Cyrus Faryar, a member of the Modern Folk Quartet rented a place called The Farm, which was nothing more than a small commune with little sheds and barns. It was located behind what are now the Oakwood At Toluca Hills Apartments where Rick James died.
In 1969, Henry Diltz was asked to create publicity shots for a newcomer named James Taylor. Henry was a friend of Cyrus and suggested to James that they finish their photo shoot at his commune. One of the dozens of pictures taken that day became the cover of James’ breakthrough record, Sweet Baby James.
The Farm Commune
3600 Barham Boulevard
Burbank CA 90068