The first club of note was a coffeehouse performance space beneath 14th and Peachtree named The Catacombs. It was ground zero for Atlanta Freaks becoming hippies in 1967.
Later it became For Heads Only.
Atlanta Municipal Auditorium
The Great Southeast Music Hall
Alex Cooley’s Electric Ballroom
- Alex Cooley interview
Thanks Alex for all the great music over the years.
Thanks especially for bringing The ... Read more >>
Backstreet was a dance club off Peachtree. It was a gay club but welcomed those exploring all freedoms. Remember oral sex in Georgia, even between a married couple, could land you in jail before 2003! Backstreet and later The Limelight both served as battlefields against Georgia’s antiquated laws on sex.
Backstreet was where the music and ... Read more >>
- Music venue ads from Bill Hardin
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- The Twelfth Gate is a church for turned-on types.
Atlanta Constitution Magazine June 9, 1968 pg. 24
The Twelfth Gate is a church for turned-on types. Coffeehouse Preach-In
By Olive Ann Burns (note the wonderful Southern author)
THERE’LL be a preach-in and love feast at Piedmont Park this afternoon if it ... Read more >>
- The Castle – Golden Horn
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2006
The Golden Horn – Revisited
Photo by Rocky Hunter
This morning we were looking at the pictures on Rocky’s blog he took in and around the High Museum in Atlanta yesterday.
When the above house ... Read more >>
I worked at the The Twelfth Gate starting in the summer of 1969 untill 1972 I think, and lived on 14th street. I was also in Daryl Roades and the HaHavishnu Orchestra from 1975-1976. I went to The Atlanta College of Art, the guy who ran The Catacombs went to the school also. I think he ... Read more >>
- Electric Ballroom
The Electric Ballroom was opened in the Georgian terrace by Alex Cooley.
The Turkey Trip was to be at the Duke Tire warehouse at 11th and Peachtree right on the Strip. As often happened, the night before the event the place was hurriedly condemned by the city. The concert was moved to the Georgian Terrace and the price ... Read more >>
- Great Southeast Music Hall
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- Roses Cantina – 688
Roses Cantina on Spring later morphed into 688.Read more >>
The Great Speckled Bird Jan. 9, 1975 Vol. #2 pg. 1