Whisky a Go Go

Whisky a Go Go (photograph by Mike DIllon)

Whisky a Go Go (photograph by Mike DIllon)

8901 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA.

The Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip opened on January 16, 1964. Originally a club that featured go-go dancing, the Whisky became the center of the Hollywood music scene in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and still continues today. Band’s such as The Doors, Motley Crue and Guns N’ Roses were regular performers on the Whisky stage in their early stages of their careers. It would be impossible to list all the bands that played this landmark club but a few are: The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Alice Cooper, Metallica, Van Halen, Ratt, Black Sabbath, The Runaways, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Cream and many, many more.

Several acts have released live albums recorded at the Whisky, including: Alice Cooper’s Live at the Whisky A-Go-Go, 1969; Kansas’ Live at the Whisky, Otis Redding’s In Person At The Whisky A Go Go & Good To Me: Recorded Live At The Whisky A Go Go, Vol. 2; Stryper’s Live at the Whisky; Vince Neil’s Live at the Whisky: One Night Only.

Required Listening:

  1. Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
  2. You Really Got Me – Van Halen
  3. Dazed And Confused – Led Zeppelin
  4. Light My Fire – The Doors
  5. Whiplash – Metallica


The Whisky A Go Go street view

The Whisky A Go Go.




Van Halen at the Whisky

Van Halen at the Whisky.


Van Halen - Last Club Show

Van Halen – Last Club Show at the Whisky.


The Runaways at the Whisky

The Runaways at the Whisky (photo by Brad Elterman).


Metallica at the Whisky.

Metallica at the Whisky.


Led Zeppelin


Pink Floyd