Sunset Strip Legend Lou Adler to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of FameBy: Julissa Rodriguez
West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip and Rock and Roll, it conjures up 1960s and 70s images of hot rock bands playing in hot nightclubs like The Roxy Theatre, and powerful musical entrepreneurs like its owner, Lou Adler. In addition to The Roxy on Sunset, Adler started record labels and his publishing company, Trousdale. He produced albums like Carole King’s Tapestry (he won Grammys for it). He even co-wrote the song “Only Sixteen.” His list of accomplishments in the music industry go on. So, it’s not surprising that Adler is being inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, April 18 at the Nokia Theatre. Held here on the West Coast; the first time since 1993.
Adler and live music go hand in hand. The Roxy opened on The Sunset Strip in 1973. Neil Young performed the first week. Genesis with Peter Gabriel followed 3 months later. John Lennon, Alice Cooper and Harry Nilsson were regulars in the bar. Adler was co-producer of the Monterey International Pop festival: A seminal event impacting rock history. What some may not know is Adler brought “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to the U.S from England. It premiered at The Roxy in 1974. It ran for 9 months, turning The Roxy into a theatrical venue as well. Then Adler produced the film. It continues to be a cult classic after 37 years.
Lou Adler still owns The Roxy with his son Nic. Lou is often seen sitting courtside at the Los Angeles Lakers’ games with Jack Nicholson. In addition to Nic, Adler has 5 other children. He’s married to Daryl Hannah’s younger sister, Page Hannah.
Don’t miss this special ceremony highlighting the 2013 inductees who have all made their mark in the music industry. For more information on the induction ceremony visit www.rockhall.com/pressroom/announcements/2013-inductees/