The Sunset Strip venue was a favourite haunt of The Byrds, Love and Oasis
Elmer Valentine, the founder of legendary Sunset Boulevard venues the Whisky A Go Go and The Roxy Theatre, has died aged 85.
Valentine opened The Whisky in 1964, and it soon started to play a pivotal role for many US bands of the time.
Valentine also owned The Roxy Theatre. Famed for its On The Rox bar above the venue, it became a regular hangout for John Lennon during the former Beatle‘s notorious ‘lost weekend’ in 1973-74.
The Roxy is also etched in history as being the club where actor John Belushi partied before suffering a fatal drugs overdose in 1982.
Valentine died on December 3 from heart failure, following four years of numerous ailments, reports the New York Times.