If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch Laurel Canyon on your computer, phone, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device:
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If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber or you want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand Epix content via the Amazon Epix Channel, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the Epix channel, you can then watch Laurel Canyon either live as it airs or on-demand anytime after.
For either option, you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
As part of a special, limited-time deal Sling TV is currently offering, for your first month the Sling Blue channel bundle costs $20 ($30 per month after that) and includes Epix, Starz and Showtime:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Laurel Canyon live or on-demand on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
‘Laurel Canyon’ Preview
Directed by Alison Ellwood (History of the Eagles), this two-part documentary features “an intimate portrait of the artists who created a music revolution through a wealth of rare and newly unearthed footage and audio recordings.”
It is a feature-length documentary that looks to “pull back the curtain on a mythical world and provide an up-close look at the lives of the musicians who inhabited it,” featuring “an intimate portrait of the artists who created a music revolution that would change popular culture.”
The special includes all-new, original interviews with Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Michelle Phillips, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Roger McGuinn and more, the “uniquely immersive and experiential docuseries takes us back in time to a place where a rustic canyon in the heart of Los Angeles became a musical petri dish,” according to EPIX’s press release.
“Laurel Canyon was a place people were attracted to like a magnet. It was a very small community of musicians and long-haired weirdos. We were at the very center of this beautiful bubble of creativity and friendship,” says the voiceover in the trailer.
In one preview scene, Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas shares the story of how they wrote “California Dreamin,'” saying, “‘California Dreamin” was written in New York in the early 1960s, years before we actually recorded it. I was begging John to go to California and he said we can’t, that’s not where the business is. The business is in New York. But one night, John woke me up in the middle of the night: ‘Wake up, I’m writing a song, listen to this.’ I said, ‘It’s beautiful, John.’ He said, ‘Help me write it.’ I said, ‘Tomorrow.’ He said, ‘No, help me write it now.'”
The documentary also shows Jim Morrison talking about “Love Street,” which was written about Morrison’s girlfriend Pam, who lived above the Canyon Country Store, the “heart of Laurel Canyon.”
Laurel Canyon premieres Sunday, May 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on EPIX. Part II airs Sunday, June 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.