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11 Amazing Rock Billboards From the Sunset Strip

Learn the history of these classic signs that popped up in Los Angeles during the Sixties and Seventies
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Billboards of the Sunset Strip

Before YouTube and social media, rock acts had to work harder to make a visual impact. One way to do it was through billboards on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood: Advertisements for albums that were gorgeous hand-painted rock dreams above the traffic. Photographer Robert Landau grew up in L.A. and, starting as a teenager, documented the large-scale images. Now his book, Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, tells the history of rock iconography that shone through the Hollywood smog.

-GAVIN EDWARDS

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