There's an area on Sunset Boulevard between Hollywood and Beverly Hills, known as the Sunset Strip. It's a legendary area known for its large billboards and music venues. It's home to the Whisky a Go Go, The Viper Room, The Roxy and The Key Club.
Between The Key Club and The Roxy is an equally famous restaurant & bar known as The Rainbow Bar & Grill.
The Rainbow opened up its doors in 1972, and quickly became a hangout spot for many musicians such as Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Keith Moon, Led Zeppelin and Lemmy Kilmister to name a few.
It's this particular area where I first encountered a young man named Rich. Born on the Sunset Strip, Artist, Rich Legg takes to beautifying it just as his mother did nearly 40 years ago.
Armed with only a nail in his hand Rich carefully and methodically carves out the logos and band names on each of the 300 bricks in the wall in front of The Rainbow.
I've been studying masonry since I was a kid, I got permission to do the wall but I just work off tips.
The only requirement is that each band name/logo he sculpts into brick has to have sold a million records. Some of the logos are traced onto the brick and others are done entirely free hand.
Rich has it all calculated out and hopes to be done with the wall by September which coincides with a very large event.
Locals, do yourself a favor and check out the wall, look in on it's progress and leave a fat tip with the artist.