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

Spirit Discography

1968 – Spirit
1968 – The Family That Plays Together
1969 – Clear
1970 – Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
1972 – Feedback
1975 – Spirit of ’76
1975 – Son of Spirit
1976 – Farther Along
1977 – Future Games
1981 – The Adventures of Kaptain Kopter & Commander Cassidy in Potato Land
1984 – The Thirteenth Dream
1989 – Rapture in the Chambers
1990 – Tent of Miracles
1996 – California Blues

Sunset Highland Motel
6830 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90028