Grammy Museum in Downtown Los Angeles and Upcoming Laurel Canyon Show

We travel Laurel Canyon everyday, either during tours of Hollywood, running errands, or a power walk after the gym.  It’s amazing the contributions this eclectic area made to the music industry decades ago.  The Grammy Museum in Downtown Los Angeles will have an exhibition in May which will concentrate on this vibrant community above The Sunset Strip.

From The Grammy Museum website:

LAUREL CANYON

The Grammy Museum will focus some attention on music from its own backyard in L.A. with an  exhibition coming in May looking at the Laurel Canyon scene of the late 1960s and early ’70s.

The Laurel Canyon scene encompassed the folk-rock singer-songwriter genre  that flourished there four decades ago when Joni Mitchell, Carole King, James Taylor, Neil Young and his buddies in Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and numerous others lived or hung out in the hilly terrain above Hollywood.

The Grammy Museum
The Grammy Museum

Currently on display among other exhibits:

BARRY WHITE, UNLIMITED LOVE

Barry White was a composer, songwriter, producer and had one of the most distinctive voices in music. When you say his name you’d be hard-pressed to follow it with the name of any other recording artist with such a huge international fan base. A two-time GRAMMY Award winner, White has been referred to around the world as “The Maestro” a tribute to his impressive stage performances which always included his Love Unlimited Orchestra. He was the “maestro” at crafting music that blended soul, funk, pop and disco. During his 40-year career, White had numerous gold and platinum albums and singles with combined sales of over 100 million.

Located on the third floor, Barry White, Unlimited Love provides a unique look into the life and career of Barry White. Featuring items from White’s own personal collection, this small exhibit will be on display through May 2014.