WHAT: Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. on Thursday will dedicate the intersection of Central Avenue and Vernon Avenue in recognition to the infamous “Dolphin's of Hollywood”—one of the first Black owned record stores - founded by John Dolphin in 1948 on Central Avenue.
Councilman Price is recognizing “Dolphin's of Hollywood” legacy and the important impact it has played in the history of jazz and R&B music. Classic hits like “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)”, by the doo-wap group “The Penguins,” were first released during a live broadcast inside Dolphin’s of Hollywood Records.
Central Avenue was a hub for jazz music in Los Angeles and brought figures such as Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Joe Turner, Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker to perform.
WHEN: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: S. Central Ave. & E. Vernon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011
WHO: Councilmember Curren Price, L.A. City Council District 9 and Dolphin Family Members
Contact: Angelina Valencia Cell: (818) 355-4991 for more information.