Chuck Berry (and later The Beatles) just wanted it. It's been a long time since Led Zeppelin did it. The Rolling Stones like it and Lou Reed's life was saved by it. Rock is dead they say; long live rock.
A half a century ago, about the time Don Draper discovered oranges and sunshine on the West Coast, the Sunset Strip was the place to be. Before there was Haight-Ashbury, West Hollywood was the epicenter of all that was groovy. The post-World War II teenagers — those who went on to be known as the Baby Boomers — made the scene. Music was their everything, and it wasn’t long before their influence was felt in the world of fashion and entertainment. It was an incredible time, one that has yet to...more