Cassie is a beautiful, coltish, wholesome, feisty and intelligent Indiana girl who, terrified of ending up like her mother, "married by 20 and stuck in Indiana for the rest of her life," heads for California, determined to be part of all that`s changing in the world. Lola is a force of nature, a wild child, a beautiful actress who hails from a line of Hollywood royalty, also a bartender. Junie is a perky and adorable high school girl living in Canoga Park, a die-hard Beatles` fan with a particular fondness for Paul McCartney. Lou is the lead singer for a club band, something of a mother figure to the young hippies and rock `n roll types crowding her Laurel Canyon home who takes newly arrived Cassie under her wing. Billy is a heartthrob and future superstar who has immediate chemistry with Cassie.