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Before Motown existed there was…Dolphin’s of Hollywood

Recorded In Hollywood

The Musical is the true and fascinating story of legendary Los Angeles music producer John Dolphin. A well-respected and successful black businessman, record label owner, and music producer well before Motown ever existed. In 1948 he opened his World Famous Dolphin’s Of Hollywood Record Shop on legendary Central Avenue in South Los Angeles, the music mecca on the west coast, but his contributions to music and the formative years of Rock’n’Roll have often been overlooked. Based on the book Recorded In Hollywood: The John Dolphin Story, the new musical features 16 original songs to match the musical era of the 1950s, as well as some hit cover songs associated with the story.


April 11, 2015 – July 26, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays At 8pm
Sundays At 3pm


$34.99 General Admission

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Running time: 120 minutes.
There will be an intermission.

Hudson Theatre

6539 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038

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Wheelchair Access
The theatre has concessions.


(323) 960-4443

“We’ll Record you today and have you a Hit by Tonight” – John Dolphin