Laurel Canyon Tour
This is a short driving tour of The Doors locations at and around Laurel Canyon Blvd. This includes the Canyon Country Store, Jim and Pam's residence on Rothdell Trail, and Jim, John and Robby's residence on Lookout Mountain.
From the Alta Cienega, drive up to Sunset Blvd and take a right. Keep driving down Sunset. You will pass some of the Sunset locations such as The Comedy Store (Ciro's), The Hyatt, The Doors billboard and Chateau Marmont. Once you reach Laurel Canyon Blvd, take a left. Keep on Laurel Canyon Blvd for about a mile and you will reach the Canyon Country Store.
Canyon Country Store2108 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Due to the fact that Jim and Pam lived right next door to Canyon Country Store, they no doubt visited the store all the time, as did most of the rock and roll royalty that lived in the Canyon at that time. This is the store immortalized in The Doors song "Love Street" - the "store where the creatures meet". On any given day back in the '60s, you might have run into Jim Morrison, David Crosby, Mama Cass or Frank Zappa.. just to name a few.
If you go outside the store and onto Rothdell Trail, one of the first houses you will see is Jim and Pam's house. This was the house on "Love Street". It supposedly still has the original shower stall from when Jim lived there, preserved and hidden behind a remodeled bathroom wall. The residence was set ablaze by an arsonist in 2011, but as you can see, the main structure was saved.
Rothdell Trail residence8021 Rothdell Trail
For the next location, you will need to get back into the car. Get back on Laurel Canyon Blvd and drive until you get to Lookout Mountain Avenue where you will take a left. Note that there are MANY stories of paranormal activities at the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Lookout Mountain Ave. Once on Lookout Mountain Avenue, drive until you get to address 8826.
Lookout Mountain residence8826 Lookout Mountain Avenue
This house, built in 1939, is where Jim lived with Robby and John in 1966. It was here that one day Jim went for a walk in a depressed mood, only to come back having written the lyrics for "People Are Strange".
That finishes up the Love Street tour.
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