Laurel Canyon killings
and mind control
Music Assassinations Mind Control
Lookout Mountain Laboratory
[vid] David McGowan, Military Industrial Entertainment in Laurel Canyon, Trans Resister Radio interview David McGowan talks about his article series Inside the LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation
 Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation by Dave McGowan
Interview with Dave McGowan about Laurel Canyon
Laurel Canyon, Houdini, and MK Ultra by Paul A Drockton M.A.
Laurel Canyon death list
In other news, it appears as though Frank Zappa also displayed some of the same less-than-admirable qualities shared by Manson and Paulekas. As DesBarres observed, “Vito was just like Frank, he never got high either. They were both ringmasters who always wanted to be in control.” And as Barry Miles noted in his Zappa biography, Frank’s daughter Moon “recalls men with straggling beards, body odour and bad posture who crouched naked near her playthings …” Also, the “Zappa children watched porn with their parents and were encouraged in their own sexuality as soon as they reached puberty. When they became teenagers, Gail insisted they shower with their overnight guests in order to conserve water.” Because, you know, apparently the Zappas were having a hard time paying their water bill.  Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation by Dave McGowan
Most official biographies of Hopper would lead
one to believe that he was the son of a simple farmer. Dennis recently
acknowledged, however, that that was clearly not the case: “My mother’s father
was a wheat farmer and I was raised on their farm. But my father was not a
farmer.” To the contrary, Hopper’s dad was “a working person in intelligence”
who during WWII “was in the
He was in China,
Hopper has proudly proclaimed that his father “was one of the 100 guys that
liberated General Wainright out of prison in Korea,” which might be a little
more impressive were it not for the fact that it was actually the Red Army that
freed Wainright and other prisoners; the US intel team just came to pick them
up, debrief them and transport them home … but that, I suppose, isn’t really
After the war, according to Hopper, his dad carried a gun, which I suppose is what most lay ministers in the Methodist Church do. The family also left the farm in Kansas and relocated to San Diego, California, home of the Imperial Beach Naval Air Station, the United States Naval Radio Station, the United States Naval Amphibious Base, the North Island Naval Air Station, Fort Rosecrans Military Reservation, the United States Naval Training Center, the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot, and the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station. And just north of the city sits the massive Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Other than that though, San Diego is just a sleepy little beach town where Hopper’s dad ostensibly worked for the Post Office.
The modern version of Dennis Hopper, by the way, is wildly at odds with the hippie image that he at one time tried very hard to cultivate. Today’s Dennis Hopper is an unapologetic cheerleader for Team Bush who proudly boasts of having voted a straight Republican ticket for nearly thirty years. He could very well turn up on the campaign trail in the coming months with his lips firmly planted on the ass of war criminal John McCain.  Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation by Dave McGowan
Mr. Peter Fonda. Of course, we all know that Fonda is the son of good ol’ Hank Fonda, lovable
Hollywood liberal and all-around nice guy. And certainly even a contrarian such
as myself would not be so bold as to suggest that Henry Fonda might have some
skeletons in his closet … right? Just for the hell of it though, there are a few
chapters of the Hank Fonda saga that we should probably review here.
We can begin, I suppose, by noting that Hank served as a decorated US Naval Intelligence officer during World War II, thus sparing Peter the stigma of being the only member of the
....I should probably mention that Hank’s first wife, Margaret Sullavan – who was yet another child of
Frank Sinatra was also a client of
hairdresser-to-the-stars Jay Sebring, as was Henry Fonda, who also at one time,
strangely enough, lived in the guesthouse at
Ira Beaty’s relatively frequent relocations, and the fact that those relocations always seemed to land the family in DC suburbs that are of considerable significance to the military/intelligence community, would tend to indicate that Warren’s dad was something other than what he appeared to be – though that is, of course, a speculative assessment. But if Ira Beaty was on the payroll of some government entity, working within the psychology departments of various DC-area universities, then it wouldn’t require a huge leap of faith to further speculate about what type of work he was doing, given the wholesale co-opting of the field of psychology by the MK-ULTRA program and affiliated projects.  Inside The LC by Dave McGowan
“The most infamous male madam [throughout LA’s
sordid history] would have to be Billy Bryars, the wealthy son of an oil
magnate, and part-time producer of gay porn. Bryars was said to have a stellar
group of customers using his ‘brothel’ at the summit of
LC, Part 15 by Dave McGowan (June 16, 2009) Hundreds of
thousands of young men from all across the country were swept up and fed
into the war machine, but not one of the musical icons of the Woodstock
generation was among them. How could that be? Should we just consider
that to be another one of those great serendipities? Was it mere luck
that kept all the Laurel Canyon stars out of jail and out of the
military during the turbulent decade that was the 1960s?
Not likely. The reality is that ‘The Establishment,’ as it was known in those days, had the power to prevent the musical icons of the 1960s from ever becoming the megastars that they became. The state, aka corporate America, could quite easily have prevented the entire countercultural movement from ever really getting off the ground – because then, as now, the state controlled the channels of communication.
....A real grass-roots cultural revolution would probably have involved a bunch of starving musicians barely scratching out a living playing tiny coffee shops in the hopes of maybe someday landing a record deal with some tiny, local independent label and then, just maybe, if they got really lucky, getting a little airplay on some obscure college radio stations. But that’s not how the ‘60s folk-rock ‘revolution’ played out. Not by any stretch of the imagination.
It would appear then that the two record labels that signed and launched Laurel Canyon’s first two folk-rock bands were not only major record labels, they also just happened to be corporate entities that had deep ties to the nation’s capitol and power center.
....It was the major record labels, not upstart independents, that signed Laurel Canyon’s newly-formed bands. It was the major labels that provided them with instruments and amplifiers. It was the major labels that provided them with studio time and session musicians. It was the major labels that recorded, mixed and arranged their albums. It was the major labels that released and then heavily promoted those albums. And so as not to be left out, the corporate titans of all three branches of the mainstream media – print, radio and television – did their part to help out the titans of the record industry.
The boys in the Buffalo Springfield, for example, managed to find themselves appearing as guests on an impressive array of network television shows, including American Bandstand, The Smothers Brothers Show, Shebang, the Della Reese Show, the Go Show, the Andy Williams Show, Hollywood Palace, Where the Action Is, Joey Bishop’s late night show, and a local program known as Boss City. They also made guest appearances, curiously enough, on primetime hits like Mannix and The Girl From Uncle.
....The print media did its part as well to raise awareness of the new music/countercultural scene. In September 1965, the nation’s premier newsweeklies, Time and Newsweek, “ran virtually simultaneous stories on the folk-rock craze,” just months after the first folk-rock release, the Byrd’s Mr. Tambourine Man, had climbed to the top of the charts. The country’s biggest daily newspapers chimed in as well, providing an inordinate amount of coverage of the emerging scene. By the end of 1967, the movement had its very own publication, Rolling Stone magazine. Initially designed to look as though it were a product of the underground press, it was, without question, very much a corporate mouthpiece.
The next Young Turk up for review is the one who went
on to become arguably the most acclaimed actor of his generation, Mr. Jack
Nicholson. The following is a biographical sketch of Nicholson as presented by
Wikipedia: “Bundy was born at the Elizabeth Lund Home for Unwed Mothers in
Burlington, Vermont. The identity of his father remains a mystery … To avoid
social stigma, Bundy’s grandparents Samuel and Eleanor Cowell claimed him as
their son; in taking their last name, he became Theodore Robert Cowell. He grew
up believing his mother Eleanor Louise Cowell to be his older sister. Bundy
biographers Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth state that he learned Louise was
actually his mother while he was in high school. True crime writer Ann Rule
states that it was around 1969, shortly following a traumatic breakup with his
Uhhm … hang on a minute … I think I might have screwed up. Something doesn’t seem quite right, but I’m not exactly sure what …. Oh, shit! I see what I did wrong! I accidentally cut and pasted ‘serial killer’ Ted Bundy’s bio instead of Jack Nicholson’s. Sorry about that. This is how Jack’s bio is supposed to read: Nicholson was born at some indeterminate location to an underage, unwed showgirl. The identity of his father remains a mystery … To avoid social stigma, Nicholson’s grandparents John Joseph and Ethel Nicholson claimed him as their son; in taking their last name, he became John Joseph Nicholson, Jr. He grew up believing his mother June Francis Nicholson to be his older sister. Reporters state that he learned June was actually his mother in 1974, when he was 37 years old. By then, June had been dead for just over a decade, having only lived to the age of 44.
Government protection of drug
Owsley soon began cooking up both Methedrine and LSD in a makeshift bathroom lab near the campus of the university. On February 21, 1965, that lab was raided by state narcotics agents who seized all his lab equipment and charged Stanley with operating a meth lab. As Barry Miles recounted in Hippie, “Berkeley was awash with speed and Owsley was responsible for much of it.” Nevertheless, Owsley walked away from the raid unscathed, and, with the help of his attorney, who happened to be the vice-mayor of Berkeley, he even successfully sued to have all his lab equipment returned. He quickly put that equipment to work producing some 4,000,000 tabs of nearly pure LSD in the mid-1960s.
Perhaps Neil Young said it best when he told an interviewer that he couldn’t really say why he headed out to LA circa 1966; he and others “were just going like Lemmings.”
Zappa was, by numerous accounts, a rigidly authoritarian
control-freak and a supporter of U.S. military actions in Southeast Asia, it is
perhaps not surprising that he would not feel a kinship with the youth movement
that he helped nurture. And it is probably safe to say that Frank’s dad also had
little regard for the youth culture of the 1960s, given that Francis Zappa was,
in case you were wondering, a chemical warfare specialist assigned to – where
else? – the Edgewood Arsenal. Edgewood is, of course, the longtime home of
America’s chemical warfare program, as well as a facility frequently cited as
being deeply enmeshed in MK-ULTRA operations. Curiously enough, Frank Zappa
literally grew up at the Edgewood Arsenal, having lived the first seven years of
his life in military housing on the grounds of the facility. The family later
moved to Lancaster, California, near Edwards Air Force Base, where Francis Zappa
continued to busy himself with doing classified work for the
military/intelligence complex. His son, meanwhile, prepped himself to become an
icon of the peace & love crowd. Again, nothing unusual about that, I suppose.
Making up the other half of Laurel Canyon’s First Family is Frank’s wife, Gail Zappa, known formerly as Adelaide Sloatman. Gail hails from a long line of career Naval officers, including her father, who spent his life working on classified nuclear weapons research for the U.S. Navy. Gail herself had once worked as a secretary for the Office of Naval Research and Development (she also once told an interviewer that she had “heard voices all [her] life”). Many years before their nearly simultaneous arrival in Laurel Canyon, Gail had attended a Naval kindergarten with “Mr. Mojo Risin’” himself, Jim Morrison (it is claimed that, as children, Gail once hit Jim over the head with a hammer). The very same Jim Morrison had later attended the same Alexandria, Virginia high school as two other future Laurel Canyon luminaries – John Phillips and Cass Elliott. PART 1
Timing is a curious thing. When I first started this series in May of 2008,
the fact that Jim Morrison’s father had served as the commander of the
ships involved in the Gulf of Tonkin ‘incident’ had gone virtually unreported
for some four-and-a-half decades. Readers were shocked – shocked, I tell you! –
when I began this series by trotting out that revelation. Some even accused me
of making it up, or of somehow twisting the facts.
But as fate would have it, as December of 2008 rolled around, the mainstream media was suddenly awash with reports of the unusual Morrison family connection. On December 8, for example, the Los Angeles Times carried a report on Admiral George Stephen Morrison, described therein as “a retired Navy rear admiral and the father of the late rock icon Jim Morrison.” According to the Times report, “Morrison had a long career that included serving as operations officer aboard the aircraft carrier Midway and commanding the fleet during the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, which led to an escalation of American involvement in Vietnam.” (emphasis added)
The very next day, on December 9, the New York Times followed suit with a report by William Grimes: “George S. Morrison, who commanded the fleet during the Gulf of Tonkin incident that led to an escalation of the Vietnam War and whose son Jim was the lead singer of the Doors … Aboard the flagship carrier Bon Homme Richard, Mr. Morrison commanded American naval forces in the gulf when the destroyer Maddox engaged three North Vietnamese torpedo boats on Aug. 2, 1964. A skirmish and confused reports of a second engagement two days later led President Lyndon B. Johnson to order airstrikes against North Vietnam and to request from Congress what became known as the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, allowing him to carry out further military operations without declaring war.” (emphasis again added) Part XIII
Before his arrival in Laurel Canyon, Stephen Stills
was (*yawn*) the
product of yet another career military family. Raised partly in Texas, young
Stephen spent large swaths of his childhood in El Salvador, Costa Rica, the
Panama Canal Zone, and various other parts of Central America – alongside his
father, who was, we can be fairly certain, helping to spread ‘democracy’ to the
unwashed masses in that endearingly American way. As with the rest of our cast
of characters, Stills was educated primarily at schools on military bases and at
elite military academies. Among his contemporaries in Laurel Canyon, he was
widely viewed as having an abrasive, authoritarian personality. Nothing unusual
about any of that, of course, as we have already seen with the rest of our cast
There is, however, an even more curious aspect to the Stephen Stills story: Stephen will later tell anyone who will sit and listen that he had served time for Uncle Sam in the jungles of Vietnam. These tales will be universally dismissed by chroniclers of the era as nothing more than drug-induced delusions. Such a thing couldn’t possibly be true, it will be claimed, since Stills arrived on the Laurel Canyon scene at the very time that the first uniformed troops began shipping out and he remained in the public eye thereafter. And it will of course be quite true that Stephen Stills could not have served with uniformed ground troops in Vietnam, but what will be ignored is the undeniable fact that the U.S. had thousands of ‘advisers’ – which is to say, CIA/Special Forces operatives – operating in the country for a good many years before the arrival of the first official ground troops. What will also be ignored is that, given his background, his age, and the timeline of events, Stephen Stills not only could indeed have seen action in Vietnam, he would seem to have been a prime candidate for such an assignment. After which, of course, he could rather quickly become – stop me if you’ve heard this one before – an icon of the peace generation. PART 1
Another of those icons, and one of Laurel Canyon’s most flamboyant residents,
is a young man by the name of David
Crosby, founding member of the
seminal Laurel Canyon band the Byrds, as well as, of course, Crosby, Stills &
Nash. Crosby is, not surprisingly, the son of an Annapolis graduate and WWII
military intelligence officer, Major Floyd Delafield Crosby. Like others in this
story, Floyd Crosby spent much of his post-service time traveling the world.
Those travels landed him in places like Haiti, where he paid a visit in 1927,
when the country just happened to be, coincidentally of course, under military
occupation by the U.S. Marines.
If there is, as many believe, a network of elite families that has shaped national and world events for a very long time, then it is probably safe to say that David Crosby is a bloodline member of that clan .... If America had royalty, then David Crosby would probably be a Duke, or a Prince, or something similar (I’m not really sure how that shit works). But other than that, he is just a normal, run-of-the-mill kind of guy who just happened to shine as one of Laurel Canyon’s brightest stars. And who, I guess I should add, has a real fondness for guns, especially handguns, which he has maintained a sizable collection of for his entire life. According to those closest to him, it is a rare occasion when Mr. Crosby is not packing heat (John Phillips also owned and sometimes carried handguns). And according to Crosby himself, he has, on at least one occasion, discharged a firearm in anger at another human being. All of which made him, of course, an obvious choice for the Flower Children to rally around. PART 1
Another shining star on the Laurel Canyon scene, just a few years later, will be singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, who is – are you getting as bored with this as I am? – the product of a career military family. Browne’s father was assigned to post-war ‘reconstruction’ work in Germany, which very likely means that he was in the employ of the OSS, precursor to the CIA. As readers of my “Understanding the F-Word” may recall, U.S. involvement in post-war reconstruction in Germany largely consisted of maintaining as much of the Nazi infrastructure as possible while shielding war criminals from capture and prosecution. Against that backdrop, Jackson Browne was born in a military hospital in Heidelberg, Germany.