Infamous Rock and Roll Locations

After reading about the rock tours of the 1970s… many locations became famous for the decadence of The Who, Led Zeppelin, Doors, and many traveling musicians. I’ve picked some spots that have been mentioned here and there in stories of travel.


Continental Hyatt House or The Riot House – Swimming pool on the roof…check…John Bonham riding a motorcycle down the hallway…check…Keith Richards dropping a TV out of room 1019 or 1015…check…. every major rock act including Led Zeppelin, The Who, Doors, and Stones stayed there.

8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069



Edgewater Inn Seattle – The Beatles stayed here on their 1964 tour. You can just open the window and go fishing from your room.  Led Zeppelin also stayed here in 1969 and their wild reputation started here…just google Led Zeppelin Edgewater Inn if you want…

2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

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The Rainbow Bar and Grill – The original Hollywood vampires formed here. Keith Moon, Alice Cooper, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson formed an informal club to drink their and your share of booze. Alice Cooper is trying to revive the club now with the help of Johnny Depp.

9015 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069



Villa Nellcôte – The mansion in France that Keith Richards rented in 1972 where Exile On Main Street was recorded in the basement of the mansion. Many events happened here and nearby. Car chases, drugs, boat excursions and a visit from John Lennon…



Rodney Bingenheimer’s English Disco – Rodney opened this up in 1972 and it stayed open through 1975. It catered to Glam Rock but Led Zeppelin would hit this club when they came into town.

7561 Sunset Boulevard