LEGENDS OF THE CANYON - 1960s L.A. FOLK SCENE
U.S. documentary. The assassination of President Kennedy and the arrival of the Beatles two months later resulted in the launch of the 1960s generation gap. Musically, folk bands went electric and kids everywhere picked up their first guitar and started to play. Now add marijuana and LSD to the mix and you have a youth counter culture with their own lifestyles and musical soundtrack.
Rare photos, 8mm film footage and many interviews tell the story of the hippie/stoner enclave of musicians and artists that inhabited Laurel Canyon in the Hollywood Hills in the 1960s. The Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Modern Folk Quartet, The Mamas and the Papas, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt and more.
Henry Diltz, a member of the Modern Folk Quartet, picked up a camera in a junk shop while on tour and inadvertently launched a career as a famed rock group photographer. Diltz, whose photographs appear on many well-known LP covers as well as magazines and books, narrates this story of the Laurel Canyon neighborhoods and the artists that lived and created music in the area.
Lots of behind-the-scenes stories of how groups and songs came about and how the Sunset Strip scene developed around clubs such as the Whiskey a Go-Go and the Troubadour.
Plus these bonus selections...
MODERN FOLK QUARTET ON SHINDIG! 1965
Oct-14-65. Zsa Zsa Gabor introduces the Modern Folk Quartet who perform the jangle pop song, "Come On In" on Shindig! TV show.
PHIL SPECTOR - TV TALK SHOW 1966
Feb-23-66. This is weird. Phil was not scheduled to be a guest but, nonetheless, he walks out of the audience and looking rather scruffy takes a seat on the stage and begins to argue with actor Phil Foster who takes none of Phil's eccentricities in good humor and instead insults the heck out of him.
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