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Studio 54 is a former disco nightclub, currently a Broadway theatre, located at 254 West 54th Street, between Eighth Avenue and Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The building opened in 1927 as the Gallo Opera House.
Apr 07, 2017 · The DJ, who played at Studio 54 and opened his first club, the Gallery, in Manhattan in 1973, reveals the New York party and music hotspots he rates today @ will_coldwell Fri 7 Apr 2017 08.36 EDT
Aug 06, 2015 · Located on East 14th street, the downtown club founded by Studio 54's Steve Rubell was known as one of New York's largest rock venues and dance clubs—with iconic music stars such as Madonna ...
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Oct 22, 2015 · New York was particularly seedy and depressed at that time, but like a mirage in the desert, up rose Studio 54 -- the ultimate disco, set in an old TV theater, which was milked for theatrical effects, from the descending set pieces to the drugs, sex and dancing on different levels that the cognoscenti quickly called home.
- Max's Kansas City (213 Park Ave. S) The original Max's Kansas City was a popular hangout for a wide range of artists and writers in the late '60s — Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Serra, Phillip Glass, William S. Burroughs, and Allen Ginsburg, just to name a few — and was the epicenter of early '70s glam rock scene, with Lou Reed, David Bowie, and Iggy Pop as bar regulars.
- CBGB (315 Bowery) The original CBGB on 315 Bowery closed in October 2006, but it remains the world's most iconic punk rock venue. The place is so legendary that its famously filthy toilets were recreated for a punk art exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but these days the building is the home of a retail outlet for menswear designer John Varvatos.
- Fillmore East (105 Second Ave.) The Fillmore East was New York's hottest venue in the late '60s, with bills featuring a who's who of classic rock superstars: Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Led Zeppelin, Crosby Stills and Nash, The Allman Brothers Band, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, John Lennon, Derek and the Dominos, Flying Burrito Brothers, and Van Morrison.
- Electric Circus (19-25 St. Mark's Place) The Electric Circus was an experimental psychedelic nightclub that was open from 1967–1971, and featured performances by bands such as The Velvet Underground, Sly and the Family Stone, and The Grateful Dead, along with shows by jugglers, gymnasts, and performance artists.
- The Cotton Club. Owned by an English gangster whose nickname, "The Killer", was as intimidating as it was unsubtle, the the apex Jazz Age nightclub made nightly violations of the Volstead Act as elaborate a spectacle as possible.
- Studio 54. At 254 West 54th Street, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager converted a former opera house into the most notorious nightclub of the disco era. Rubell's maxim: "The key to a good party is filling a room with guests more interesting than you” -- which meant Rick James, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, and hundreds of people you’ve never heard of, but who were living very weird lives in the late 1970s.
- Max's Kansas City. Rock stars and artists treated Max’s like their own personal living room. Warhol reportedly held court in the club’s private back room almost nightly, with substances and strip teases always on the docket.
- CBGB. The brick Bowery building where the neat and orderly John Varvatos store currently resides, used to be CBGB, the grimy, smelly, sweaty, occasionally puke-covered epicenter of underground rock.
Apr 29, 2015 · In the late '70s till the early '80s, this warehousey space was dotted with neon lights, bowls of fruit, and true blue partiers. The invite for the club's weekly gay party genteelly encased the "Infinity" logo inside the image of a phallus. But it wasn't always so festive. One night, a blaze sadly put an end to Infinity.