10 Vintage Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip

Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip front cover
Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip front cover
Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press

L.A. billboards advertise all sorts of things -- upcoming films, non-profit organizations or strip clubs. But in an earlier time, more billboards were all about music.

Robert Landau's new book Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip displays the rise of that music genre and its influence through hand-painted ads on Sunset Blvd. Here are some photos from the book to that will take you back to a groovier time.

10. 10cc / Deceptive Bends, (1977, Mercury)

10 Vintage Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip
Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press

9. Rolling Stones / Love You Live, (1977, Rolling Stones/Atlantic)

10 Vintage Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip
Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press

8. Crosby, Stills and Nash (1970)

10 Vintage Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip
Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press

7. Donna Summer / Live and More (1978, Casablanca)

10 Vintage Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip
Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press

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6. Pink Floyd / Animals, (1977, Columbia)

10 Vintage Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip
Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press

5. Cher / Take Me Home (1979, Casablanca)

10 Vintage Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip
Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press

4. Randy Newman / Born Again (1979, Warner Bros./Reprise)

10 Vintage Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip
Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press

Up next: Linda Ronstadt

 

3. Linda Ronstadt / Living in the USA (1978, Asylum)

10 Vintage Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip
Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press

2. UFO / Obsession (1978, Chrysalis)

10 Vintage Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip
Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press

1. The Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California, c. 1979

10 Vintage Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip
Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press

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