Ensconced in an abode dubbed the Log Cabin which sat right in the heart of Laurel Canyon, at the crossroads of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Lookout Mountain Avenue Zappa will play host to virtually every musician who passes through the canyon in the mid- to late-1960s.
Jim will quickly become one of the most iconic, controversial, critically acclaimed, and influential figures to take up residence in Laurel Canyon.
Curiously enough though, the self-proclaimed Lizard King has another claim to fame as well, albeit one that none of his numerous chroniclers will feel is of much relevance to his career and possible untimely death: he is the son, as it turns out, of the aforementioned Admiral George Stephen Morrison. And it is not as if Jim Morrisons story is in any way unique.
The very same Jim Morrison had later attended the same Alexandria, Virginia high school as two other future Laurel Canyon luminaries John Phillips and Cass Elliott.
Papa John Phillips, more so than probably any of the other illustrious residents of Laurel Canyon, will play a major role in spreading the emerging youth counterculture across America.
Gail hails from a long line of career Naval officers, including her father, who spent his life working on classified nuclear weapons research for the U. Many years before their nearly simultaneous arrival in Laurel Canyon, Gail had attended a Naval kindergarten with Mr.
Mojo Risin himself, Jim Morrison (it is claimed that, as children, Gail once hit Jim over the head with a hammer).
His contribution will be twofold: first, he will co-organize (along with Manson associate Terry Melcher) the famed Monterrey Pop Festival, which, through unprecedented media exposure, will give mainstream America its first real look at the music and fashions of the nascent hippie movement.
Second, Phillips will pen an insipid song known as San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair), which will quickly rise to the top of the charts.
(It is quite possible, however, that the intent was to provoke a defensive response, which could then be cast as an unprovoked attack on U. The ships in question were on an intelligence mission and were operating in a decidedly provocative manner.