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Whisky a Go-Go Named 'Greatest Rock Venue Of All Time'

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Photo by Tim McGarry via Flickr


Photo by Tim McGarry via Flickr
Last week, LA's famed Whisky a Go-Go topped the list of The 10 Greatest Rock Venues of All Time published by Gibson Guitars. Dominating rock venue history in the esteemed company of The Fillmore, CBGB, The Cavern Club, Apollo Theater, and Max's Kansas City, the Whisky a Go-Go, opened in 1964 as part of a national club franchise.

For a short time, the club carried-on with caged go-go dancers shimmying to records between sets and countless purveyors of psychedelic nuggets holding court Where The Action Is. For decades, The Whisky stage was home to pre-legendary artists The Doors, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix The Beach Boys, Otis Redding, Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Johnny Rivers, Cream, Van Halen, Motley Crue, Guns n Roses and hundreds of other musicians.

But this begs the question... What are The 10 Best Rock Venues Of All Time in Los Angeles. Al's Bar? Hollywood Bowl? The Roxy? Spaceland RIP? What do you say, rockers?

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(Good lookin' out reader Torr for sending us the tip on the Gibson list.)