The Success Story of the Blah Blah Blah Band

September 25, 2014

Coming-of-age Story

01e 6th Street Viaduct Bridge – View to 4th Street Viaduct Bridge – HCM-906 (E)
Coming-of-age Story
Image by Kansas Sebastian
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 906, Added 01/30/2008

Fourth Street Bridge, No. 53C0044

4th Street Viaduct Bridge, 1931
Louis L Hunt, Architect; Merrill Butler, Engineer

"Mildly Medieval forms in cocrete."

Los Angeles Architecture: A Compleat Guide
David Gebhard and Robert Winter
Downtown, No. 97

About the Bridges

Twenty-seven bridges span the Los Angeles River between the San Fernando Valley and Long Beach. Within the City of Los Angeles, fourteen of these bridges were built between 1909 and 1938, as Los Angeles’ population exploded and the automobile emerged. The bridges were part of an ambitious bridge construction program to accommodate increasing numbers of cars and alleviate traffic snarls on surface streets.

Monumental in design and massive in scale, even by today’s standards, these early bridges reflected the nationwide City Beautiful Movement of the time, which sought to improve the character, morale, and civic virtues of residents through architecture and urban planning.

North Broadway (foreground) and North Spring Street bridges. Photo by Kevin Break
The styles of the bridges evolved over time, from an early preference for highly ornamental, classical designs (Macy Street/Cesar Chavez, Olympic Boulevard), to simpler, period revival styles (Fourth Street, First Street), and ultimately adopting clean and modern lines (Glendale-Hyperion, Sixth Street).

Together, these bridges tell an important part of the story of how Los Angeles came of age as a modern city. Yet they are threatened with alteration or demolition as part of the city’s long-term bridge “improvement” program.

In recognition of the bridges’ collective significance, the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission took the unprecedented step in September 2007 of self-nominating thirteen bridges as city landmarks, known in Los Angeles as Historic-Cultural Monuments.

In January 2008, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to designate eleven of the thirteen bridges as Historic-Cultural Monuments. This designation ensures a role for the Cultural Heritage Commission in reviewing proposed bridge widening and replacement projects. Yet the commission can merely delay, not deny, demolition.

Los Angeles Concervancy:

It was the summer of 1998 when four English music junkies in the South of France after being engaged in the typical music business for years made a sparkling entry in a localized setting. It was none other than the Blah Blah Blah Band which after working with big musical bands with the dream of earning name and fame stepped in local bars to let people know of their musical excellence. Gradually, their popularity scattered all over the world thereby attracting almost over 250 music enthusiasts every year to their local shows. This further brightened their musical standards and they emerged to be one among the familiar bands.

The Blah Blah Blah craze reached unknown heights when the two Alans started mesmerizing their fans with their magical guitar melodies. With Roberts being the front-man and Hardman on drums, the musical band started to develop when a good number of guitarists and bassists lined up to perform in the team. Finally, two Frenchmen, Stephane Benguigui on guitar and Lionel Baldassare on bass were recruited.

Right after the formation of this enriched Blah Blah Blah Band, everything stood perfect and the team went on performing with a dominating spirit. Almost the entire world was compelled to admit that the band has proved something beyond the world of music. Their blistering performances are worth mentioning. They were found drenched with sweat and smeared with alcohol. The never-ending sound the Blah Blah Blah boys were creating in the bars made every bar attendee go crazy in excitement.

Julian Lennon, one of the under-rated and super talented artists helped the Blah Blah Blah Band to a huge extent. He offered a song for their album which got a huge response. Moreover, the number of audience started multiplying. In fact, the majority started empathizing with the band and enjoyed their performances. Right from soccer stars, tennis players to businessmen, all got addicted to the intoxicating performances of the Blah Blah Blah band. The crowd used to flock to the Cote d’Azur to enjoy their sizzling compositions during the summer time.

Despite the massive success, the Blah Blah Blah Band decided to retain their genre. They continued their magical performances at bars and clubs. However, the super success of their album Tellitlikeitis changed their minds and now they were almost ready to hit the international platforms. With limitless contributions from Julian Lennon, they popularity of their album spread worldwide and they were brought in the limelight. The Blah Blah Blah boys were finally ready to distribute their album to the public.

The musical tracks of the Blah Blah Blah Band emit power and passion that we find in the Rock’n’Roll genre. Their musical compositions are simply unparalleled and their journey from rags to riches is absolutely commendable. Today, you will hardly come across any such music lover who is unaware of the popularity of Blah Blah Blah. Be it in social networking sites or top search engines, this name shines with pride and honor.

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