- Last year an old dream came true – I had the chance to travel to San Francisco, one of the most beautiful cities of the world, and some other places on the US Westcoast. Of course I just had to visit some of the birth places of the so called San Francisco Sound. Here are some fotos to share with you.
- I was very lucky to meet the very friendly doorman of the former AVALON BALLROOM, (corner Sutter/Van Ness, S.F.), who kindly invited me to come in and to take a look around.
- Chet Helms' famous ballroom
Friday, February 1, 2008
Hippie nostalgia – some far out places
Golden Gate Park, S.F.
Zabriskie Point, Death Valley – remember the Antonioni Movie (1970)?
Not far from here is the Fillmore Auditorium, (Fillmore St./Geary Blvd.), Bill Graham's legendary venue in the years 1966-68 (before he moved to the former Carousel Ballroom renaming it Fillmore West). Not so long ago this ballroom opened again after a long time of rest.
The "new" old Fillmore
Visiting the Haight-Ashbury, it's not difficult to locate the famous Grateful Dead House and the Jefferson Airplane home at Fulton Street. The Jefferson Airplane Villa
The Dead House, Ashbury 710
In Los Angeles we of course have the Whisky A Go-Go – famous stage for many L.A. Bands of the Sixties (The Doors, Love, Buffalo Springfield and more). And nearby you find The Roxy (Frank Zappa/Mothers: "Roxy and Elsewhere"!).Whisky a Go-Go, Sunset Blvd., L.A.
The Roxy, L.A. Jimi Hendrix' star at the Walk of Fame