California Dreamin’

The Box House is located in historic Laurel Canyon.  In the 1960’s and 1970’s, just as San Francisco was having its own Summer of Love, this famous canyon at the heart of Los Angeles was also in full bloom with songs that would define the moment and written by bands that would define a generation.  

Laurel Canyon drew a group of musicians and “hippies” who would combine folk and country influences into rock and roll and change the history of music forever and serve as an incubator for a “golden age” of popular music.

The song “California Dreamin’”  by The Mamas & The Papas would come to identify this Laurel Canyon movement and spread throughout the entire music culture within California, the United States and around the World.

You can listen to the past and present sounds of Laurel Canyon on Laurel Canyon Radio or read this insightful Vanity Fair article about the musical history of the canyon.