Culture historian Domenic Priore, author of Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Last Stand in Hollywood, promises a “boss” time at his upcoming talk on the “Sixties on the Sunset Strip” on February 8. The illustrated lecture, free to the public, targets a specific moment between 1965 and 1966 when West Hollywood absorbed, then advanced, the folk music movement that had previously been harbored in Greenwich Village.
This was the era when The Byrds, Doors, Buffalo Springfield, Love, Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, The Turtles, The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Billy Preston, The Standells, The Leaves, The Seeds, Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band, Brenton Wood and his backing band, Señor Soul (the guys who became War) et al were playing at places like Pandora’s Box, The London Fog, The Trip, Bido Lito’s, Sea Witch, It’s Boss, The Red Velvet, Brave New World, Wild Thing, Troubadour, Ash Grove, Hullabaloo, The Haunted House, The Action, Gazzarri’s, P.J.’s and Whisky a Go Go.
Also included see the ’50s Beatnik days of Sunset Strip… places like The Renaissance, The Unicorn, The Crescendo, Chez Paulette etc.
Domenic Priore Sunset Strip talk | West Hollywood City Council Chambers | Wednesday Feb 8, 7 pm | free, rsvp here