Riot on Sunset Strip Luxuriamusic. Michael Blodgett was the host; he passed away a few weeks ago, so this week is a tribute to Michael. Aloha, from Santa Monica, California.
The Sunset Strip curfew riotsalso known as the " hippie riots", were a series of early counterculture -era clashes that took place between police and young people on the Sunset Strip in HollywoodCaliforniabeginning in the summer of and continuing on and off through the early s. Inannoyed residents and business owners in the district had encouraged the passage of strict p. Hours before the protest one of L.
It was a cool California night, February Poet and writer Bill Ehrhart was an year-old Marine. He was enjoying a weekend with friends before his deployment.
I did some hanging out there as a teenager and have some great memories about it that the book brought back to life. Although most of the emphasis is on the Sunset Strip, the book also covers the music scene in Southern California in general. He gets into the black music in South Central L. What unifies it all is that special time period.
I laced my high-tops in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I grew up under a cloud of many illusions, one of which was the idea that Los Angeles was not worth visiting. As part of this Northern California superiority narrative, the revolution of the s was a San Francisco and Berkeley thing. Nothing of consequence happened in the sun-blasted parking lot that called itself Los Angeles.
O ne Saturday night in November,a Los Angeles city bus stopped in the middle of the road. The most determined made their way into the bus, while the riders fled. As the rioters got on top of the bus, one held a dislodged street sign — like a banner — in his hand.
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All of them speculating on why middle-class, mainly white, youths should riot on a street better known for elegant Hollywood nightspots. Business leaders railed against the newcomers, claiming they were causing late-night traffic congestion. Their answer: remove the island, widen the road, put in a three-way traffic signal and turn the locale into a high-rise business area. To facilitate their plan, local businesses pressed the city council to pass ordinances that would ban loitering, establish a 10pm curfew, and demolish the building once and for all.
Save item Buy from Amazon UK. The riots on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip took place in the summer and fall of As riots go, they were a far cry from those that afflicted the city during either Watts or those inspired by the Rodney King beating in
The Sunset Strip curfew riotsalso known as the " hippie riots", were a series of early counterculture -era clashes that took place between police and young people on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California in By the mid s, The Sunset Strip had become a place dominated by young members of the hippie and rock and roll counterculture. While this brought many artistic initiatives to the neighborhood, problems simultaneously arose in the form of alcohol and drug abuse and the disturbance of traffic. Inthe city's administration implemented a handful of measures to curtail the growing nuisance, they targeted the Strip's most prominent rock club, the Whisky a Go Goforcing its managers to change its name to the Whisk.