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Episode 103: Laurel Canyon

Joni Mitchell, David Crosby and Eric Clapton photographed by Henry Diltz, Laurel Canyon, 1968

On this week’s episode, Chanty takes you back to a time when eucalyptus trees hung in front yards, people went cabin to cabin playing each other their new music, and musicians would gather at the store to smoke on the wall, have a chat and see where the night took them. We’re going to LAUREL CANYON.

Using Michael Walker’s book Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll’s Legendary Neighbourhood, Chanty tells Lynx about this neighbourhood that inspired some of the biggest artists of our time.

How can a place in time be a Muse? In a Muses first, we discuss how a time and place in rock and roll history could be the inspiration behind bands getting together (hello, Crosby, Stills and Nash), how relationships were formed and how this musical oasis turned darker as the generations passed. Today you’ll hear about Frank Zappa’s log cabin, Chris Hillman arriving at the Canyon, Josh Tillman mistaking it for Topanga Canyon and so much more. Have you ever wondered what Joni Mitchell’s house looked like back in the 60s? We’ve got you covered!