Category: sunset strip

Led Zeppelin, Chateau Marmont, Hollywood, 1969…

Led Zeppelin, Chateau Marmont, Hollywood, 1969, by Jay Thompson

Iggy Pop at The Whisky, May 1970, by Ed Caraef…

Iggy Pop at The Whisky, May 1970, by Ed Caraeff. “I saw the Pharaohs with no shirts and I thought, ‘It just looks so classic. I have a long torso. I could do that.’”

Debbie Harry and Blondie, tearing it up at The…

Debbie Harry and Blondie, tearing it up at The Whisky, by Donna Santisi

Billboard for Paul McCartney’s first solo albu…

Billboard for Paul McCartney’s first solo album atop Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip. (my edit – click to see larger!) The Linda Ronstadt and Goose Creek Symphony gig on the marquee was April 29-May 3, 1970 (date here), so this was clearly sometime around then.

Black Sabbath in white tuxedos, rented for the…

Black Sabbath in white tuxedos, rented for their first run at Whisky a Go Go on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, Nov. 11-15, 1970. 

Iggy Pop at Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip…

Iggy Pop at Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip, 1973, by Julian Wasser

Sunset Strip billboard for The Jimi Hendrix Ex…

Sunset Strip billboard for The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Axis: Bold As Love. Photo by Robert Landau.

Robert Plant on the Sunset Strip in 1975, with…

Robert Plant on the Sunset Strip in 1975, with a billboard for Physical Graffiti visible in lower left. Photo by Peter Simon.

“In February 1977, Blondie was playing the Whi…

“In February 1977, Blondie was playing the Whisky with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Tom had spray-painted ‘TP’ on the front of the wedding dress that Debbie was wearing. She started ripping it during the second show that night, during the song ‘Rip Her to Shreds’.” ~Photographer Donna Santisi, via 

 “I used to wear wedding dresses a lot and just rip them off during ‘Rip Her To Shreds,’ and I’d have a little black dress underneath. Wedding dresses were one of my favorite things to rip. I’d get them at junk stores.” ~Debbie Harry, Blondie, via

1971 Sunset Strip billboard announcing an unti…

1971 Sunset Strip billboard announcing an untitled album by an unnamed artist, by Robert Landau