30 Vintage Candid Photos of Rockstars Living in Laurel Canyon

By Sarah Norman | June 6, 2023

Don Henley treated the scene like rock 'n' roll school

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For Henley, the Laurel Canyon scene wasn't just hanging out at the store and the Troubadour in between gigs. He soaked up all the information he could in order to better his songwriting. He explained:

It was great scene because a lot of people trying to write songs and trying to make records were very supportive of one another. Jackson Browne was a mentor to all of us because he had broken through first and we all aspired to what he was, to write like that, and have that kind of insight.

Mama Cass Never Cleaned Her House

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The Mamas & The Papas in 1967. Source: Wikimedia Commons

This may not come as a surprise to anyone who believes that Mama Cass died from an overdose of a ham sandwich (that's a myth -- it was actually heart failure), but according to her Mamas and Papas bandmate Michelle Phillips, Cass kept her house downright filthy. Phillips described the very gross scene to Vanity Fair in 2015: 

She never cleaned, never tidied up, never did the dishes, never made her bed. I remember going to her house in Stanley Hills before she moved to Woodrow Wilson. I got to her house and she wasn’t home, so I decided to jimmy the window and get in. You know those huge, giant, industrial-size jars of mayonnaise? She had dropped one on the floor and just left it there. I cleaned up her entire kitchen, her entire house; it took me, like, three and a half hours. I just kept cleaning until it was spotless. Then I walked out the door, closed it, and never said a word to her.