11 Amazing Rock Billboards From the Sunset Strip - Rolling Stone
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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


Robert Landau

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.



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