A few posts ago I wrote about the lure of San Francisco in that Summer of Love, 1967. Interesting op-ed piece in Saturday's Times by Michael Walker. Walker's premise is that it was not San Francico, but Los Angeles where the music lived that summer. To be precise: Laurel Canyon.
As a matter of fact, Scott McKenzie's San Fransico was recorded in L.A. And the flowers he was wearing in his hair were picked in Laurel Canyon.
Among the rock stars who lived in Laurel Canyon were The Mamas and the Papas, Steven Stills, Carol King and Frank Zappa.
And the Doors lived there...
Listen to this!
YouTube - The Doors-When The Music's Over