Tag Archives: Rock N Roll in LA

Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock N Roll’s Famous Neighborhood

In the late sixties and early seventies, an impromptu collection of musicians colonized a eucalyptus-scented canyon deep in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles and melded folk, rock, and savvy American pop into a sound that conquered the world as thoroughly as the songs of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones had before them. Thirty years later, the music made […]

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Interpreting The Eagles’ Hotel California

“Hotel California” topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week in May 1977 and peaked at number 10 on the Easy Listening chart. Billboard ranked it number 19 on its 1977 Pop Singles year-end chart.  Three months after its first release, the single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), representing one million copies shipped. The […]

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Under The Covers

Watching the documentary “Under The Covers – A Magical Journey: Rock N Roll in LA in the 60’s – 70’s” featuring photographer Henry Diltz and artist Gary Burden and their work is like watching two old party buddies hang out and shoot the breeze. Except these two buddies design aesthetic have inserted themselves so far into the Laurel Canyon consciousness […]

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