Monday, September 7, 2009

1814 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA: Boss A-Go-Go, October 1, 1965

This advertisement for the "Boss A-Go-Go" is from the Oakland Tribune of September 24, 1965. At this time, promoters were looking to capitalize on the "Teen" Market. I believe the "Boss A-Go-Go" only operated throughout late 1965, although I am not yet certain. I know little else about it. While Oakland had plenty of teenagers, they didn't necessarily live near downtown, and in any case parking may not have been ideal.

For photos of what remains of the Hotel Leamington Ballroom, at 1814 Franklin Street in downtown Oakland, see here.

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