ROCK CLUBS
     

    Though Laurel Canyon hasn't officially been home to a bar or nightclub since The Laurel Tavern became the home of Tom Mix, unofficially, Laurel Canyon's Log Cabin hosted some of the first BYOB 'concerts' in early 1960's Los Angeles. Despite such shortcomings, residents of Laurel Canyon enjoy the proximity of most of Los Angeles' best nightclubs, and bars offering live entertainment. A short drive north on Laurel Canyon, takes Canyon music lovers to Ventura Blvd., the San Fernando Valley's version of The Sunset Strip, lined with restaurants, funky shops, and numerous nightclubs & live music bars. However, an even shorter Canyon drive south, takes Canyonites to the original - West Hollywood's "The Sunset Strip". 
Since Earl Carroll opened his elaborate Sunset Blvd. supper club theater in 1938, Sunset has been  home to a never-ending list of Los Angeles' finest and most famous nightspots. The ever-changing list of entertainment  establishments includes: fine restaurants & famed eateries, five-star hotels with swanky private lounges and all levels of burlesque/strip clubs. Famous as the location of the legendary CIRO'S and  countless ritzy supper clubs, throughout the 40s & 50s, The Sunset Strip would gain national attention when the Warner Bros. television series,
"77 Sunset Strip" became a hit with teenagers in the early 60s. 'The Strip' quickly evolved from the classy party home of Movie Stars & Frank Sinatra's 'Rat Pack', to the Home of LA's R&R Music Scene, more importantly, Home to LA's revolutionary Hippie Scene. 

"THE HOLLYWOOD GRANDDADDY" -
Earl Carroll Theatre
 6230 Sunset Blvd.
  opened - Dec.26, 1938

The glamorous supper club - theatre was built by Carroll to supplement his highly successful  New York landmark. The lavish establishment featured a huge revolving stage, swings which dropped from the ceiling, &
 "The Most Beautiful Showgirls
 in the World".

After Carroll's death in a 1948 plane crash, the theater was sold, then reopened in 1953 as a dinner club, the Moulin Rouge, home to 50's TV show "Queen For A Day".

Later, in the mid 60s, after the successful run of John Hartmann's Kaleidoscope, The theater was home to Gary Bookasta's "the Hullabaloo", a popular teen hangout/nightclub which featured many of the popular new bands (Yellow Payges, Palace Guard, Wild Ones, Pat & Lolly Vegas, etc.), of the era.

The theater would later undergo major renovations and reopen as the Aquarius Theatre, home of the West Coast production of the revolutionary stage musical, "HAIR". The Aquarius also became known for staging Rock Concerts featuring many of the biggest 60s groups.
* "I saw Janis Joplin with Big Brother & the Holding Company at the venue", - but, it's best remembered as being the location for one of the last performances of the DOORS (July 21-22, 1969) - which were later Released as - "DOORS - Absolutely Live" in 1970.
After the cancellation of TV's "Queen For A Day's lengthy run, The outdated Moulin Rogue Supper club was unable to afford the spacious theater's high rent and would close its oversized doors forever. They would eventually REOPEN as...

 John Hartmann's   KALEIDOSCOPE  228 Vine St. (near Sunset)

    ( 4/24-25/1967 - click to view}
The KALEIDOSCOPE was one of the very first of the many new rock clubs to open its doors in 1960's Hollywood.
The club wasn't actually on "The Sunset Strip", but further east on Sunset Blvd., at Vine Street. the corner was already well known to music fans as the home of 'Wallich's Music City', the first, and most famous Music Store and ticket outlet in Los Angeles. The store's popular Hollywood location was immortalized for decades in Wallich's unforgettable slogan: "It's Music City - Sunset & Vine..."
a popular feature at Music City was their 'Music Listening Booths', where you could take records (and a girl, if you were lucky) to sample & 'Review' the latest single releases to hit 'The Top Forty' Pop charts.
Owner Glenn Wallich first opened his future Hollywood landmark in 1940, where it remained a popular Teen hangout for almost 40 years. In 1942, Johnny Mercer thought it might be fun to own a record company, so he convinced Glenn Wallich, and producer /songwriter, Buddy DeSylva, to collectively invest $25,000, And famed Capitol Records was born at that intersection, right inside Wallich's Music City.  For more see:

                  
8433 Sunset Blvd.

 Ciro's sits at the Laurel Canyon end of The Sunset Strip, the other 'Bookend' with the Whisky A Go Go, signaling The Sunset Strip's beginning & end (depending on one's direction).

Like the Whisky, the building that was Ciro's still stands, only this one has been home to another Hollywood landmark, Mitzy Shore's The Comedy Store for more than thirty years

. In the 1940's & 1950's, things were a little different at the beginning of Hollywood's Sunset Strip. During that time, there was no hotter nightclub on the planet
 than Hollywood's
  Ciro's Supper Club, - "Owned"
 and operated by Billy Wilkenson.
 It was the party destination for the Hollywood elite (Bogie & Bacall, George Raft & Betty Grable, you name it...).
The luxurious nightclub provided the finest showgirls of the era, with entertainment to match (Mae West was a favorite). The only problem for Wilkenson was to sustain that high level of entertainment nightly for the wealthy celebrities that patronized his club.
When the jungle-themed
Mocambo opened its highly publicized zebra-striped doors, right across the street,
Ciro's customers were defecting in droves to the newest, trendy night spot.
Wilkenson conceded
Ciro's #1 position to the jungle-themed upstart, and chose instead to direct his lavish design talents and his "partners' " (Meyer Lanskey & "Bugsy" Siegel) money into a new entertainment project, the Flamingo Hotel, in the middle of the Nevada Desert 

It was at this point, that Herman Hoover took over management of the club (1942). Hoover would retain the position until Ciro's closed its doors, 'for good', in 1959. Hoover returned the fading club to its previous glory, and it remained the place to see, as well as the place to be seen. for over a decade. The club would remain at that esteemed level, establishing itself as the standard for what a truly "class" establishment should be, one that Entrepreneurs would attempt to emulate in New York City, Las Vegas, and throughout the rest of the 'civilized' world. 

Renowned as Hollywood's finest nightclub, Ciro's would spawn the careers of some of the biggest names in Hollywood Entertainment. This highly coveted reputation was really initiated around 1950, when an Italian crooner took the Ciro's stage for the first time, alongside a skinny Jewish comedian, and the Pair would go on to surpass the fame of America's greatest comedy duo, Laurel & Hardy.
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis would Remain America's Top Comedy act, starring in a succession of hit movies, Radio & TV shows, & live performances.
      

Then, in 1951 an opening act for Janis Page -the Will Mastin Trio- tore the house down thanks, in large part, to the presence of arguably the most versatile entertainer in history, Sammy Davis, Jr. It was also the site of Sammy's return to the stage following the car accident in which he lost his right eye.
Although 
Ciro's didn't always showcase and provide for the creation of every entertainment giant of the 50's career, The Ciro's stage hosted a profusion of the era's top entertainers: - Joe E. Lewis, Andy Williams, Mae West, Xavier Cugat & Charo, Nat King Cole, and the list goes on and on.
 

The club, and most of the rest of the Sunset Strip, was always alleged to have mob ties. What ever the case, in spring, 1946, East Coast mob boss, Meyer Lansky, agreed to back La's gambling syndicate leader, Bugsy Siegel, in developing former Ciro's owner, Billy Wilkinson's Las Vegas project, the Flamingo Hotel & Casino. Thus began a shift of money, glamour, and celebrity clientele, from the Sunset Strip to the Strip of Las Vegas.
As Las Vegas grew, Sunset suffered. By the mid 50s, The glitzy lounges, fine restaurants, and nite clubs along Sunset had closed their doors for good.
Because
Ciro's had been the Sunset Strip's Landmark club, Herman Hoover struggled to stay afloat to the end. That end came when the IRS caught up with him, demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars which he owed in unpaid taxes.

Ciro's closed its doors in 1957. Hoover filed for bankruptcy in 1959, and Hollywood's most celebrated club at 8433 Sunset Blvd. was sold at public auction for $350,000.

The sale represented the end of an era in Los Angeles.
 Though Sunset Boulevard remained a vital commercial artery, it would never regain the glamorous reputation it enjoyed in its "Glory Years".

When 'the dust cleared', the new owners of Ciro's would retain the legendary name, under the impression that the former club's prestige was a valuable portion of their acquisition. They were partially correct, but the Sunset Strip was now, not only devoid of its previous class and glamour, it had become a tourist destination overrun with youthful runaways and transients. More importantly, America's music scene was in the midst of a radical new transitional period. US radio stations were still featuring the Top 40 Pop Songs, Elvis Presley, Motown, Folk, and Rhythm & Blues. Yet, on two Sunday evenings in February, 1964, everyone in America, under 40 yrs. of age, was glued to their television screens, tuned to the Ed Sullivan show to get a glimpse of this new, long-haired, British band, who was creating hysteria wherever they performed, playing those same songs.
 -
"BEATLEMANIA" - hit America. With it came "The British Invasion".
 

The club had unsuccessfully booked a few folk acts and decided to venture into the new music, and direct their entertainment toward the new youth, and tourist market.

Just a couple miles up the street (Laurel Canyon) lived a new band of ex-folkies who looked, dressed, and harmonized, just like the Beatles, and called themselves, "The Byrds".    

the Byrds had perfected their unique blend of folk and rock when their debut single, Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man," topped the charts in mid-1965. Along with their Debut single, came their Live debut - Their performance at Ciro's, not only signaled the arrival of a new Laurel Canyon band, and a 'new' Sunset Strip Rock Club, it also signaled the beginning of a new musical (Rock&Roll) & cultural (Hippie) Revolution.


Unlike the three Hollywood "Sunset" clubs discussed above, The Troubadour is not on Sunset Blvd. however, it's longtime West Hollywood location is just blocks south of the STRIP, sharing an equivalent position on Santa Monica Blvd. as Sunset's WHISKY A GO GO. Both clubs' location on their respective Boulevards, signal the end of West Hollywood's 'entertainment Strips', And the beginning of neighboring city, Beverly Hills. The "TROUB' also parallels the 'WHISKY' as a premiere location for Music Industry showcases. Though the 'TROUB' predates the WHISKY, after 40+ years, both clubs remain open, with their integrity, and music business reputations, soundly intact.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE TWO...

DOUG WESTON'S TROUBADOUR

   
 Although rock musicians were taking off throughout the hills of Laurel Canyon, plus becoming the norm at clubs along the Sunset Strip, most of them were evolving from the popular genre of the time, 'Folk Music'. No one was more aware of this than Doug Weston, the owner of LA's most popular "folk" club,
 
The Troubadour. 

Weston ruled with an iron hand, distancing his club far above the other popular LA folk clubs, The Ash Grove, and the long-time musician hangout, McCabe's (Music Store). 

The "Troub" is on Santa Monica Blvd., two doors from Dan Tana's, a popular music industry restaurant & hangout. The "Troub" featured a separate bar out front of the main showroom which became the "In Spot" for local & visiting musicians, as well as the Music Industry people, and, of course, music fans. Considered a second home by most of the Laurel Canyon musicians, the bar was where numerous bands came together (Eagles, among many others).

Doug Weston recognized when Rock&Roll was becoming more popular than folk music, and used his powerful position within the new music industry to book the up&coming Rock acts for industry showcases. "Elton John"  {see left) 

As the "British Invasion" hit Hollywood, and more rock clubs opened along the Strip, the dominance once enjoyed by the Troubadour diminished, with the Whisky A Go Go replacing it as LA's most popular Rock showcase. Weston continued with the "softer" acts until the 70s, when he switched to booking multiple local rock bands, which essentially were forced to "pay to play" by hawking tickets to their fans. Doug Weston remained in control of the club until his death in 1999 at the age of 72. Although The Troubadour never regained its prestigious position in Rock music, it never dropped out of the race, as the 2000 concert poster {above right} indicates. 


Whisky A Go Go

8901 Sunset Blvd at Clark St. West Hollywood, CA

In January of 1964, Elmer Valentine, a former vice cop from Chicago, along with his club manager, Mario Maglieri, first opened the doors to what would quickly become LA's premier Rock & Roll nightclub, the world famous
Whisky A Go Go
on the Sunset Strip.
the club immediately gained fame by booking popular local Pop acts (Johnny Rivers, Trini Lopez, the Standells), and featuring sexy, caged "Go Go" dancers (in "Go-Go" boots), gyrating to the music.

 The bands released successful "live at the Whisky A Go Go" albums which gave the dingy little club a prestigious reputation, which extended as far as the London Blues scene in England. As such, Elmer could book the new local Groups as "House Bands", and choose among the Hit British groups, & new San Francisco favorites, to headline special dates & weekend shows. {see below & right} 

    

Thanks to the club's immediate success, and valentine's recognition of the growing youthful music scene, the new club owner opened his second Sunset Strip club, "The Trip" in the spring of 1965, which was designed to attract younger 'ROCK FANS'. 

Like similar Clubs which sprang up during this time:

 the London Fog, Bido-Lido's,
 the Galaxy, The Oracle &

 
 Thee Experience 
 
{THE former CLUB'S SITE}


thee Experience

The club enjoyed initial success but,
 for one reason or another,
it didn't survive for decades,
 like
Sunset Strip perennial,

GAZZARI'S
                      9039 Sunset Blvd.

The former site of "Sherry's Restaurant", where LA mobster, "Bugsy" Siegel's former partner, Mickey Cohen, was shot in 1948.

a legendary club which, like The Troubadour, was owned by a 'Hands On' businessman, Bill Gazzari, willing to alter his club, making adjustments for both the evolving music scene, and the demographics for their fans.    "THE GODFATHER OF ROCK & ROLL"

As a result of that business savvy, both clubs have managed to survive longer than their namesakes,
 
DOUG WESTON & BILL GAZZARI

      Back to The Whisky


  Arthur Lee - leader of "Love"
at The Whisky
 
& Jimi Hendrix  (1967)

The Whisky has never been a classy club, seating around 400, but it has remained the most popular rock club on the Sunset Strip for over 40 years. Over the years, Elmer & his booker have experimented & adapted to many formats. After a lengthy string of success booking the newest LA Rock Bands (and some San Francisco groups) through 1966, The Whisky then abruptly switched their booking policy to "Motown & Soul", beginning with Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for a 10 night stint in January, 1967, followed by groups like: The Temptations, Four Tops, Gladys Knight & the pips, Martha & Vandellas, and the Impressions. Bookings also included Blues and R&B acts (Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker), and Whisky favorite, South African jazz trumpeter, Hugh Masekela. All that would change in July, 1967, when Sam & Dave's 2 week Stint at the club would be interrupted by an unannounced appearance by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, in preparation for their breakout set at the Monterrey Pop Festival.
 ROCK WAS BACK AT THE WHISKY!


 The Whisky
was second to the 999 capacity STARWOOD for many years in the late 70s, but has survived many drastic changes in popular music. Many rock clubs were forced to close their doors when Disco threatened rock's survival, but the whisky evolved with the current music fads to remain afloat during lean years. The exception was the following "SCENE", PUNK ROCK. When Punk became popular, the Whisky remained one the top venues for 'The Scene', showcasing most of LA's top Punk outfits. As the bands, and their fans, became more obnoxious and destructive, plus, weren't spending any money, Elmer began to have reservations about the entire scene. It culminated in 1979, when LA's top punk band, BLACK FLAG, headlined the club which resulted in a full scale riot in the cramped club and spilling out onto the Strip & spreading through the adjacent neighborhood. Valentine had had enough, and closed the Whisky for almost 2 years, until the Punk scene had run its rebellious course.

Elmer would reopen the club when the LA Rock scene (Heavy Metal, Glam rock, Hair Bands, etc.) became popular with LA favorites, VAN HALEN, & QUIET RIOT leading the return of Rock & Roll to the Sunset Strip, and far beyond.

With the demise of Eddie Nash's STARWOOD, the Whisky was more than ready to return as LA's premier Rock club.

 OTHER CLUBS

The Magic Mushroom
1134 S. Ventura Blvd.
( in the Valley )

The Magic Mushroom was located in the San Fernando Valley, on Ventura Blvd., which runs along the Valley's southernmost boundary. Ventura intersects with Laurel Canyon Blvd., providing entrance to the Canyon which exits on the south, at Hollywood's
the Sunset Strip.


The "Mushroom" attempted to duplicate the look and success of Hollywood concert venues like The Kaleidoscope, even utilizing a psychedelic reference for its name.
Unlike John Hartmann's popular Rock Club, the Magic Mushroom was ill prepared for success. Lacking adequate financial backing, the club found itself mired in zoning, alcohol licensing, and related legal problems; As such, the club changed hands frequently. Unable to duplicate the extravagant sound and lighting systems popularized by clubs like San Francisco's Avalon & Fillmore Auditorium. the club would fail to showcase most of the hottest, new rising acts of the period.

            The London Fog

The London Fog was located just west of the Whisky (almost next door), in part of the space that is now occupied by Duke's Coffee Shop.

Duke's Coffee Shop
(formerly the London Fog)
8909 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 652-3100

Duke's was originally on Santa Monica Boulevard, just northwest of the intersection of La Cienega. It was the coffee shop of the Tropicana motel (previously next door), where the record companies would book artists and Bands before they made them a lot of money. it has been a rock and Roll hangout since the early sixties. When the Tropicana was demolished, Duke's then moved up to itspresent Sunset location (early 80s).
Prior to the well known Duke's relocating to the popular Sunset Strip location, the spot was home for many years to a tiny upscale bar called "Sneaky Pete's".

The funky little LONDON FOG remains a fixture in Sunset Strip musical history, primarily due to being the first club in which the Doors performed. The ragged LA ensemble served as the house band and used their nightly performances to "get their act together".
After about four months at the London Fog, their tenure at the club came to an end thanks to the endless drunken displays and irresponsible behavior of the band's lead singer, Jim Morrison. Despite these actions, the growing popularity of the band allowed them to immediately move next door to the Whisky A Go Go, where they became that club's new house band.
It wasn't too much later that the Doors were again fired, also thanks to Morrison's onstage antics.

Bido Lido's
{often spelled "Bido Lito's"}

The photo {right} shows what used to be the backstage entrance to "BIDO LIDO'S", the usual door for Groupies, musicians, road crew, etc.
When this photo was taken, the building was home to a cozy little watering hole named
 "The Gaslight".


RODNEY'S ENGLISH DISCO

Rodney Bingenheimer - Jimmy Page - Miss Pamela

{right} Summer 1972 - John Bonham's {second from right} [24] Birthday Party -  DOB: May 31, 1948

{from left} Sable Starr, Robert Plant, Morgana Welch {Welles/cigarette},
 Tyla-----, ------, ---------, John Bonham, Lori Mattox


"Rodney Bingenheimer  was a little guy, but he always made a grand appearance with a gorgeous girl on each arm or a rock star.  If you ever cruised the Strip, you could bet on seeing Rodney, because he was out on the Strip on foot every day, dressed to kill, along with his rock and roll entourage.
 
"What's happening, Man"  was Rodney's mantra"

"    

 "GLAM"
 7561 Sunset Blvd.
(briefly next to Chateau Marmont)
 'Bar Marmont' - 8221 Sunset
Blvd.
Opened:1972 - Closed:1974

* AUTHOR'S NOTE: I felt the inclusion of "GLAM" was necessary to make mention of HOLLYWOOD'S CHATEAU MARMONT HOTEL. The legendary European styled Hotel was built up the side of the hill on the north side of Sunset, just west of Laurel Canyon. in1929. The Chateau's charming Old-World warmth, plus it's reputation for discretion and privacy, soon earned the establishment the title "HOTEL OF THE STARS". The tile was justified as early celebrity guests included: Jean Harlow, Greta Garbo, Boris Karloff, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, and Marilyn Monroe.

When Rock&Roll hit the Sunset Strip, Led Zeppelin, the Who, & countless British rockers, favored the Continental Hyatt "Riot House", next door. Unknown to most fans, even 'Led Zep' often secretly stayed at 'the Chateau', renting their bungalows when seeking seclusion.
The Marmont became a favorite of "Hollywood Bad Boys", beginning with one of the first, the infamous Errol Flynn. Over the years, the list includes: James Dean, Montgomery Clift, Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Johnny Depp, Robin Williams, Jude Law, and John Belushi. It was the tragic overdose death of Belushi in Marmont's bungalow #3 on March 4, 1982, that signaled the end of the hotel's anonaminity. Nonetheless, recent guests include: Courtney Love, Ellen DeGeneres, Winona Ryder, Colin Farrell, Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon, Sting, Spike Lee, Tobey Maguire, Keanu Reeves, Christina Ricci, Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan.     
        

THE ROXY' THEATER
formerly the Largo (Burlesque Club)
9009 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90069


The Club was first opened on September 23, 1973. by Elmer Valentine and Lou Adler, along with original partners, David Geffen, Elliot Roberts and Peter Asher and 'PushPlay'. They took over the building previously occupied by "the Largo", a strip club owned by Chuck Landis.

Lou Adler was responsible for bringing the stage play "The Rocky Horror Show" to the United States, and it opened its first American run at The Roxy Theatre in 1974, before it was later made into the movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".
Upstairs,
"On The Rox", the intimate little bar above the club, has hosted a wide variety of debauchery during its lengthy history.
it is perhaps best remembered as the regular hangout for
John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper, and Keith Moon, during Lennon's "lost weekend" in 1973-74. in the 1980's, On The Rox hosted several parties arranged by legendary madam, Heidi Fleiss.

The Rainbow Bar & Grill
9015 W Sunset Blvd.


It's impossible to discuss the Roxy without including the Rainbow.
photo {left} - Elmer Valentine & his two clubs       

the RAINBOW sits right next door to the ROXY. In fact, the two clubs share the same parking lot which sits between the two West Hollywood hotspots. Actually, the two clubs share more than
"The Infamous Rainbow Parking Lot".
They also share the same owners (Elmer Valentine, Mario Maglieri, Lou Adler, & assorted ever-changing partners).
The RAINBOW opened in 1972, in the former home of the "Villa Nova", a restaurant with a true Sunset Strip pedigree. It's not only where Marilyn Monroe met future husband, Joe DiMaggio, on a blind date, it's where Liza Minnelli's father, Vincente, proposed to her mother, film legend, Judy Garland.

 The RAINBOW, Much like Rodney's English Disco,  is known more as a 'Musician hangout' than a Rock Club. It is actually a restaurant/bar (great Pizza!) Located a couple blocks down from the Whisky, it gained notoriety as "where the bands go" after gigs @ the Whisky, or before & after concert performances.
When David Geffen and Elliot Roberts joined with Lou Adler (& partners, Elmer & Mario) to open The Roxy Theater in '73, the combined clubs' location secured the prestigious reputation as "The Center Of Sunset Strip Rock". 

Led Zeppelin stopped in a few times and The Rainbow' became 'THE PLACE' for Rock musicians (plus their groupies & fans), to hangout and catch a late meal and a couple drinks. Most of the local heavy Rock bands became regulars, and admission on evenings & weekends became coveted music business commodities.
When the dimly lit Bar & comfy Restaurant downstairs became packed beyond legal limits, access to the upstairs room (club - "Over the Rainbow") was limited to "members - Who you know" status, a rocker's version of genuine high-class "Members only" LA clubs like "the Factory" or "The Daisy". 

Once "The LA Hard Rock Scene" finally took off, LA up&coming bands, Poison, Guns & Roses, and most definitely, Motley Cre, claimed the Rainbow as 'home'. 

TO BE DEVELOPED? ...

"Miss Angela (of Zappa, GTO's) - NO!
sent along awesome photos of
herself, Miss Lucy, Janet "Hof" (Ferguson) and James. 
 Angela thought I might want to censor the ones in the bus. 
Naah... We want the real deal here."

       

On the left is Miss Lucy, Miss Angela and a young Dweezil Zappa
Lucy and Angela in center,
 James, Janet Hof on right

       

Sally Stevens
worked at Thee Experience and the Psychedelic Supermarket.
She went on to work for Elektra until 1985.
Sally's email:  sallystevens121@adelphia.net
She has a killer website you must check out!

rockphiles.com


"Here you can get another glimpse back at the Sunset Strip and the people who created it. This web site is dedicated to all of them.
The ritual of making our way up and down the Strip to all of the clubs. The Whisky, The Galaxy, and Gazzari's, The Hullabaloo, Pandora's Box and Bido Lido's where we went to dance and see the many groups. The Hamburger Hamlet and Shaw's near the clubs where we could get a bite to eat. When the clubs closed, everyone would head for Cantor's Restaurant to stand in line and once again meet all of their friends. The parties were endless and the rock stars were everywhere."

 her friends, Andy, Wendy, and Lixie. They were regulars on the TV Show "Where the Action Is"    ...Janet remembers The Great Linoleum Clothing Experience, Genie the Tailor,
The West Coast Pop Art Band, The Chambers Brothers, Bido Lido's, The Fifth Estate,
 {IN THE VALLEY}: The Sundance Saloon, The Brass Ring, and The Mine Shaft.

Bryan MacLean died ON Christmas day at Damiano's Pizza on Fairfax.
I just got a cursory look and it's late, 
but I'll check back again. let me know if there's anything I can do to help! 
PS - Miss Christine, Miss Lucy and Miss Sandra from the GTO's 
are all in Heaven now too!  
 
 XX  Pamela