Former Location-

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’ second album, “Sweet Baby James”  which was released in February 1970 by Warner Brothers Records.

The album  reached #3 on the Billboard Album Charts and has been certified 3X Platinum (more then 3,000,000 sold) by the RIAA.


Side One:
Sweet Baby James
Lo and Behold
Sunny Skies
Steamroller Blues
Country Road
Oh, Susannah

Side Two:
Fire and Rain
Anywhere Like Heaven
Oh Baby, Don’t You Loose Your Lip on Me
Suite for 20 G


James Taylor – guitar, vocals
Carole King – piano, vocals
Danny Kortchmar – guitar
Red Rhodes – steel guitar
John London – bass
Randy Meisner – bass
Bobby West – double bass
Chris Darrow – fiddle, violin
Russ Kunkel – drums

The Farm Commune
3600 Barham Boulevard
Burbank CA 90068

The Farm