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Lou Adler Timeline

1933

Lou Adler is born in Chicago.

1964

Lou Adler founds Dunhill Records.

1965

"Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire, released by Dunhill Records, reaches Number One.

1967

Lou Adler is one of the producers of the Monterey International Pop Festival from June 16 to June 18. The festival features Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Janis Joplin, and many other artists who would become major stars.

1967

Lou Adler founds Ode Records.

1972

Lou Adler wins two Grammy Awards, for Record of the Year for Carole King's "It's Too Late" and for Album of the Year for King's "Tapestry." Adler was the producer of both recordings.

1973

Lou Adler and Elmer Valentine open the Roxy Theatre on Sunset strip in Los Angeles. Neil Young plays the opening show.

1975

"Rocky Horror Picture Show" is released. Lou Adler is the film's producer.

1978

The cheech and Chong film "Up in Smoke" is released. the film was directed by Lou Adler.

1981

"Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains" is released. Lou Adler directed the film.