November 21, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Laurel Canyon wasn't much to look at in those days - a few modest bungalows and log cabins crammed between an occasional faded mansion left over from the time when it was a secluded, semi-rural retreat for Hollywood's silent-movie stars.
And yet from the quiet of that densely wooded canyon on Hollywood's edge came a music revolution that would change popular culture.
The sights and sounds of that revolution have been captured and transported nearly intact from the canyon's serpentine streets to LA's Grammy Museum, in an exhibition called "California Dreamin': The Sounds of Laurel Canyon 1965-1977."
The just-opened exhibition is filled with vintage photos, instruments, music and other memorabilia from the days the canyon was home to Frank Zappa, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell and dozens of others.