Happy Birthday Whisky A Go-Go!… the foundation for some of the most famous rock bands. An anchor on the Sunset Strip since it’s opening in 1964, the Whisky A Go-Go has played host to rock ‘n’ roll’s most important bands, from the Doors, Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin to today’s up and coming new artists. While the venue’s official birthday was on January 16th, they’ll be rocking out all month long to celebrate the world renowned rock nightclub!
The Byrds, Alice Cooper, Buffalo Springfield, Smokestack Lightning and Love… all of these bands started out at the Whiskey. The Doors were the house band 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.
Come on down to the Sunset Strip and rock on!