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 Post subject: Whiskey A Go-Go Gala
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:39 am 
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In Pauline Butcher's book, she talks about Frank's showing of this footage at the Lindy Theatre where they watched it and Frank boasted of a desire to present this for broadcast on television. Did this footage ever see the light of day?

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I think she is talking about the Garrick Theater(Ed Seeman).I have seen them mix up before as they was the same building.

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I think she is talking about the Garrick Theater(Ed Seeman).I have seen them mix up before as they was the same building.


Same building? One is in NYC and the other in LA - so how do you figure?

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"152 Bleecker Street, New York. A small performance space on the second floor above the Cafe Au Go Go. Herb Cohen rented the theater for the six months from March 23rd to September 5th, 1967".
http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Garrick_Theater

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cleon wrote:
"152 Bleecker Street, New York. A small performance space on the second floor above the Cafe Au Go Go. Herb Cohen rented the theater for the six months from March 23rd to September 5th, 1967".
http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Garrick_Theater


Yes Cleon. Many establishments in the late 60's attached the words "Go Go" to their names. Unfortunately for you, the Cafe Au Go Go has nothing to do with the Whiskey.

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Look like the only difference is I'm correct and your wrong then.

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I saw many bands perform there, a small space that held a lot of people, in the 70's and 80's it was standing only... :smoke:


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cleon wrote:
Look like the only difference is I'm correct and your wrong then.


Not sure why I'm bothering to continue the argument but I'll bite (just this once): why, prey tell, are you correct?

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Why Not MOO wah :P

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I saw many bands perform there, a small space that held a lot of people, in the 70's and 80's it was standing only... :smoke:


Absolutely. World Famous. The Doors, Alice Cooper, Van Halen, Motley Crue.... many, many bands "made" it via that venue.

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PenguinInBondage wrote:
Plook wrote:
I saw many bands perform there, a small space that held a lot of people, in the 70's and 80's it was standing only... :smoke:


Absolutely. World Famous. The Doors, Alice Cooper, Van Halen, Motley Crue.... many, many bands "made" it via that venue.

As an outsider and having only seen photos of the place you think "well what's the big deal?" It looks like lots of other venues I've seen bands in over the years (nothing remarkable in other words) but when you consider that this is the window that a lot of great artists got their start you get it. CBGB's and the Mudd Clubb in NY are similar in that regard I imagine.


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KillUgly2 wrote:
PenguinInBondage wrote:
Plook wrote:
I saw many bands perform there, a small space that held a lot of people, in the 70's and 80's it was standing only... :smoke:


Absolutely. World Famous. The Doors, Alice Cooper, Van Halen, Motley Crue.... many, many bands "made" it via that venue.

As an outsider and having only seen photos of the place you think "well what's the big deal?" It looks like lots of other venues I've seen bands in over the years (nothing remarkable in other words) but when you consider that this is the window that a lot of great artists got their start you get it. CBGB's and the Mudd Clubb in NY are similar in that regard I imagine.


I would have to agree. I've been to the Whiskey but only circa 2004 and yes, had it not been for the history, you wouldn't have known it was anything "special". I've heard similar reviews of CBGB's before it closed.

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It's actually not a very good venue, the Roxy down the street is a much better spot, if it wasn't for where it is and who had played there it probably would have closed decades ago... :smoke:


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penguin in bondage wrote:
In Pauline Butcher's book, she talks about Frank's showing of this footage at the Lindy Theatre where they watched it ...
could this be the lindy opera house ¿


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the american theater, formerly known as the lindy opera house and originally constructed in 1928 as the ritz theater on wilshire and la brea avenues


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