Rock And Roll Venues

Bars, stadiums, restaurants and other places that rock and roll musicians have played. Many of these locations are long gone, leaving but an echo.

Amoeba Music

The Los Angeles location is a massive store filled with thousands of records, cds and dvds…

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X-Ray Cafe

The X-Ray Cafe was a small music venue from 1990 to 1994 in Portland. Some…

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Garrick Theatre

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention played here nightly nightly for 6 months in 1967. Their shows…

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Thee Image

Thee Image was Miami’s best known psychedelic rock club in the ’60’s,…

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40 Watt Club

The 40 Watt Club has been one of the launching pads for musical groups in the South…

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New Regal Theater

On 21 November 1964 one of the greatest blues albums of all time, “Live At The Regal by B.B. King,” …

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8BC

Named for its location, this was one of the most critically acclaimed venues that sprung…

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Cafe Au Go Go

Between February 1964 until it’s closing in October of 1969, Cafe Au Go Go was a happening…

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The Trip

Owned by Elmer Valentine, who also owned and operated the nearby Whisky A Go Go…

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The Firehouse

Located at the former quarters of Engine Co. 26 and Truck Co. 10, this building held concerts…

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The Ice House

In the 1960s, Folk music was in its prime, and The Ice House was America’s top folk club…

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Wingate Park

On August 14, 1990, Curtis Mayfield was struck and paralyzed by a lighting scaffold…

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Bitter End

Many music legends played here, many got some of their first gigs here as well. Here’s a…

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Cafe Wha?

Many rock and roll stars got an early start at this Greenwich Village institution…

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Shea Stadium

On August 15, 1965, The Beatles played here on their second concert tour of the United…

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CBGB-OMFUG

Most of the major acts from the 70’s played here including Blondie, David Bowie, The…

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The Experience

In the late ’60’s, this building had Jimi Hendrix’s head painted on the front and you…

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The Masque

A small punk rock club in central Hollywood which existed off and on from 1977 to 1979…

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The Showcase

One of the Bay Area’s better known nightclubs for black acts in the 60’s and 70’s…

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The Trident

After The Rolling Stones great 1972 performances at the Winterland, Bill Graham rented…

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Wolfgang’s

Almost immediately after opening in 1983, this 600 seat location called Wolfgang’…

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Old Waldorf

This famous night club was originally opened by Jeff Pollack in 1976, Jeff sold…

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Savoy-Tivoli

In 1976, in a back room here, many great or soon to be great attractions played here…

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Slim’s

Boz Scaggs and Huey Lewis manager Bob Brown opened this venue in 1987. While…

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The Wiltern

The Wiltern’s name was derived from its location at the intersection of Wilshire and…

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Hungry i

The Hungry i was a legendary San Francisco nightclub operated in the late 1950s…

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The I-Beam

The I-Beam was a famous gay disco for years, in 1980 they started to have special…

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Ivar Bar

One of the few rock venues in the early 60’s in Hollywood, it then became a strip…

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Greek Theater

A wonderful outdoor setting located in Griffith Park. Many of the top bands of the last…

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The Roxy

At one time or another, if you played Los Angeles, you played at the Roxy. Van Morrison…

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The Anti Club

This was the closest thing left in L. A. to the underground clubs of the eighties. The Anti-Club…

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Club Lingerie

Once a very popular club site for the late-night set. Don’t blink when you drive by as…

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FM Station

Filthy McNasty had run this place since the early 70’s. The Band, Edgar Winter and many…

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Gazzarri’s

The Godfather of Rock and Roll was a staple on L. A. airwaves with his commercials for years…

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The Forum

Formerly The Great Western Forum, it had seating for over 17,000 people, The Great Western…

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The Sweetwater

The Sweetwater is the legendary Mill Valley music club which for over 30 years has been the…

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Vesuvio Cafe

One of the early North Beach hangouts for beatnicks, many of the local music talent…

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