Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Charlie Cox, the La Brea Tar Pits' Unofficial Street Entertainer

We've written before about Charlie Cox, the street musician who participated in Franklin Avenue's 2003 Birthday Race around Los Angeles.

Charlie's still a regular presence outside the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, where he entertains via banjo and other folk instruments. It's a comforting presence -- the first thing I do whenever I pass by the Tar Pits is strain my eyes to see if Charlie's there. (Believe it or not, he's been there since 1975!)

Recently while walking through the Tar Pits, we watched as a group embarked on an impromptu round of square dancing as Charlie played:

It was quite a sight. Check out Charlie's Myspace page here. And read Blogging.la's 2007 profile of Charlie here.

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