Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Secret "Asian" Man

On this date in 1963, the legendary Whisky-A-Go-Go opens on the Sunset Strip (8901 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, California). While the club fell on some hard times in the 80’s, closing in 1982, it reopened in 1986 and continues its run. The club served as a launching pad for several L.A. bands including the Doors. Johnny Rivers was one of the first live acts to play the “The Whisky” in 1964; the show also included DJ Rhonda Lane spinning records between sets from a cage to the right of the stage; since she was known to dance along with Rivers’ music, the audience thought it was part of the act and the concept of Go-Go dancers dancing in cages was born. Let’s catch a bit of Rivers’ act, thanks to and for the info, and keep on rockin’!

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