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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

Avatar Daniel Hayes

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.

Tower Records: A Place To Be Seen

Tower Records: A Place To Be Seen

Avatar Jim Goad

“Olive” (not her real name) is a woman who worked at Tower Records on Sunset Strip for two-and-a-half years in the 1980s. In honor of the premier of ABC’s WICKED CITY, here she recalls her various brushes with the rich, the famous, and the intoxicated.

“Tower was a respite for people. You’d come there and see some celebrities walking around—Brian Setzer, Bruce Springsteen, Whoopi Goldberg. Everyone came to be seen. You buy records, maybe see a celebrity, maybe get an autograph, and that would make your day.”