Tuesday, October 20, 2009
San Francisco: 1965-1970. This city became the mecca for hippies and the epicenter of "Flower Power" music. The small community of Haight Ashbury was inundated by young people from all over the country. Many popular bands emerged from San Francisco including: The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The New Breed, The Wildflower, The Great Society, Quicksilver Messenger Service, etc.
(Alec Paleo, Jim Marshall, Charles Weever Cushman)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Rock and Roll's most legendary neighborhood. Laurel Canyon is a canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was first developed in the 1910s, and became a part of the city of Los Angeles in 1923. Laurel Canyon found itself a nexus of counterculture activity and attitudes in the 1960s, becoming famous as home to many of L.A.'s top rock musicians, such as Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison of The Doors, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and Love. Joni Mitchell, living in the home in the Canyon that was immortalized in the song, "Our House", written by her then-lover, Graham Nash, would use the area and its denizens as inspiration for her third album, Ladies of the Canyon. The bohemian spirit from that time period endures to this day, and every year residents gather for a group photograph at the country market.
Eric Clapton in Mama Cass's backyard
(Henry Diltz, Jim Marshall, Harvey Kuberick)