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7 Facts About The Infamous Roxy Theater That Show How Crazy The 80s Really Were

7 Facts About The Infamous Roxy Theater That Show How Crazy The 80s Really Were

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While West Hollywood’s Roxy Theater was one of the places to be if you were into the L.A. music scene in the 1980s, it was also the place to be if you wanted to party and partying in the 80s meant two things, drugs and debauchery.

In conjunction with the premier of ABC’s WICKED CITY, Thought Catalog present seven events that defined the Roxy as a venue for firsts in popular music and as a partying Mecca.

7 Rock Legends From The 1980s That Got Their Start At The Whisky A Go-Go

7 Rock Legends From The 1980s That Got Their Start At The Whisky A Go-Go

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The Whisky A Go-Go started out as a dance club in the fifties featuring caged Go-Go dancers and over the decades became one of the most iconic clubs on the Sunset Strip. In the 60s, house bands like the Doors graduated to international fame because of the exposure they got from playing the Whisky.

The 70s saw a thriving punk scene play there as well and while the Whisky fell on hard times financially in the 80s, the club still managed to feature some of the decade’s most iconic acts while they were still in their infancy.