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Amoeba Hollywood: A Photo History (Part 4)

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We are looking back at the amazing history we have seen over the last 19 years in Los Angeles. So much has happened since we opened at 6400 Sunset Blvd in 2001 that it's impossible to do it justice in one piece! View Part One, Part Two, and Part Three of our photo history series celebrating and commemorating our rich history. 

Part Four starts in 2012 and a magical performance by Lana Del Rey. Lana performed to a packed house of adoring fans on February 7, 2012. On top of that, it was her first ever in-store performance and her first fan signing event! She performed at Amoeba SF two days later and stayed so late signing autographs for fans that she missed her flight and had to take a car service back home to Los Angeles. She wanted to meet every fan!

Lana Del Rey at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Lana Del Rey at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Lana Del Rey fans at amoeba Hollywood 2012 Lana Del Rey at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Lana Del Rey at Amoeba Hollywood 2012

Dogs are an important part of our culture at Amoeba. We're a very dog friendly store, with dog treats at the info counter and staff happily available to give belly rubs to our furry visitors. Over the years we've also hosted several pet adoption events with local rescue organizations. On February 12, 2012, we hosted a special Valentine's Day adoption event with The Pepper Foundation and later that year, on October 7, 2012 we hosted a dog adoption event for the Beagle Freedom Project.

Pet Adoption day at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Pet Adoption Day at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Pet Adoption Day at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Dog Adoption at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Dog Adoption at amoeba Hollywood 2012

Lena Dunham at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Lena Dunham at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Lena Dunham Tiny Furniture Signing - February 16, 2012
Chelsea Wolfe at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 La Santa Cecilia at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Chelsea Wolfe - March 5, 2012 La Santa Cecilia - March 26, 2012
Bob Odenkirk at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Tim Minchin at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Bob Odenkirk hosting our charity auction April 7, 2012 Tim Minchin - April 10, 2012

Record Store Day was becoming bigger and bigger and in 2012, we held our first ever t-shirt design contest. Our friends at Family Industries were once again on site doing live t-shirt screening, plus we had the prize wheel and special guest DJ sets from Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene and ††† (Crosses) aka Chino Moreno (Deftones), Shaun Lopez (Far) & Chuck Doom.

Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Record Store Day line at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Chino Moreno at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
The morning line for limited edition RSD releases. One of the RSD 2012 t-shirt designs, screen-printed live by Family Industries. Chino Moreno DJing for RSD 2012.

Johnny Ramone Signing at Amoeba Hollywood 2012

Nick Waterhouse at amoeba Hollywood 2012
Johnny Ramone Autobiography Signing with Linda Ramone, Tommy Ramone & John Cafiero - April 26, 2012 Nick Waterhouse - May 6, 2012
Tim and Eric Signing at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Tycho at amoeba Hollywood 2012
Tim & Eric Billion Dollar Movie Signing - May 8, 2012 Tycho - June 3, 2012
Bobby Womack Signing at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Bobby Womack at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Bobby Womack Signing - June 15, 2012
Glen Hansard at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Yuna at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Glen Hansard - June 18, 2012 Yuna - June 26, 2012
Sarah Silverman at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Sarah Silverman at amoeba Hollywood 2012
Sarah Silverman Program Signing - June 27, 2012
Fatlip & Slimkid3 at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Fatlip & Slimkid3 at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Fatlip & Slimkid3 of The Pharcyde - July 10, 2012
Matisyahu at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 The Newno2 at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Matisyahu - July 16, 2012 thenewno2 - July 31, 2012
chicano batman at amoeba hollywood 2012 Jovanotti at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Chicano Batman - August 10, 2012 Jovanotti - August 13, 2012
Michael Kiwanuka at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Cat Power at amoeba hollywood 2012
Michael Kiwanuka - August 15, 2012 Cat Power Signing - September 4, 2012
LIanne La Havas at Amoeba HOllywood 2012 Flying Lotus at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Lianne La Havas - September 14, 2012 Flying Lotus - October 1, 2012
Murs & Fashawn at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Murs & Fashawn at amoeba Hollywood 2012
Murs & Fashawn - September 25, 2012
Father John Misty at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Miguel at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Father John Misty Green Room Session - October 3, 2012 Miguel - October 4, 2012
Patti Smith at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Patti Smith at Amoeba Hollywood 2012 Patti Smith at Amoeba Hollywood 2012
Patti Smith - October 11, 2012
Yo La Tengo at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Yo La Tengo at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
Yo La Tengo - January 17, 2013
Fidlar at amoeba Hollywood 2013 Fidlar at Amoeba Hollywood 2-13
FIDLAR - January 24, 2013
Local Natives at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Local Natives at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
Local Natives - January 29, 2013
Eric Burdon at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 DJ Nu-Mark at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
Eric Burdon - February 13, 2013 DJ Nu-Mark - February 28, 2013
Nick Cave signing at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Nick Cave Signing at amoeba Hollywood 2013
Nick Cave Signing - February 22, 2013
Ric Ocasek at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Watsky at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
Ric Ocasek - March 6, 2013 Watsky - March 13, 2013
Cold War Kids at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Cold War Kids at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
Cold War Kids - April 1, 2013
Julieta Venegas at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Jody Stephens at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
Julieta Venegas - April 16, 2013 Jody Stephens of Big Star - June 6, 2013

Record Store Day 2013 saw guest DJ sets from DJ Lance Rock, Lucinda Williams, and Jeff McDonald of Redd Kross.

Record Store Day 2013 at Amoeba Hollywood DJ Lance Rock at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Record Store Day at amoeba Hollywood 2013

In May 2013, our What's In My Bag? series won a Webby Award for Best Online Film & Video: Variety Show. Four members of our team flew out to New York to accept the prize and record an acceptance video that was aired during the awards ceremony. Can you guess which band inspired our video?

Amoeba Webby Team What's In My Bag?

John Densmore at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Death at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
John Densmore (The Doors) Signing - June 14, 2013 Death - June 27, 2013
J Mascis at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Egyptian Lover at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
J Mascis - July 14, 2013 Egyptian Lover - July 26, 2013
David Lynch signing at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 David Lynch Signing at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
David Lynch Signing - July 16, 2013
Tig Notaro at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Maria Bamford at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
Tig Notaro Signing - July 30, 2013 Maria Bamford Signing - August 7, 2013
Charles Bradley at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Dr dog at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
Charles Bradley - August 25, 2013 Dr. Dog - September 30, 2013
William Shatner at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 William Shatner at Amoeba HOllywood 2013
William Shatner & Billy Sherwood Signing - October 8, 2013

On October 16, 2013, Gary Numan performed a special in-store performance to celebrate the release of his album, Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind). The line for the show stretched down the Ivar side of the building hours before the 6pm start time and fans were not disappointed with the high energy career-spanning set.

Gary Numan at amoeba Hollywood 2013

Gary Numan at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Gary Numan at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
Gary Numan meeting staff before the show
Best Coast at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
Best Coast at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Best Coast at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
Best Coast - October 22, 2013
bunbury at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Daedelus at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
Bunbury - October 29, 2013 Daedelus - November 6, 2013
Edgar Wright at Amoeba Hollywood 2013 Edgar Wright at Amoeba Hollywood 2013
Edgar Wright Signing - November 19, 2013

Want more Amoeba Hollywood photo history? View Part One, Part Two & Part Three.

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