Time to ramble around a bit. The area where I live has harbored many interesting people and by chance I stumbled across a treasure map. It indicates where celebrities of the hippy era stayed, so let’s go look.
Number 50 on the map is the house next to mine – 1646 Fell. Maybe Jerry Garcia lived next to me. But no it is only the Dungeon of Mistress Juliette – site of S&M scandal in the mid 70s.
On the way the to the IRS building, where I spend quite a lot of time, I pass by the home of boyhood hero, Wyatt Earp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyatt_Earp The best present I ever received was a toy Buntline Special. It was Xmas. I was 9 years old. I loved it and I was Wyatt Earp.
It appears he spent some time in San Francisco and lived at 1403 Golden Gate Ave.
Nice place to live.
Back from the IRS, I surge up the Wiggle and arrive on Panhandle Park. I consult the treasure map and go sniffing for Celebrity.
Janis Joplin seems to have moved around a lot. There are five houses on the map accredited as her residence. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Joplin
I bought a copy of her album Cheap Thrills in 1968 principally because it had amazing cover art by Robert Crumb.
Robert Crumb http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Crumb lived just across Panhandle Park at 301 Lyon St. The two houses are about 3 minutes walk away.
Sid Vicious apparently lived here. I always thought he lived – not for long- in New York.
So this is a very famous one. 710 Ashbury home of the Grateful Dead.
So, I am open to requests. Have a look at the treasure map and if there is a house you would like to see then add a comment. I will do my best to take a photo for a future blog.
Peace and Love