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