Today (Sunday, July 22) will be the sixth annual Love Street Festival in the Los Angeles community of Laurel Canyon. On hand to celebrate will be members of The Doors, The Monkees and The Mamas & the Papas.
The event will also co-inside with the 50th anniversary of release of the Doors’ track “Love Street.” The track was originally release as the B-side to their huge hit “Hello, I Love You.” What makes “Love Street” so special, was that it was written by the band’s singer Jim Morrison about Laurel Canyon’s Rothdell Trail, where he and his then girlfriend Pamela Courson used to live.
As well as Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore, there will be a whole host of other musicians and celebrities of the time attending the event including: Monkees singer Micky Dolenz, Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, and Johnny Echols,lead guitarist of the influential ’60s band Love.
The festival, will run from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT. There will be a special dedication ceremony, as well as musical performances, food and drink and plenty more.
The festival will also honor influential rock photographer Henry Diltz,as well as famed album-cover artist Gary Burden.
Money raised at the festival will go to We Are Laurel Canyon, a nonprofit organization that focuses on the preservation of the community’s open spaces and wildlife corridor.
For full details visit LoveStreetFestival.org for information.