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"You know what happens," said Diltz, who moved to the San Fernando Valley. "You get married, right, and then you have kids. And when you have kids you have to move downhill to where the schools and the birthday parties and the supermarkets are."
Meanwhile, in the years afterward, the canyon’s legacy brought in the wealthy, who priced out future generations of struggling musicians. Even the modest homes like the place Volman and Furay shared go for $1 million or more now.
"But Laurel Canyon was always more than just a scene," Santelli said. "It was also a mindset."
Until the end of November that mindset lives on the second floor of the Grammy Museum.
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