I'd like people who join this little blog to discuss the amazing hippy musicians who convened on a little town called Laurel Canyon, in West Los Angeles, to play their music together. Let's use our words, pictures and autographs to better describe the music, the scene, the decadence, the alliances and the fallouts of the greatest gathering of talented musicians ever to assemble in one place during such a short period of time.
The music movement in Laurel Canyon was also a reaction to the social and political injustices that the musicians saw happening all around them.
These young, idealistic musicians thought they could change the world, specifically the socioeconomic and political status quo that they so eagerly tried to escape. The late 60's and early 70's were turbulent times, with a lot of political and social upheaval. The hippies in Laurel Canyon were reacting to what they saw happening, particularly the war in Vietnam. They wrote lots of protest songs; songs of hope, change, of coming together, stopping the war, hanging out and learning to love one another.
Let's discuss the club's these musicians played in, along side other soon-to-be greats, in order to hone their skills and create new alliances. The clubs were a 5 minute hitchhike south of Laurel Canyon: The Roxy, Whisky-A-Go-Go, Troubadour and more.
This should be an amazing adventure. Won't you join me?
I welcome all your creative input and your memories.