Mapping Sunset Boulevard’s musical history
Sunset Boulevard is virtually synonymous with music in Los Angeles, and is mentioned in hundreds of songs by artists — Steely Dan, Tupac Shakur, Donna Summer, Grant Lee Buffalo, to name but a few.
Given the proper guidance, it’s possible to glide westbound along Sunset’s 22 miles from downtown Los Angeles to the beach without once using your blinker and cruise past musical sites that have helped define pop culture, from the Beach Boys and the Rolling Stones to punk rock and hip-hop.
- Follow this map of Sunset Boulevard’s musical memories
- Sunset Boulevard’s key musical moments from 1924 to now
- Music mogul Lou Adler: The Sunset Strip’s musical commander in chief
- These days Echo Park draws more hipster foot traffic than the Sunset Strip