Dave McGowan – More on Laurel Canyon Rock Music Scene


1-Laurel-Canyon-FB-72 Dave McGowan, author of a very intriguing series of articles and soon to be published book, tentativley titled, “The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation” is making his second visit on Far Out Radio. When Dave was on last March 27, 2013 we covered the very beginnings of Laurel Canyon when it was a dusty remote playground area for Hollywood’s silent film stars and other unusual artist types all the way through to the end of the ’50s.

This program we pick up the story at the beginning of the 60s when the rock’n rollers and the hippies moved in and started their pot filled, hazy, crazy dayz. nearly everyone who was anyone in the rock scene drifted through and spent time in Laurel Canyon.

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
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”
Morrisons House

“Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young” Left to Right – Neil Young, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Stephen Stills
Crosby Stills

“The Doors” Left to Right – John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison, Robbie Krieger

The Doors

Cool Old Time Los Angeles and Laurel Canyon Pinterest Board:

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Thank you for listening,


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