Photos and artifacts from mostly forgotten and mostly Bay Area rock venues of the 1960s and early 70s
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.