Steve Fischler worked with Gallagher Fenton and Assoc. managing The Visit among other artists. Now he owns Fischler Artist Promotions in Los Angeles, www.fischlerwarner.com, currently working with Magnolia Gold Records and the estate of the Late Delaney Bramlett. Steve produced a webcast with Billy Vera from Vitello's in Studio City, Ca. It was seen by over 35,000 viewers.
Elmer Valentine, the half owner of the Whisky A Go Go, and Mario Maglieri, the manager/half owner, and Gail who worked in the office and married Frank Zappa.
Linda Bateman was dancer at the Whisky A Go Go after dancing nude at The Magic Mushroom a few years before. She danced at various clubs around the Strip and knew everyone from Elton John to Jimi Hendrix who sat with her during her breaks at the Whisky.
Chuck Blackwell, drummer, from Tulsa. He played on the Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour, and for Taj Mahal.
Other Mad Dogs-- Bobby Keyes, Bobby Whitlock, and Carl Radle.
Jackie Rosen, dancer at Gazzarri's. She had blonde hair, green eyes and drove a silver Corvette convertible.
Edward James Olmos, an actor, played in the house band at Gazzarri's, but was also in October Country and Pacific Ocean.
Rodney Bingenheimer was a little guy, but he always made a grand appearance with a gorgeous girl on each arm or a rock star. If you ever cruised the Strip, you could bet on seeing Rodney, because he was out on the Strip on foot every day, dressed to kill, along with his rock and roll entourage. " What's happening, Man" was Rodney's mantra.
Chantal, who was often one of the tall gorgeous ones on Rodney's arm
Sugar Bear, actor-- cute and sweet as can be.
When Sugar Bear
Ronnie Benton and his wife Cotton. Ronnie was a beautiful black
Dick Monda, (Daddy Dewdrop)
Byrd, (Larry Hindman) drummer, from Urbana, Illinois
played with The
Any of the Classic Cat people--dancers, Jan, Wendy,
Jimmy Greenspoon, founder of Three Dog Night, The East
Side Kids and Sound of the Seventh Son
Mike Penera, Iron Butterfly
Darryl De Loach, vocalist, Iron Butterfly
Jed Ziegler, managed and/or promoted groups (Vanilla
Alice Cooper, Byrds, The Seeds) worked with KHJ TV, hung
around Zappa and the GTO's, hung out at the Whisky and
Jimmy Markham, Duck Dunn
Bobby Waltzer from Brooklyn, had a brother named Frankie
who owned a clothing store in Brooklyn called The Male Ego.
Eddie Hoh, drummer for Mamas and Papas
Paul Revere and the Raiders
Kathy, Jan, and Charlotte, who worked the Whisky every night
Bill Reed and Peter Nichols, Mad Dogs and Englishmen
David Pelletier, installed sound systems--twice, at the Whiskey
Crow, artist, from New York, real first name was "Mike" he was Pete's brother from the Groupies (Pete Hendleman)
The Alaskan, famous wrestler then, was a bouncer at the Classic Cat. His real name was Jay York
Eric Barret (or Barrett) was a roadie for Hendrix
Bob Nutt, promoter from Champaign, IL who later became associated with REO.
Leland Sklar, incredible bass player. He played for Elvis.
Ron Davies and his sister, Gail
Kenny and David Bracci, bartenders at the Classic Cat and later at the Whisky. The Bracci brothers were Sugar Bear's best buddies.
Sally Doud, David Doud, and Michael Doud. Michael and David's father was a famous movie director and writer back in the forties and fifties.
Bill Gazzari, owner of Gazzari's
Any members of the band, Love; Arthur Lee, the lead singer,
Brian McLean, guitarist; Arthur Lee's signature look was an Edwardian suit with
a long scarf tied around his neck
Photo: Thanks to Soosi
Sandy, who married Chip, from "My Three Sons" or Stanley Livingston and his brother Barry
Aron Kay, The Pieman
Brandon De Wilde, child actor and friend of Gram Parsons.
played the little kid in Shane, that favorite old movie.
Craig Nuttycombe and Denis Lambert
Dog Breath Music
Michael Muentz, close friends with Brandon DeWilde and Gram Parsons
DeWilde's second or third wife, Janice, was Janice Gero.
She was one
of the Classic Cat dancers.
Gram Parsons, 1968
Photo courtesy of Earl Crabb
Bob Jenkin, photographer who did album covers for Kris Kristopherson,
Rita Coolidge and the Eagles.
The Dependables--a group that included Joey Stec and Ralph Skala
Mark Rodney, who used to hang out at the Doud's house.
He had a group called Batdorf and Rodney
Five Man Electrical Band
They were from Canada, but spent time in L.A.
They did the original version of the song: "Signs"
Terry Reid--he played the Whisky several times--had a killer voice
George Mather--actor/director, head of Filmex--a
Adele Bishop. worked with choreographer, Roland DuPree
The Band, East Side Kids,--Joe Madrid, Mike and David Doud,
Dave Potter and Joe Madrid
The Yellow Payges
Ronnie Tutt, drummer with Elvis
Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Photo courtesty of C.J. Wilson
L-R: Jayne Brady, Sara Youngblood,
Gary Lewis, C.J. (Cecil) Wilson
C.J.'s email: Siege7@aol.com
Jesse Ed Davis, played guitar with Taj Mahal
Pat and Lolly Vega
Judy Sims of Teenset Magazine
Erica Gavin of "Vixen" fame
Rich Harney, keyboard player, from Champaign, Illinois, who went to Austin, Texas.
Arthur, Whisky doorman
Francine Brockey, waitress at the Classic Cat, from Tulsa, and one of the Mad Dogs and Englishmen entourage
Pacific Gas and Electric Band--Charlie Allen, Frank Cook, Brent Black, Glenn Schwartz, Joe Lala and Tom Marshall.
Steve Venet, from New York City, the Groupies' band manager, also produced records such as "Boy From New York City." He was one of the producers who "rocked the 60's" from the Brill Building in New York and produced songs for the Monkees, Freddy Cannon, The Astronauts (remember Surf Party?) among many, many others.
Patsy Camp, who was "Crazy Mama" and
"Magnolia" from Atlanta, Georgia, and was JJ Cale's girlfriend back then
Sylvia, dancer from from Big Al's, Cher, dancer, Charlotte, dancer with Ray Charles, Marguerite Zalud, dancer
Gypsy (formerly the Underbeats) played Gazzarri's and were the house band at the Whisky for about eight months in 1969. The original members were: James Walsh, Jim Johnson, Enrico Rosenbaum, Jay Epstein, and Doni Larson.
Wild Man Fisher, and he was exactly that. He was out
on the Strip
daily doing his "Wild Man" thang.
Ron Darling and the Smokestack Lightning band--Ric Eiserling,
Kelly Green and Art Guy
Bobby Jones, of Mad Dogs and Englishmen, and Chris
Sweet Emily, Jim Keltner, Jim Price, Jim Gordon, Claudia Lennear,
Kathi McDonald, Donna Washburn, and Merry Clayton
Lili St. Cyr was the most elegant, dazzling stripper
of them all. She was most well-known for taking a bath on stage and she lived
next door to David and Michael Doud. Lili's husband was a major druggie.
Frankie Rowena, from New York, owner of Head East, and
Sandy Nelson, infamous drummer icon.
Scooby, sax player, and president of the musician's union
"Miko" aka Mike Wylie, from Champaign
Record executives: Clive Fox, Steve Backer, John Deverian
Chas Chandler, bassist (Animals)
Roland Dupree. choreographer
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