The BBC Documentary :: Laurel Canyon, LA And Beyond

The BBC produced documentaries that take on the mythical American west, or Americana, consistently impress.   The footage found after the jump is no exception. Presently, via YouTube, is the network's take on the music coming out of Los Angeles, beginning in the mid-60s with the Byrds, on through its eventual, comparatively bleak, decline. Broken up in 7 segments the doc is a great visual companion for anyone who appreciated Barney Hoskyns, excellent L.A. history,"Waiting For The Sun," its follow-up "Hotel California," or Michael Walker's "Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood."

After the jump: Video - Part one of seven.....

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