7 Rock Legends From The 1980s That Got Their Start At The Whisky A Go-Go
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 sixties, 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. The venue also launched the careers of rock n’ roll legends whose music reflected the more gritty realities of sex, excess, and drug culture that the decade had to offer. In cooperation with ABC’s new show Wicked City, a TV crime drama that takes place on the Sunset Strip during the early 1980s, here are seven rock acts that blew up after playing the Whisky and helped define music and pop culture for an entire generation. Catch the Wicked City premiere on Tuesday, OCT 27 10|9c and be transported back to the glory days of the Sunset Strip, when anything could happen and anyone could dream of making it big.