Whiskey a Go Go

Johnny Rivers got a contract, starting in mid-January of 1964, to play at a new club opening in Los Angeles called the Whisky a Go-Go. This was where Rivers’ act and reputation exploded, resulting in turn-away crowds. His act was so rousing and the chemistry between Rivers, his music, and the audience was so strong, that music producer Lou Adler decided to record him live at the club.

An anchor on the Sunset Strip since it’s opening in 1964, the Whisky A Go-Go has played host to rock ‘n’ roll’s most important bands, from the Doors, Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin to today’s up and coming new artists.