The Music of the Canyon
|Photo by Henry Diltz. Barry McGuire. I just might knit Larry a sweater like this and pair it with some flower-power jeans!|
Last week, Larry and I visited The Grammy Museum, DTLA, especially to view the exhibit, "California Dreamin': The Sounds of Laurel Canyon, 1965-1977." Of course, before we hit the second floor where this traveling exhibit was housed, we viewed a few other floors to soak up the grammy vibe. We were especially enchanted by the "Blue Notes Records: The Finest in Jazz" exhibit. The vintage Blue Note record cover art was fantastic. Reid Miles designed most of the Blue Note covers in the 1950s and 1960s. Knockout design!
The Laurel Canyon exhibit was good, mostly photographs by Henry Diltz, graphic timelines, advertisements of the various folk clubs in the L.A. area, short films, memorabilia, clothing and artifacts owned by some of the performers.
|The original auto radiator bag for Jackson Browne's album|
|Timeline for the Laurel Canyon Music Days|
The clubs in West Hollywood associated with the Laurel Canyon Sound
|I frequented the folk and roots club, The Ash Grove most often|
This was MY era of music. I was listening, buying and participating in the music of this time in Los Angeles. My brother was actively involved in the folk and roots community and I was lucky enough to tag along and soak it up. Later, when I was in high school, this folk-rock sound was in full force.
|Photo by Henry Diltz. Joni Mitchell. Check out that cool knitted dress!|
It was a very nostalgic exhibit. I wanted more.