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.

40 Watt Club

40 Watt Club

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

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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

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

The Trip

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

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The Firehouse

The Firehouse

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

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The Bitter End

The Bitter End

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

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Shea Stadium

Shea Stadium

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

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CBGB-OMFUG

CBGB-OMFUG

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

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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

The Trident

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

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Wolfgang’s

Wolfgang’s

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

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Old Waldorf

Old Waldorf

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

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Savoy-Tivoli

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

Slim’s

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

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The Wiltern

The Wiltern

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

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Hungry i

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

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

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Ivar Bar

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

Greek Theater

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

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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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Cathay De Grande

Cathay De Grande

An influential small club where many bands including the “Go-Go’s”, “The Blasters” and…

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Club Lingerie

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

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

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

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

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

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Vesuvio Cafe

Vesuvio Cafe

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

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