From Pop to the Pit: Ed Colver Presents Music Photos 1978-1989

Culled from the Herald-Examiner photo archive and the Gary Leonard Collection, Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection presents a glimpse into a decade in the musical life of a city that produced scores of hit singles, strikingly diverse genres, and tremendous excitement. Join us in reliving an extraordinary time in Los Angeles’ music scene with rarely seen images of the bands that helped define the era.

On Display in the History & Genealogy Department from January 8 to June 28, 2015

In conjunction with this exhibit, the Los Angeles Public Library and Photo Friends are excited to present a special lecture series featuring notable local music photographers. On Saturday April 18, 2015, Ed Colver will present images from his archive. Mark Taper Auditorium, 2 pm. This will be a free but ticketed event; information will be posted in late March to

Seating is on a first come, first serve basis with doors opening approximately 1/2 hour before the start of the program. Presented by Photo Friends LAPL.