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"Love Street" is a 1968 song by The Doors which appears on their album Waiting For The Sun. The song is about the street in Laurel Canyon, California, where Jim Morrison lived with his girlfriend Pamela Courson. Their address was 8021 Rothdell Trail. Morrison and Courson referred to Rothdell Trail as "Love Street" because they would sit on the balcony and watch countless hippies walk by. Morrison also wrote the "Waiting For The Sun" album here, and most of "Soft Parade", along with countless poems. Love Street was originally a poem that Jim wrote for Pam about their time in the house on Love Street. Robby Krieger suggested it be a song, and put music to it. The poem turned into the gem of a song we all know as Love Street.
Released as the B-side of "Hello, I Love You", "Love Street" received a small amount of airplay on the radio. Not until recently has it been given more airtime. It was played during the closing credits of HBO's Entourage (season 2, episode 10).
The song was covered by pianist George Winston on his album Night Divides the Day - The Music of the Doors.