In the 1960s, Laurel Canyon became famous as home to many of L.A.’s top rock musicians and bands, including The Byrds, Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison, the Buffalo Springfield and Love. Joni Mitchell, lived in the home that was immortalized in “Our House“, written by her then lover Graham Nash. Joni would later celebrate other residents of the canyon on “Ladies of the Canyon“, her third album.
John Mayall spent some time in the canyon which became the basis for his great “Blues from Laurel Canyon“ album.
You can also find the Laurel Canyon Store here, and if you are lucky, you may see a famous Rock star or two shopping there.
Additionally, the cover shot of the album “Waiting for the Sun“ by The Doors was shot in Laurel Canyon by Paul Ferrara.
Other famous past and current residents include:
Eric Burdon, David Byrne, Alice Cooper, David Crosby, Micky Dolenz, Cass Elliot, Fabian, Glenn Frey, Jackson Browne, Jimi Hendrix, Chris Hillman, Anthony Kiedis, Carol King, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzerek, John Mayall, Justin Timberlake, Peter Tork, Brian Wilson and Neil Young
Los Angeles, CA
Home Sweet Home
I guess i’m one of the lucky few to have truely been blessed in my life to have grown up in the canyon. I miss you Mr. Bird and living across the street from Huodini’s Estate. I remember going to Frank Zappa’s Cave an listening to Alexander Bizentine play drums. It sure was wild. I still remember Fonya an Bernie an the girls. My mother Was Rock’nRobin which as Mario the awesome an aww inspiring owner of the Whiskey knows helped shape the face of music in the canyon in the late 70’s an early 80’s. Thank you God for allowing this now 38yr old kid to be so lucky to have lived a life so filled with love at 1402 Laurel Canyon Rd. Love and Respect to all the fore said peoples so much. Thank you all for such an amazing life guys. You never know our paths may one day cross again.
What a beautiful testimony of a time in history full of peace, love and everlasting music. I can only imagine being amongst people so talented and supportive of each other.
My mama said look out for those bad girls that live in the canyon.
I am a fan of the original Star Trek. I just watched a movie about Susan Oliver and it said she lived in Laurel Canyon. Would you happen to know where? Just curious because it seemed she had it together, but unfortunately trusted people who took advantage of her investments.
Thanks much if you are able to help.
I am in the canyon now, history lives
Now a lot of rockers and friends hang out in Ventura on weekends.