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Near West Hollywood in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

“Love Street”

The Doors

 
 
“Love Street” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2018
1. “Love Street” Marker
Inscription.  "Love Street" was written by The Doors about Rothdell Trail and the surrounding area in Laurel Canyon where lead singer Jim Morrison and his girlfriend Pamela Courson resided. The song appears on their third album "Waiting for the Sun." The Doors are one of the most influential American groups in Rock and Roll history, and embodied the communal and psychedelic spirit of the 1960's that coalesced in Laurel Canyon.
 
Erected 2018 by City of Los Angeles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
 
Location. 34° 6.536′ N, 118° 22.16′ W. Marker is near West Hollywood, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Rothdell Trail and Kirkwood Drive, on the right when traveling east on Rothdell Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8021 Rothdell Trail, Los Angeles CA 90046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stahl House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Courtney Desmond Estate (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wattles Park Mansion
“Love Street” Marker and House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2018
2. “Love Street” Marker and House
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Nancy Pohl Overlook at Fryman Canyon (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lankershim Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Universal City Overlook (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Doors Workshop (approx. 1.4 miles away); Plummer Park (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Hollywood.
 
Regarding “Love Street”. Jim Morrison lived in the house at 8021 Rothdell Trail with his girlfriend Pamela Courson. The couple would often watch the hippies hang out in front of the nearby Canyon Country Store, inspiring The Doors 1968 song “Love Street,” which includes the line:
“I see you live on Love Street. There’s this store where the creatures meet.”

In July 2018, The Doors became the first band to be honored by the City of Los Angeles with a cultural marker recognizing one of their songs. The "Love Street" marker has a logo visitors can scan with the Shazam app for additional info about the song, its cultural impact, and The Doors.
 
Canyon Country Store image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2018
3. Canyon Country Store
Located on Laurel Canyon Blvd at Kirkwood Drive.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 1, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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