Former Location –
The Valley Music Theater was built in 1963 and was backed by entertainers Bob Hope and Art Linkletter, along with Cy Warner, who also designed, built and owned the Warner Playhouse in Hollywood.
Many rock bands played here in the 60’s and 70’s including but not limited to: The Doors, Buffalo Springfield, Canned Heat, Badfinger, Love, Iron Butterfly, The Byrds, Ike & Tina Turner, B.B. King, Lou Rawls, Three Dog Night and Jim Croce.
In February of ’67, the Community Action For Fact And Freedom held a benefit concert here featuring The Byrds, Peter, Paul and Mary, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors and Hugh Masekela.
Notable Concerts Played At Valley Music Theater
12/10/1972 – Ray Charles
12/9/1972 – B.B. King
11/9/1972 – Jim Croce
2/25/1972 – Badfinger
1/29/1971 – Love
1/1/1971 – Spirit
2/21/1970 – The Flying Burrito Brothers
5/16/1969 – Three Dog Night
3/28/1969 – Linda Ronstadt
3/15/1968 – Iron Butterfly
6/2/1967 – The Byrds
5/7/1967 – The Doors
2/22/1967 – Buffalo Springfield
6/20/1966 – Paul Revere and the Raiders
3/27/1960 – The Kingston Trio
7/24/1965 – Sonny & Cher
The venue was converted in to a Jehovah’s Witness center in the early 80’s and fell a victim to the wrecker’s ball in August of 2007.
Valley Music Center
20600 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills CA 91364
Sad to see it go….
That place held a lot of memories for me. I saw Sammy Davis Jr there with my parents in the 70’s
I also saw Sammy Davis Jr. there as well, and still have pictures/slides from that event (unless the negatives didn’t survive).
Spirit played here in late 1970. Great show just before Jay and Mark left the group to start Jo jo Gunne.
Spirit had a show in the round in late 1970. Played most of 12 dreams of Dr Sardonicus album!
We saw just about everybody there at that little theater with the rotating stage.
It was pure magic.
No computers or pyrotechnics.
Just guitars, amps, drums, and great songs.
We saw Spirit there in a New Year’s Eve.
Might have been the same 1970 concert others are talking about.
I’ll never forget that place or the music we were so fortunate to witness there.
I saw Beatrice Lilly and Tammy Grimes in a memorable performance of “High Spirits” at the Valley Music Theater. Lilly was the “Happy Medium”. Grimes sang ‘You called me back, but I may not stay.”
I saw Iron Butterfly and Love there in June of 1967
with my girlfriend. Great venue with the revolving stage.
Happy memories. No BS just good music for $3 a ticket ! Imagine.