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Zubin and Zappa

Conductor Zubin Mehta reviewing scores with musician Frank Zappa, 1970-05-08


Slam dancing during Black Flag concert at Mi Casita in Torrance, Calif., 1983-1983-01-16

John Philip Sousa

Composer John Philip Sousa receiving gift of baton from Jennie Jones, supervisor of orchestral music in the Los Angeles public schools, Los Angeles, 1926-01-07

Big Band Festival

Wayne King, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Bill Elliot at Big Band Festival at Disneyland (Calif.), 1964-06-14

Nina Simone

Nina Simone sits at piano bench during Playboy Jazz Festival performance at the Hollywood Bowl, 1986-06-15

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Los Angeles based music group, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1984-02-12


Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, 1966-02-07

Soul Train

Jocelyn Banks and Fred Camble on "Soul Train" television program, Calif., 1975-08-27

Helia Cassanova

Helia Cassanova performing during Mexican Independence Day in Los Angeles City Hall, 1947-09-16

Maurice White

Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire before wall of gold records, Calif., 1976-08-29

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Los Angeles Philharmonic performing for inmates at Federal Correctional Institution at Terminal Island, Calif., 1977-10-11

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman playing with the Disneyland Band, 1962-08-28


Run-DMC's Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels performing in Long Beach, Calif., 1984-12-10

Son House

Blues guitarist Son House playing as professor Dr. D. K. Wilgus records music at 3rd annual UCLA Folk Festival, 1965-05-13

Exene Cervenka

Exene Cervenka of Los Angeles based musical group X, 1980


Los Angeles based music group, Poison, 1987-04-26

American Bandstand

American Bandstand television program, Dick Clark in background, Los Angeles, Calif., 1973-06-19

Philharmonic Concert

School children at a Philharmonic concert, Los Angeles, 1935-12-06

The Carpenters

The Carpenters, Karen and Richard, onstage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., 1972-08-11