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GUEST,Guest - LIn Review: 'Troubadours' documentary - '70s LA folk (30) RE: Review: 'Troubadours' documentary - '70s LA folk 04 Feb 11


I saw the late Tim Buckley at the Troubador in L.A. I believe they did spell it as I typed it above but the Troubadour in London, England is spelled using the second "u." There were a lot of Coffee-houses around in L.A. in the 60's & 70's where anyone could get up and sing/play guitar. There was a cool place in Huntington Beach, California called, "The Golden Bear," (about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours south of Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley. I was only just starting high school but used to go to these places sometimes on school nights and weekends as well with older friends who had a car or by public transportation. The Troubador in L.A. also had an open mike or was probably called, "Hoot Night" in those days on a week night. This is in the days, many decades before cell phones of course, so you didn't have to deal with rude people talking or texting on a cell phone during an artist's performance. People really listened to the performer then.....but that's another whole story.
The "Blue Grotto Coffeehouse" was another great place where anyone could bring their guitar and sing. That was in West Hollywood, California.


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