Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsLou Adler
IN THE NEWS

Lou Adler

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2002 | Patrick Goldstein, Times Staff Writer
It's somehow fitting that if you stand on a bluff above Lou Adler's Malibu home office, you can look up and down the misty coastline and almost see forever. If there was one person who helped popularize what's known as Southern California cool, it's Adler, a 66-year-old music producer and record company entrepreneur who was involved -- Zelig-like -- with virtually every big youth culture explosion in the formative years of modern Los Angeles.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
About 7,000 people were on hand at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre last month when Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the Class of 2013, along with Donna Summer, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Heart, Albert King, Quincy Jones and Lou Adler. Those who did attend (this reporter included) would testify that there were times when it felt as if roughly 6,950 of those in the audience were fans of the Canadian prog-rock trio. In any case, starting May 18, the rest of the world can judge for itself as HBO premieres three hours' worth of highlights from the 5½-hour marathon of music and testimonials to this year's inductees.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 1997
I was delighted to read Lou Adler's account of the Monterey International Pop Festival ("Flash Back to the Real Pop Mart," July 6). The Los Angeles Free Clinic was one of the very first charities to benefit from the festival. The clinic, which opened its doors during the 1967 Summer of Love, was out of money and dangerously close to closing when a $10,000 donation from the Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation gave the "hippie clinic" a new life. At the time, it was the biggest donation the clinic had ever received.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The 45th anniversary of the legendary Monterey International Pop Music Festival will be marked June 17 with a screening at Cinefamily of the D.A. Pennebakerdocumentary "Monterey Pop" and a Q&A session with Lou Adler, who produced the event - the first major rock festival - with John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas. Adler also wrote the introduction for a new commemorative volume, "A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival," written by Harvey and Kenneth Kubernik for Santa Monica Press.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2002
A partial list of mourners at Chick Hearn's funeral Friday at St. Martin of Tours Church in Brentwood: Current Laker players Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Rick Fox, Mark Madsen, Brian Shaw and Samaki Walker. Former Laker stars Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Michael Cooper, Keith Erickson, Tommy Hawkins, Walt Hazzard, "Hot Rod" Hundley, Magic Johnson, Mitch Kupchak, Norm Nixon, Lynn Shackleford, Jerry West, Jamaal Wilkes and James Worthy. Current and former NBA coaches Mike Dunleavy, Phil Jackson, Randy Pfund, Pat Riley, Bill Sharman and Tex Winter; and former UCLA coach John Wooden.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2000 | PAUL LIEBERMAN
If Lou Adler had any doubts about the impact Paul Newman's camp can have on people, they vanished when his son shaved his head. When the 13-year-old returned that way from a visit to the Connecticut camp in the early '90s, his friend "thought it was because of Michael Jordan," Adler recalls. "But it was because of the kids he met," the ones whose hair had fallen out on its own, because of chemotherapy.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
About 7,000 people were on hand at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre last month when Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the Class of 2013, along with Donna Summer, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Heart, Albert King, Quincy Jones and Lou Adler. Those who did attend (this reporter included) would testify that there were times when it felt as if roughly 6,950 of those in the audience were fans of the Canadian prog-rock trio. In any case, starting May 18, the rest of the world can judge for itself as HBO premieres three hours' worth of highlights from the 5½-hour marathon of music and testimonials to this year's inductees.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1989 | PAUL GREIN
Lou Adler, one of the most successful pop music producers of the '60s and '70s, is returning to active duty after a 10-year sabbatical. Adler, a key force behind such landmark projects as 1967's ground-breaking Monterey Pop Festival, Carole King's Grammy-winning 1971 "Tapestry" album and the 1975 cult musical film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," is reactivating his respected Ode Records label. The first release, due Jan. 24, is a single by a new Portland-based R&B quintet, Cool'R.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The 45th anniversary of the legendary Monterey International Pop Music Festival will be marked June 17 with a screening at Cinefamily of the D.A. Pennebakerdocumentary "Monterey Pop" and a Q&A session with Lou Adler, who produced the event - the first major rock festival - with John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas. Adler also wrote the introduction for a new commemorative volume, "A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival," written by Harvey and Kenneth Kubernik for Santa Monica Press.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2002 | Patrick Goldstein, Times Staff Writer
It's somehow fitting that if you stand on a bluff above Lou Adler's Malibu home office, you can look up and down the misty coastline and almost see forever. If there was one person who helped popularize what's known as Southern California cool, it's Adler, a 66-year-old music producer and record company entrepreneur who was involved -- Zelig-like -- with virtually every big youth culture explosion in the formative years of modern Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2002
A partial list of mourners at Chick Hearn's funeral Friday at St. Martin of Tours Church in Brentwood: Current Laker players Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Rick Fox, Mark Madsen, Brian Shaw and Samaki Walker. Former Laker stars Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Michael Cooper, Keith Erickson, Tommy Hawkins, Walt Hazzard, "Hot Rod" Hundley, Magic Johnson, Mitch Kupchak, Norm Nixon, Lynn Shackleford, Jerry West, Jamaal Wilkes and James Worthy. Current and former NBA coaches Mike Dunleavy, Phil Jackson, Randy Pfund, Pat Riley, Bill Sharman and Tex Winter; and former UCLA coach John Wooden.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2000 | PAUL LIEBERMAN
If Lou Adler had any doubts about the impact Paul Newman's camp can have on people, they vanished when his son shaved his head. When the 13-year-old returned that way from a visit to the Connecticut camp in the early '90s, his friend "thought it was because of Michael Jordan," Adler recalls. "But it was because of the kids he met," the ones whose hair had fallen out on its own, because of chemotherapy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 1997
I was delighted to read Lou Adler's account of the Monterey International Pop Festival ("Flash Back to the Real Pop Mart," July 6). The Los Angeles Free Clinic was one of the very first charities to benefit from the festival. The clinic, which opened its doors during the 1967 Summer of Love, was out of money and dangerously close to closing when a $10,000 donation from the Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation gave the "hippie clinic" a new life. At the time, it was the biggest donation the clinic had ever received.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1993 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can one of the key figures behind the landmark 1967 Monterey Pop Festival do for children's music what he did for rock 'n' roll? * Music producer Lou Adler, responsible for some of the biggest hits of the '60s and '70s (and for the cult film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"), earned a place in pop music history with the groundbreaking Monterey concert, proving that rock artists were a cultural force to be reckoned with.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1993 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can one of the key figures behind the landmark 1967 Monterey Pop Festival do for children's music what he did for rock 'n' roll? * Music producer Lou Adler, responsible for some of the biggest hits of the '60s and '70s (and for the cult film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"), earned a place in pop music history with the groundbreaking Monterey concert, proving that rock artists were a cultural force to be reckoned with.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Kids Festival: Waylon Jennings, Cheech Marin, Norman Foote, Joanie Bartels and Rosenschontz are set to perform in the Childrens Hospital International Music and Entertainment Festival, June 11-13 at Knott's Berry Farm. The event, produced by Lou Adler as a benefit for Children's Hospital, will feature top children's singers and entertainers performing throughout the park and on its seven stages.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1989 | PAUL GREIN
Lou Adler, one of the most successful pop music producers of the '60s and '70s, is returning to active duty after a 10-year sabbatical. Adler, a key force behind such landmark projects as 1967's ground-breaking Monterey Pop Festival, Carole King's Grammy-winning 1971 "Tapestry" album and the 1975 cult musical film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," is reactivating his respected Ode Records label. The first release, due Jan. 24, is a single by a new Portland-based R&B quintet, Cool'R.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|