The Roxy

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At one time or another, if you played Los Angeles, you played at the Roxy. Van Morrison played here in 1978 and a memorable bootleg album was made of the performance, Sam Phillips played here in 1994. Better Than Ezra played a concert here in 1997, In the early ’80’s the great comedy troop Firesign Theater played a few nights here.

The small On The Rox bar above the club has hosted a wide variety of debauchery in its history as it was a regular hangout for John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper and Keith Moon during Lennon’s “lost weekend” in 1975, and in the 1980s hosted parties arranged by “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss.

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention recorded a part of an album during December 1973 at The Roxy, entitled “Roxy and Elsewhere.”

The Roxy
9009 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90069
310 278-9457