Sunset Strip 1960’s and 1970’s Timeline

Love, Peace Joy T-Shirt Design

1964: Go-Go girls are born at the Whisky A Go-Go, opened by a former Chicago cop named Elmer Valentine. In 1966, Jim  Morrison and the Doors will become the house band, and The Who, the Kinks, the Byrds, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Jimi Hendrix will all play at the      Whisky, 1966: The Sunset Strip curfew riots (aka the hippie riots) take place, inspiring the film Riot … [Read more...]

Sunset Strip 1940’s and 1950’s Timeline

1950s Martiini Glass Retro

1940’s: The Melody Room, an intimate jazz bar, is rumored to be serving as an illicit gambling den for notorious gangsters Mickey Cohen and Bugsy Siegel. Many years later, the same space will eventually become the infamous Viper Room.   1940: Billy Wilkerson of the Hollywood Reporter opens Ciros, where The Comedy Store currently stands. This hot night club is a      … [Read more...]

Sunset Strip 1920’s and 1930’s Timeline

Sunset Strip Street Sign

1920’s: The Sunset Strip is undeveloped, inhabited by poinsettia fields and avocado groves. 1929: The historic Sunset Tower Hotel (a.k.a Argyle Hotel), at 8358 Sunset Blvd, is designed by architect Leland A. Bryant. Some still consider it one of the most important art deco structures in Los Angeles. Howard Hughes and John Wayne will each eventually take up      … [Read more...]