Los Angeles has always enjoyed a tremendous amount of diversity, both culturally and geographically. In the 1980s, these varied ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds combined with the environmental influences of the beach, suburbs, or inner-city created an astoundingly unique and memorable period for popular music with L.A. at the epicenter.
Culled from the Los Angeles Public Library's Herald Examiner photo archive and the Gary Leonard Collection, LAPL and Photo Friends present a glimpse into a decade that produced scores of hit singles, showcased strikingly diverse genres and generated tremendous excitement. From Pop to the Pit: LAPL Photo Collection celebrates the Los Angeles Music Scene 1978 - 1989 relives an extraordinary time in music history with rarely seen images of the bands that helped define the era.
This catalog was published in conjunction with From Pop to the Pit: The LAPL Photo Collection Celebrates the Los Angeles Music Scene 1978 - 1989, a photo display in the Central Library History & Genealogy Department Jan. 8 - June 28, 2015.Paperback
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