50th Anniversary of the Sunset Marquis

Bob Marley, Joe Strummer, Dave Grohl and more at the iconic hotel
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Sunset Marquis Book,  Joe Strummer
Bob Gruen

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Joe Strummer

Reaching for his pack of smokes at the Sunset Marquis pool, 1979. "The Clash had been on their first American tour and didn’t realize how far the bus ride would be from San Francisco to Los Angeles. After half a day, they finally turned up Alta Loma toward the Sunset Marquis and a buzz spread throughout the bus. According to Bob Gruen, who was photographing the band on the tour, guitarist Mick Jones stepped off the bus, into the lobby, dropped his bags and shouted, 'Honey! I'm home!'"

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