Art Laboe Featured In Museum Exhibit
February 22, 2012 at 3:53 AM (PT)
ART LABOE will be a part of the GRAMMY MUSEUM's latest special exhibit, "Music and LOS ANGELES, 1945-1975." The exhibit to be unveiled WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd, explores 30 years of the pop music scene in LOS ANGELES, and its related culture, politics, and popular art including LABOE artifacts (i.e. the first pressing of his Oldies But Goodies album) and a tribute to radio and cars in the '50s and '60s with a wall dedicated to L.A.’s first 24 hour drive-in, SCRIVNER'S, where LABOE would broadcast his radio show live.
The GRAMMY MUSEUM, in conjunction with the GETTY initiative, has partnered with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA professor JOSH KUN, who is serving as co-curator. "This is such a crucial, formative period in the history of music in LOS ANGELES," said KUN. "It’s also a period of great social and cultural transformations, from the building of the freeways to multiple civil rights uprisings. We hope to use this exhibit to highlight music’s role in shaping the city’s post-World War II identity."