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Photographer and alumnus Robert Landau chronicles the Sunset Strip’s rock billboards

November 11, 2012
LA Times

Billboard rock royalty on the Sunset Strip

Photographer Robert Landau chronicles the history of larger-than-life advertisements for pop musicians.

Video may have killed the radio star, but it also sounded the death knell for the era of the rock 'n' roll billboards that dominated a 1.7-mile strip of Sunset Boulevard for three decades starting in the late '60s. Slick ads for fashion and TV shows have replaced those hand-painted monuments to rock gods such as the Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper and Led Zeppelin that might have been relegated to the memories of a generation were it not for the foresight of a curious 16-year-old. Read Story

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