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7 Photos of 1970s Rock and Roll Billboards on the Sunset Strip

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[Photos courtesy Robert Landau]

Photographer Robert Landau grew up on the Sunset Strip in the '60s and '70s, and decades later he stumbled on a trove of Kodachrome photos he'd taken of the billboards that lined the stretch back in its rock and roll heyday. He collected them in a book called Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, which also includes interviews with the artists, producers, and designers involved in creating those billboards, and a whole bunch are also on display in the West Hollywood Library (the exhibition will run through mid-October). This weekend Landau will be signing books at the Sunset Strip Music Festival and on August 10 he'll give a lecture at the library. Meanwhile, check out a handful of his 1970s billboard photos above and below.

· Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip [Official Site]