Sunset Highland Motel

The Family That Plays TogetherFormer location, currently called Budget Inn.

If this place could talk! If you were an up-and-coming band in the 60’s and 70’s, this is where the record companies would put you up, if you were lucky.

The great L.A. band Spirit posed themselves on a staircase here for the cover of their second album, 1968’s “The Family That Plays Together“. The cover photo was shot by Guy Webster and the album was produced by Lou Adler and Bob Irwin.


Side One:
I Got a Line on You
It Shall Be
Poor Richard
Silky Sam
Darlin’ If

Side Two:
It’s All the Same
Jewish California
Dream Within a Dream
She Smiles
Aren’t You Glad


Jay Ferguson – lead vocals, keyboards, percussion
Randy California – lead guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals, bass
John Locke – keyboards
Mark Andes – bass, backing vocals
Ed Cassidy – drums, percussion

Sunset Highland Motel
6830 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90028