For the first time ever, go behind-the-scenes on a guided hiking tour through 1960's rock and roll paradise! See the former homes of Neil Young (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), John Lennon (the Beatles), Frank Zappa (Mothers of Invention), Glenn Frey (the Eagles), Jackson Browne, Paul Rothchild (Doors' Producer), Arthur Lee (Love), Slash (Guns N' Roses), John Mayall (Bluesbreakers), Ginger Rogers (dancer), Bette Davis (actress), and more! Along the way you will learn about the nature and history of Laurel Canyon, and see the most beautiful scenic views of LA !!!!!
Joni Mitchell recalls L.A.'s Laurel Canyon reputation the 1960s and 1970s: "When I first came out to L.A. in 1968, my photographer Joel Bernstein found an old book in a flea market that said: Ask anyone in America where the craziest people live and they'll say Los Angeles. Ask anyone in Los Angeles where the craziest people live and they'll tell you Hollywood. Ask anyone in Hollywood where the craziest people live and they'll say Laurel Canyon."
What to bring: comfortable shoes, wide brimmed hat, bottled water, sunscreen. We will be hiking approximately 2-3 miles of mountain terrain (moderate fitness level required) with spectacular views. Tour goes for about 2 hours. Daily tours available at sunrise and sunset.
Greetings, friends! Thank you for visiting our website, and welcome to our little slice of heaven in the hills. As a seasoned residents of Laurel Canyon, we're excited to give you a local insider point of view, and take you on a journey back in time. Memories will come to life as we ascend to the summit of the Kirkwood Bowl, where you will see L.A. like you've never seen it before! Along the way, we'll show you the former homes of legendary rock stars, and tell stories about the nature and history of L.A.’s most magical and mythical neighborhood: Laurel Canyon.
Neil Young lived in this cabin he called "the shack" where he wrote the songs
"Mr. Soul", "Broken Arrow", and "Expecting to Fly". At the time, he was lead guitarist for one of the first country-rock bands: Buffalo Springfield.
Members of the Doors including John Densmore and Jim Morrison lived in the garage apartment of this historic "European storybook" home owned by a local psychic and fortune teller with a mysterious past.
Jackson Browne's took up residence in this home with famed artist manager and music publisher Billy James. Browne collaborated with neighbor Glen Frey on the song "Take it Easy" which became the debut single for the Eagles in 1972.
John Lennon lived in Laurel Canyon during his "Lost Weekend" from 1972-1973 where he partied with the Hollywood Vampires and go into all sorts of shenanigans.
Frank Zappa lived in this little house before he was famous and this is where he met his wife Gail.
Also known as the Kirkwood Casino & Health Club, this is where Glen Frey and the Eagles played poker and watched Monday Night Football.
John Mayall is an English blues musician and one of the first to discover Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton who popularized the 1959 Gibson Les Paul Sunburst later made famous by Jimmy Page.
This 24/7 party house was home to Paul Rothchild who produced all the Doors albums except their last, L.A. Woman (after he got in a huge fight with Morrison and quit). He also produced the demo for Crosby , Stills, and Nash that got them signed to a record deal.
Arthur Lee was a pioneer of psychedelic rock and had a profound influence on the fashion and style of Jimi Hendrix. He was also good friends with Jim Morrison and helped the Doors get signed to Elektra records.
Scenic sightseeing tour. Approximately 2 hours. Price per person.
Available for private group tours
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