30 Vintage Candid Photos of Rockstars Living in Laurel Canyon

By Sarah Norman | June 13, 2023

Everyone Loved Partying With The Monkees

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The Monkees, 1967. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Even though they’re remembered as a TV band, The Monkees were actually an integral part of the Laurel Canyon scene (and they have no less than five excellent tunes). During the band’s meteoric rise, Peter Tork lived with Stephen Stills of CSN, near the home where Monkees drummer Mickey Dolenz lived. Both pads were full-on party houses throughout the height of their fame. According to Dolenz’s ex-wife, a party with Peter Tork meant that everyone was naked, especially Tork.

Dolenz told ABC that parties at his place would start out on a Friday night “as a little cocktail party with some food and then on Monday morning people would still be walking around naked and falling into the pool.”

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.