Talk:Whisky a Go Go

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Opening year[edit]

I think you'll find that The Whisky actually opened in 1964. Check with the Whisky's own site, which has a link at the bottom of this page.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by User2004 (talk) 04:54, 18 April 2005

Metallica[edit]

Metallica, to the best of my knowledge met Cliff Burton after seeing him play with his band Trauma in San Francisco at the Troubador club. Metallica Italic textwereItalic text playing in L.A. at the time, but after meeting Burton in San Francisco moved there so that he would join the band. I'm going to remove the reference; by all means put it back and slap me around if you have a primary source that contradicts my information. My source admittedly is secondary, a book entitled The Frayed Ends of Metal (researched from many interviews with Metallica; no interviews were conducted for the writing of said book).

TJSwoboda 05:50, 22 May 2005 (UTC)


City of Los Angeles and the Whisky?[edit]

The Whisky has never been within the city limits of Los Angeles, and so the city government would not have had jurisdiction there. Prior to the incorporation of West Hollywood in 1982, the stretch of Sunset Boulevard where the Whisky is located was under the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County, so the county government - not the city government - would have been responsible for applying the pressure. In 1966, there was vocal displeasure on the part of county government and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (the police agency with jurisdiction over the Whisky) owing to the Whisky featuring African-American acts. The change in the sign may have had something to do with this.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.160.50.111 (talk) 18:39, 5 July 2006‎

System of a Down Set[edit]

"In 1997, System Of A Down played an amazing set at The Whisky."

This sentence should be classified as an opinion, rather than plain, neutral fact. Therefore, it should be removed or fixed.

Dancing Raccoon — Preceding undated comment added 19:14 & :15, 10 August 2011

"First"[edit]

   The phrase "the first discothèque, the 'Whisky à Go-Go'" has two shameful weaknesses:

  1. "Discothèque" has three meanings; "sailor's home-port record collection" and "covert venue for listening to jazz records in occupied France" are both senses that predate this supposed "first" disco; IMO inserting "modern" after "first", after creating a single article (perhaps Discothèque (roots)) covering the first two meanings, and a Hat note pointing to it that new article will provide an easy solution.
  2. More desperately, Discothèque is not an article, but a Rdr. To a whole article, not a section within it. And the article is Nightclub (perhaps written by someone too young to have watched films like Casablanca, in which Rick's patrons expect fully live performances and the opportunity to at least request "Melancholy Baby" if it's been a bad enough night). So IMO we are leading naive readers to conclude there were no nightclubs before 1947, and that, say, the Cotton Club was not a nightclub ... even tho we say there that it was.

   Am i going to fix all that? Certainly not in the next 24, and after that i'm easily distracted by other shiny objects.
--Jerzyt 01:21 & 03:28, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Rue de Seine or de Beaujolais?[edit]

   I removed Seine but did not replace it with Beaujolais (which are about 20 minutes walk apart) even tho the latter seems to be attested to by the traditionally published works. IMO more research is needed. I started out expecting that both Rue de Seine and 1947 would prove to be attributable to an imposter (since Zylberberg's crucial innovations go unmentioned), but the feel of the sources taken together suggests to me more Zylberberg plus researching the possibility that Rue de Seine came first, but a week or a month made it clear that it was worth throwing away what they'd invested in that space, and setting up where they had more exposure or could accommodate larger crowds, or both. That's just my speculation, but it makes more sense than a conspiracy theory, and probably should be further researched.
--Jerzyt 02:42, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Dubious[edit]

... all over the country.[edit]

   Well, that's obviously hyperbolic and thus dubious; how about "in at least x population centers"? Ideally, editors could list cities in numbered points in this talk sub-section, with city name, exact club name, and a link to the verifying source, if they don't know how to start a footnote and use refs within the footnote. I suppose i could in theory change it to "at least three population centers", list LA, DC, and NYC Chi in the footnote, and {{fact}}-tag each city, but i think the {{dubious}} tag is ugly enuf. (I.e., at this point i'd feel proceeding had made us look silly.) If someone provides refs for each of the cities already mentioned, or at least one city not yet mentioned, and makes a request at my talk page, IMO that would be a good reason for me to replace the dubious tag with the footnote and as many refs or {{fact}}s as are appropriate.
--Jerzyt 03:16 &03:38, 23 September 2013 (UTC)