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November 30, 1987|RICK SHERWOOD | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Some of L.A.'s Rock 'n' Roll Landmarks: 1--Whiskey a Go Go: Birthplace of the Doors and Buffalo Springfield and one-time home to Otis Redding, Them, Van Halen.

2--Beverly Hills Hotel: The original "Hotel California."

3--Hard Rock Cafe: Elvis' motorcycle and guitar are inside, a 1950s Cadillac outside.

4--Alta Cienega Motel: Where Jim Morrison lived much of his adult life.

5--A&M Records: Former Charlie Chaplin studio that became site of "We Are the World" recording by USA for Africa.

6--Whittier Drive near Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills: Jan & Dean's infamous "Deadman's Curve."

7--Troubador: One of Lenny Bruce's final venues turned into a folk club, then rock showcase.

8--Landmark Motel: Popular with '60s rockers Jefferson Airplane and the place where Janis Joplin died of an overdose.

9--Continental Hyatt House: Popular spot for rock bands to stay, until it was trashed one too many times. Management subsequently altered its policy of encouraging rockers to stay.

10--Hollywood Bowl: Hundreds of stars performed here, including the Beatles, who appeared in 1964, escaping the crowd afterward in an ambulance.

Source: L.A. Book of Lists

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