Laurel Canyon Conspiracy | Dave McGowan

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Deep in the heart of the 60's and early 70's, in a time of peace, , flower-power, and rock legends, there is a trail of involving the Military Industrial Complex, the , MK-ULTRA, and murder. , California sets the scene for one of the greatest theories of recent times.

An uncanny number of rock superstars will emerge from beginning in the mid-1960s and carrying through the decade of the 1970s. The first to drop an album will be , whose biggest star will prove to be David Crosby. The band's debut effort, “Mr. Tambourine Man,” will be released on the Summer Solstice of 1965. It will quickly be followed by releases from the John Phillips-led Mamas and the Papas (“If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears,” January 1966), with Arthur Lee (“,” May 1966), and The Mothers of Invention (“Freak Out,” June 1966), Buffalo Springfield, featuring Stephen Stills and Neil Young (“Buffalo Springfield,” October 1966), and (“,” January 1967).

One of the earliest on the /Sunset Strip scene is , the enigmatic lead singer of . Jim will quickly become one of the most iconic, controversial, critically acclaimed, and influential figures to take up residence in . Curiously enough though, the self-proclaimed “Lizard King” has another claim to fame as well, albeit one that none of his numerous chroniclers will feel is of much relevance to his career and possible untimely death: he is the son, as it turns out, of the aforementioned Admiral George Stephen Morrison.



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