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), Love with Arthur Lee (Love, May 1966), Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention (Freak Out, June 1966), Buffalo Springfield, featuring Stephen Stills and Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield, October 1966), and The Doors (The Doors, January 1967).
One of the earliest on the Laurel Canyon/Sunset Strip scene is Jim Morrison, the enigmatic lead singer of The Doors.
By March of that same year, the infamous Operation Rolling Thunder will have commenced. soldier will officially set foot on Vietnamese soil (although Special Forces units masquerading as advisers and trainers had been there for at least four years, and likely much longer). In a geographically and socially isolated community known as Laurel Canyon a heavily wooded, rustic, serene, yet vaguely ominous slice of LA nestled in the hills that separate the Los Angeles basin from the San Fernando Valley musicians, singers and songwriters suddenly begin to gather as though summoned there by some unseen Pied Piper.
Over the course of the next three-and-a-half years, millions of tons of bombs, missiles, rockets, incendiary devices and chemical warfare agents will be dumped on the people of Vietnam in what can only be described as one of the worst crimes against humanity ever perpetrated on this planet. By April 1965, fully 25,000 uniformed American kids, most still teenagers barely out of high school, will be slogging through the rice paddies of Vietnam. Within months, the hippie/flower child movement will be given birth there, along with the new style of music that will provide the soundtrack for the tumultuous second half of the 1960s.
And so it is that, even while the father is actively conspiring to fabricate an incident that will be used to massively accelerate an illegal war, the son is positioning himself to become an icon of the hippie/anti-war crowd. During the early years of its heyday, Laurel Canyons father figure is the rather eccentric personality known as Frank Zappa.
Though he and his various Mothers of Invention line-ups will never attain the commercial success of the band headed by the admirals son, Frank will be a hugely influential figure among his contemporaries.
Jim will quickly become one of the most iconic, controversial, critically acclaimed, and influential figures to take up residence in Laurel Canyon.
Update Star has been tested to meet all of the technical requirements to be compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, 2008, and Windows XP, 32 bit and 64 bit editions.And it is probably safe to say that Franks dad also had little regard for the youth culture of the 1960s, given that Francis Zappa was, in case you were wondering, a chemical warfare specialist assigned to where else? Edgewood is, of course, the longtime home of Americas chemical warfare program, as well as a facility frequently cited as being deeply enmeshed in MK-ULTRA operations.Curiously enough, Frank Zappa literally grew up at the Edgewood Arsenal, having lived the first seven years of his life in military housing on the grounds of the facility.Not to worry though; according to one of Zappas biographers, Cohen wasnt in the Congo on some kind of nefarious intelligence mission.No, he was there, believe it or not, to supply arms to Lumumba in defiance of the CIA.This was not, as we have seen so many times before, a false flag operation (which is to say, an operation that involves Uncle Sam attacking himself and then pointing an accusatory finger at someone else).