Gary Burden On World Cafe : World Cafe Watch the celebrated album cover artist discuss his experiences living in LA's Laurel Canyon through the '60s and '70s. He rides through his old stomping grounds with David Dye.

Gary Burden On World Cafe

Gary Burden On World Cafe

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Check out this video of an unusual interview with art director and album cover designer Gary Burden. He takes us up and down Laurel Canyon and discusses his experience living there in the '60's and '70s.

After meeting Mama Cass Elliot in the mid-'60s (she hired him to design her kitchen) he began to design album covers — first for The Mamas and the Papas then Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joni Mitchell, The Doors, Steppenwolf, Richard Pryor, Judee Sill and many for Neil Young.

We drive around where Burden, Mitchell, Graham Nash and Frank Zappa all lived near each other, many on Lookout Mountain.

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