The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation
or Dave McGowan takes us back to the one and ONLY, Laurel Canyon Rock Scene
Our Guest is Dave McGowan, author of a very intriguing series of articles about a strange story, a bit of hippie era history as recounted by people who were there but whose memories may or may not be “intact”. Thus the title :The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation.
Okay Boomers, let’s do some time trip’n with Dave McGowan, back to the crazy, hazy dayz of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Location, Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles County, California! Yes, somethin’ was happen’n there, and it wasn’t exactly clear. Until now. Rock historian Dave McGowan will take us back to the groovy pad called “The Log Cabin” and we’ll hang with Jim Morrison, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Jimmy Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Mamas and The Papas, Mike Nesmith, Cory Wells, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and on and on, Man.
Any one who was anyone in the rock scene in the ‘60s and ‘early ‘70s drifted through Laurel Canyon. Why? To quote from our guests series, “Perhaps Neil Young said it best when he told an interviewer that he couldn’t really say why he headed out to LA circa 1966; he and others “were just going like Lemmings.”
So put on a tie-dye t-shirt, this will be, “Far Our, Man!”
Dave McGowan’s website – CLICK HERE.
Article: Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation
Part I – CLICK HERE.
GREAT Mamas and the Papas and Doors tunes, video cruise, and rockers slide show!
The Doors – L.A. Woman Official Video by the late Ray Manzarak
Jim Morrison’s House in the “Canyon”
“Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young” Left to Right – Neil Young, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Stephen Stills
“The Doors” Left to Right – John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison, Robbie Krieger
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