Whiskey A Go Go

I saw this poster somewhere and thought, “How cool.”

Th Whisky à Go-Go on the Sunset Strip was made famous by the mini-skirted DJ Rhonda Lane, who danced in a cage during Johnny Rivers’s set, thus giving birth to the go go girl. The Miracles scored a 1966 hit with GOING TO A GO GO and go go bars sprung up around the country. The LA club between Clark and Hilldale launched the careers of the Byrds, Alice Cooper, Buffalo Springfield, Love, the Doors and the Mothers of Invention.

In the late-70s the Whiskey went punk with The Germs The Dogs, The Runaways, Quiet Riot, Renegade, X, Mötley Crüe and Van Halen.

I had driven by the famed Hollywood nightclub without ever stopping inside.

I hated valet parking.

I tried calling the number. there was no reply.

To hear X playing NEW WORLD at the Whiskey a Go Go, please go to this URL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_kaTExJhQ

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