East L.A. Rocks!

Photos from the Eddie Davis West Coast Eastside Sound Archives (CEMA 117)

These photos are part of the Eddie Davis West Coast Eastside Sound Archives (CEMA 117), Special Collections, UCSB Library. This collection was donated by Hector Gonzalez. He is a record producer, musician, award winning sound engineer and current owner of Rampart Records. Gonzalez has a first hand view of the vibrant music scene in East Los Angeles where multicultural bands contributed to the development of rock and roll. His archives help to document the development of the “West Coast East Side Sound.” Hector Gonzalez says, "This is an important part of early American rock and roll.”

Publicity still of Cannibal and the Headhunters posing backstage at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for the West Coast Eastside Revue Concert on Febuary 21st, 1965. The boys are wearing their new custom made suits by Zeidler and Zeidler Clothing in Beverly Hills, CA.