On This Date in 1964: The Whisky a Go Go club opened on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. The Whisky was a launching pad for such acts as The Doors and Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. It’s also the club where Led Zeppelin performed their first US shows, supported by a then unknown band called Alice Cooper. Bands I can remember seeing at The Whisky include The Plasmatics and Nina Hagen. There are likely many others, but those memories aren’t really available to me anymore.
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Alice Cooper Band Open for Led Zeppelin’s First US Gigs
Led Zeppelin 1969 Promo Shot
On This Date, January 2nd In 1969: Led Zeppelin began a three-night stand at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. The opening act was the band Alice Cooper, whose first album, Pretties for You, had not yet been released.
Alice Cooper The Band, 1969