L.A. in Focus
Gary Leonard and the Los Angeles Music Scene
Saturday, view March 14th, 2 p.m
Central Library, Taper Auditorium
Flesh Eaters backstage at the Whisky, April 21, 1981 and at the Echo, January 10, 2015. Photos by Gary Leonard.
For over thirty years, photographer Gary Leonard has been telling the story of Los Angeles through his images. One piece of that story included the music scene of the 1970s and 80s where Gary witnessed firsthand many of the bands who would come to define the era and place Los Angeles at the epicenter of the music industry. Join us as Gary talks about some of his favorite music photos, many of which are featured in his book Make the Music Go Bang! : the Early L.A. Punk Scene and in the current exhibit From Pop to the Pit: LAPL Photo Collection Celebrates the Los Angeles Music Scene, 1978-1989, and as revisits some of those musical subjects in recent photos.
This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibit From Pop to the Pit: LAPL Photo Collection Celebrates the Los Angeles Music Scene, 1978-1989, on display at Central Library through June 2015.