Donny Sullivan, Mary Strong and Jerod Cuza
One of the most prolific graphic artists of ‘60s counterculture, Rick Griffin created iconic posters for musicians like Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and Janis Joplin. His life tragically cut short at age 47, Griffin’s design adventures charted a wild ride from the surf of Palos Verdes to San Francisco’s Summer of Love to a late-life spiritual awakening. Seventy years after his birth, friends, family and fans remember the man behind “Murphy.”
American indie pop duo Capital Cities broke onto the scene in 2013 with their stylish, catchy, decade-jumping hit “Safe and Sound.” About to release new music this fall, we caught up with vocalist and guitar player Ryan Merchant, who shares an unexpected musical connection to the South Bay.