Whisky A Go Go

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West Hollywood, CA, Los Angeles, United States

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The Whisky A Go Go, located at the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, is one of the most legendary night clubs and concert venues in the U.S. It opened on January 16, 1964. Along with the Rainbow Bar & Grill, The Roxy Theatre, The Troubadour and the Viper Room it defined the significance of the Sunset Strip as an epicenter for several musical genres during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Though the club was billed as a discothèque, which by the way also popularized the Go-Go dancing, it became a household name as a live concert venue of the hottest acts of its time. Obviously, the rock and roll scene in Los Angeles was born when the Whisky started operation. From rock to punk to heavy metal, the club stood at the forefront of many musical trends.

The Whisky played an important role in many musical careers, especially for bands based in Southern California. The Byrds, Alice Cooper or Buffalo Springfield were regulars, and The Doors were the house band for a while—until the debut of the “Oedipal section” of “The End” got them fired. Van Morrison’s band Them had a two-week residency in June, 1966, with The Doors as the opening act. On the last night they all jammed together on “Gloria”. Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention got their record contract based on a performance at the Whisky. Jimi Hendrix came by to jam when Sam & Dave headlined. Otis Redding recorded his album In Person at the Whiskey a Go Go there in 1966.

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8901 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA, Los Angeles 90069
United States
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+1 310-652-4202

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Tuesday 2 February 2016
NileConcert Whisky A Go Go
West Hollywood, CA, Los Angeles, United States
34.090897 -118.385693
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Wednesday 3 February 2016
Enforcer, Exmortus, WarbringerConcert
Whisky A Go Go
West Hollywood, CA, Los Angeles, United States
34.090897 -118.385693
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  • OceanGypsy666

    What a dive but Timmy was cool! \m/

    December 2012
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