Pop and folk stars in the late 1960s and early '70s may have played on the Sunset Strip but they jammed and lived in Laurel Canyon. Entire albums have been dedicated to L.A.'s musical Shangri-La, namely Joni Mitchell's Ladies of the Canyon. Harvey Kubernik's 2009 book, Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon (with photographs by Henry Diltz), called it a “ZIP code with its own playlist.” After two L.A.-themed exhibits in the past two years, including one chronicling The Beach Boys, the Grammy Museum's latest collection, “California Dreamin': The Sounds of Laurel Canyon, 1965-1977,” zooms in on the hillside enclave — with reference to Kubernik's tome — that was home to countless singer-songwriters of the era, from Mitchell to Crosby, Stills & Nash to The Doors. In addition to such artifacts as instruments from the Modern Folk Quartet, Jim Morrison's writing chair, Arthur Lee's Flying V guitar and Cass Elliot's hand-painted chair, the exhibit draws heavily on the work of Diltz, the official photographer of Woodstock and the Monterey Pop Festival, and the man behind the album covers of Crosby, Stills & Nash's debut, The Doors' Morrison Hotel and James Taylor's Sweet Baby James. The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., dwntwn.; thru Nov. 30; $12.95, $11.95 students & seniors, $10.95 children. (213) 765-6800, grammymuseum.org.

May 9-Nov. 30, 2014
(Expired: 11/30/14)

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