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10 Vintage Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip

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Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM
click to enlarge 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
  • Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press
  • Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip front cover

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)

click to enlarge ROCK 'N' ROLL BILLBOARDS OF THE SUNSET STRIP BY ROBERT LANDAU, PUBLISHED BY ANGEL CITY PRESS
  • 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)

click to enlarge ROCK 'N' ROLL BILLBOARDS OF THE SUNSET STRIP BY ROBERT LANDAU, PUBLISHED BY ANGEL CITY PRESS
  • Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press

8. Crosby, Stills and Nash (1970)

click to enlarge ROCK 'N' ROLL BILLBOARDS OF THE SUNSET STRIP BY ROBERT LANDAU, PUBLISHED BY ANGEL CITY PRESS
  • Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press

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

click to enlarge ROCK 'N' ROLL BILLBOARDS OF THE SUNSET STRIP BY ROBERT LANDAU, PUBLISHED BY ANGEL CITY PRESS
  • Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip by Robert Landau, published by Angel City Press

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