On August 3, 1968 a new genre of music was born at THE SALT COMPANY Coffee House in Hollywood, California. Taking their cue from a sell-out event pastor Don Williams and performer Bob Marlowe had done the year before ("The Gospel According to Bob Dylan"), they realized the best way to reach "today's generation" was through music and selfless-service like the first century disciples. They formed a musical group and a community of over 60 young believers who served at The Salt Company "rapping" with hippies, drug addicts, and lost souls. They took the band on the road to beaches, parks, and the streets of LA. The Salt Company became one of the pillars of the west coast Jesus Movement. Larry Norman, Randy Stonehill, and Dennis Agajanian all played their music and shared "The Message". We've tracked down many of these humble innovators as they share their stories for the first time about a tumultuous era not so different from today.
What happened on Gower & Yucca in 1968 that changed the world?
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Did You Know?
The original Salt Company Coffee House on Yucca and Gower in Hollywood, CA was damaged in the San Fernando Earthquake in February 1971 and reopened at new location on Sunset and Highland a few months later. See more