Stark Naked and the Car Thieves is available at Amazon.com. TWLitN Book 2: Enchanted is set for release in early 2016.

There are several items here on the site relating to the book and its time and place. I hope you’ll find them interesting. Here are a few Excerpts from the book, some in audio format, some Blurbs, and the First Five Chapters, available under the THE BOOK menu, as well as a Playlist of Songs mentioned in the book as we were recording them, and information in the Larry J Dunlap Blog posts on a regular basis. If you want to know more about me, and why it fell to me to write this story you can visit Meet Larry.



Indy Reads Books hosts a signing plus interview and discussion in downtown Indianapolis for NIGHT PEOPLE, Book 1, Things We Lost in the Night


VICTORIA DRANE, Night People’s book promoter, is hosting and moderating a Book Party at INDY READS BOOKS, a wonderful eclectic bookstore in downtown Indianapolis, Sunday October 10. It will feature DAVE DUNN, lead singer from Stark Naked and the Car Thieves, and JUNE and JOHN CLAIR, editors of the book. For more information, here’s THE FLYER for the event.

Dave Dunn, lead singer of Stark Naked and the Car Thieves from the book, Night People, Book 1, Things We Lost in the Night.

Dave Dunn in 1969

John & June Clair, editors

John & June Clair

Promoting Night People, Things We Lost in the Night

Victoria Drane


Larry Dunlap lived it. His memoir NIGHT PEOPLE‘ is a frank, funny, frenzied chronicle of the 60’s music scene.”  –  Susan Shapiro, New York Times bestselling memoirist


A very entertaining and fabulous read. Provides an insight into the lives and workings of an up and coming rock band during the 60s. A very enjoyable read. I would recommend for more mature and sophisticated students.”
– Jane Elwel – NetGalley Review


Night People is a wonderful book, I found myself forgetting that it was a biography. I never lost interest. Author Dunlap is such a beautiful writer. I found myself lost in the book, as if I was watching a really good movie. Bravo! I’m looking forward to reading your next book. 5 Stars”     – J.L. Clayton, guest review, SegnaLibro.co.uk


  1. Bill Landrey   •  

    A great read ,couldn’t put the book down.

    • Larry J Dunlap   •     Author

      Thanks, Bill. That’s the best thing a author can ever hear (or read). Thanks for taking the time to say.

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