LA music tourist suggestions

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tgreg, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. Tgreg

    Tgreg Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Memphis, TN. USA
    Hi all, oddly..didn't see a thread about LA music tourist destinations, i.e. the whiskey, etc. Can someone recommend some good locations to see?

    A friend recommend these:

    Sunset Blvd: Whiskey Roxy Rainbow -Laurel Canyon, A &M RCA Capitol, Canters Deli
     
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  2. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

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    The Baked Potato, if you want a nice intimate and cool evening with lots of jazz (and baked potatoes) - lots of name players show up there
     
  3. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Tower Records on Sunset Blvd
    - pause for a moment of silence
     
  4. Tgreg

    Tgreg Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    bump; sorry..I searched and couldn't find anything..and wanted to ask the music experts here. Appreciate any insight
     
  5. Tgreg

    Tgreg Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    So is West Hollywood the "hippest" place to go..it looks like most of the legendary music places, etc. were there.
     
  6. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

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    If you're a Beatles fanatic, there's Blue Jay Way........(though don't know which house George Harrison stayed at).
     
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  7. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Venice Beach.. where one beautiful summer day in 1965, fate intervened and brought together Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek as they strolled on the beach.
    That very moment... The Doors were born.”
     
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  8. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    “...The Beach Boys Historic Landmark commemorates the site of the childhood home of Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys.
    The monument, located at 3701 W. 119th Street, Hawthorne, California, stands on the former location of the Wilsons' house, which was demolished in the mid-1980s during construction of the Century Freeway.
    Music industry notables such as Dick Clark and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were among the letter-writers who supported the BBHL's landmark application process.”

    Then, be sure to go on a Surfin’ Safari, where you can Catch A Wave and enjoy The Warmth Of The Sun.
     
  9. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    Canter's is good.

    Also recommend:

    The Baked Potato, particularly if Mike Landau is playing

    Largo, look for a Jon Brion Friday, if possible

    Amoeba Records

    CD Trader on Ventura

    Norm's Rare Guitars, right across the street from CD Trader

    Record Surplus down on Santa Monica
     
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  10. Tgreg

    Tgreg Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Anyone know best way to tour Laurel canyon?
     
  11. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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  12. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    Ash Grove (music club) - Wikipedia

    The Ash Grove was a folk music club located at 8162 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California, United States, founded in 1958 by Ed Pearl and named after the Welsh folk song, "The Ash Grove."

    In its fifteen years of existence, the Ash Grove altered the music scene in Los Angeles and helped many artists find a West Coast audience. Bob Dylan recalled that, "I'd seen posters of folk shows at the Ash Grove and used to dream about playing there...."chronicles volume one by bob dylan The club was a locus of interaction between older folk and blues legends, such as Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Earl Hooker and Muddy Waters, and young artists that produced the 'Sixties music revolution. Among those Pearl brought to the Ash Grove were Doc Watson, Pete Seeger, June Carter, Johnny Cash, Jose Feliciano, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, Johnny Otis, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ian and Sylvia, Kathy and Carol, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, New Lost City Ramblers, The Weavers, The Greenbriar Boys, Lightnin' Hopkins, Luke "Long Gone" Miles, Barbara Dane, Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie, Rising Sons, Mance Lipscomb, Guy and Candie Carawan, John Jacob Niles, Bukka White, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Shines, John Fahey, Willie Dixon, Lonnie Mack and Kris Kristofferson.​

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  14. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    Palomino Club (North Hollywood) - Wikipedia

    The Palomino Club was a music venue in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles. It opened in 1949 and was the best-known country music club in Los Angeles for decades, closing in 1995. It was called "Country Music's most important West Coast club" by the Los Angeles Times and named national Club of the Year by "Performance" touring talent trade magazine. It featured such performers as the Everly Brothers, Rick Nelson, Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Buck Owens, Patsy Cline, Delaney Bramlett, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Johnny Carver, Jerry Jeff Walker, Hoyt Axton, Tanya Tucker, and Willie Nelson, and was also a popular hangout for other country entertainers such as Merle Haggard and Jerry Lee Lewis. Lewis played there at least once a year from 1957 to 1987. Elvis Presley at least once strolled in unheralded and took in a set.​

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  15. Deja Doh

    Deja Doh Forum Resident

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    The Hollywood Palladium and The Pantages and The Avalon (formerly The Palace) are in the area. For the Palace (now Avalon), is where the Ramones performed their last show.

    The Troubadour and Dan Tana's for some Italian right next door.
     
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  16. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Senior Member

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  17. Tgreg

    Tgreg Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Memphis, TN. USA
     
  18. Tgreg

    Tgreg Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Memphis, TN. USA
    Unless I'm over looking it, it is amazing that there isn't a music focused tour, like there is for Hollywood...saw whiskey, Roxy...too bad you can't just go in and look.i would have thought that some of these places would market their history, more... With merchandise, tours, etc.... apparently they don't "have" to and are vibrant clubs..going by troubadour tommorow, hope I can look around
     
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  19. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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  20. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

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    Some enterprising forum members should organize a tour company in LA. There's a company (maybe more than one) that takes tourists to sites of Hollywood scandals and deaths, so why not music oriented sites? Granted, Hollywood has a larger audience than music, but I think there's a market for that type of tour. I'd go there once or twice to month to handle a weekend shift on the bus!
     
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  21. georgespigott

    georgespigott You fill me with inertia.

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    Another vote for Amoeba Records and the Capitol Records building. I quite liked the Grammy Museum

    You can go visit the final resting place of Johnny Ramone at Hollywood Forever.
     
  22. Newbos

    Newbos Active Member

    Pamela des Barres does LA tours of rock landmarks with her own inside commentary. Great fun.
     
  23. Tgreg

    Tgreg Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    no tours pending and I"m leaving tuesday.....do you know the best way to see laurey canyon? I assume uber to the canyon store and look around?
     
  24. fatwad666

    fatwad666 Forum Resident

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  25. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

    I'd love to see Sound Recorders Studio but it's no longer there...
     

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