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Here's to the Home of Hollywood's Music Moments

September 02, 2019

Hollywood may be the place that makes dreams a reality for inspiring stars of the silver screen, but its history is filled with moments that have put the spotlight on another kind of artist. Since opening its doors in 1957 the Troubadour has been a gathering place for acclaimed musicians and rising legends from John Legend to Elton John. But the true trademark of the Troubadour is the spontaneity of who might show up for an impromptu performance or jam session, like Bob Dylan’s 1964 “folk-twist” session for staff only that marked his switch from folk to folk-rock; or the chance encounters that have made music history, like the time in 1970 when Don Henley and Glenn Frey met in the front bar and later formed one of rock’s biggest bands, The Eagles. Today, the Troubadour still paves the way for up and coming artists. This month catch acts like Mason Jennings and The Early November, but always keep your eyes peeled for any surprise visitors.