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  posted on 4/6/2015 at 06:55 PM
Cool article on the Laurel Canyon music scene of the late '60' to early '70's through the eyes of the musicians that lived there.

It would've been a cool place to live back then. I always thought I was born about 5-7 years too late.

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/02/laurel-canyon-music-scene?mbid=so cial_facebook#2

 
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  posted on 4/6/2015 at 08:13 PM

Thanks for the link. That was an interesting read. Nothing really new but some great quotes.

Blooby

 

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  posted on 4/6/2015 at 08:44 PM
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Thanks for the link. That was an interesting read. Nothing really new but some great quotes.

Blooby


That's what I thought. Made me yank out my dvd of Don Kirshner's Rock Concert of The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne. This was back when The Eagles were still Country Rock and had Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. I think On the Border was The Eagles new album and Late for the Sky was Jackson Browne's.

 

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  posted on 4/7/2015 at 12:38 PM
That was really a great read and thanks for posting. It was mentioned that Mama Cass and David Crosby among others hung together at her home quite a bit. What I've read previously was that they used to love to shoot up together. Of course, Mama Cass died very young. David admitted in the article that there were a lot of hard drugs going on, but he didn't get specific.

Interesting that Michelle Phillips (a member of The Mamas and Papas with Mama Cass) said that the Manson murders were really what put an end to the L.A. hippie/party/crash pad scene. "I started carrying a gun in my purse", she said. Manson's prosecutor and the author of Helter Skelter, Vincent Bugliosi, has said exactly the same thing.

I was a 14 year old living in L.A. at the time of the Manson murders, and yeah, the entire town was in shock over it. When it came out at the trial who had done it, a bunch of hippies who lived in a commune with a crazy disciple as their leader, I think that's when the distrust of hippies really started to sink into the town.

Here's another tidbit: We didn't know it when the murders occurred, because it only came out later, and the Manson clan had already moved to the desert. But The Spahn Movie Ranch in Box Canyon, where the clan lived at the time of the murders, was about 8 miles from our family's home in Simi Valley. I am friends on Facebook with a couple of different girls who lived in Simi back when I did. One told me her parents used to drop her off at The Spahn Ranch on weekends quite a bit to spend a day horseback riding. That's one of the ways the clan made money. Another one told me she sat in the kitchen with Charlie and others having coffee one time. She also dated one of the clan members who later did hard time for murder while in the clan. "He was a nice guy", she said. Obviously she saw ONE side of him.

Back then, no one knew!



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  posted on 4/7/2015 at 12:56 PM
I echo comments above, thanks for posting, it was an interesting read.

robslob - wow, talk about a brush with infamy - wonder what those women think in hindsight, actually being around Manson.

 

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