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The Troubadour

Exterior of the Troubadour
Location 9081 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, California
Coordinates 34°04′53″N 118°23′22″W / 34.08138, -118.389399
Type nightclub
Genre(s) folk music, singer-songwriters, rock
Opened 1957
Website http://www.troubadour.com

The Troubadour is a nightclub located in West Hollywood, California, USA, at 9081 Santa Monica Boulevard just east of Doheny Drive and the border of Beverly Hills. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1,012 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): The Troubadour... California State Route 2; the Santa Monica Boulevard segment is highlighted in red, Alvarado Street is highlighted in green, the Glendale Freeway is highlighted in blue, and the Angeles Crest Highway is highlighted in purple. ... West Hollywoods logo illustrates the citys borders. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... Folk song redirects here. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... Nickname: WeHo Location of Los Angeles County in California and West Hollywood within Los Angeles County Country United States State California County Los Angeles Incorporated 1984  - City Council John Heilman (mayor) Sal Guarriello John J. Duran Abbe Land Jeffrey Prang Area    - City  1. ... Beverly Hills redirects here. ...

Damien Rice at the Troubadour

The club opened in 1957. It was a major center for folk music in the 1960s, and subsequently singer-songwriters and rock. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (865x874, 136 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Damien Rice ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (865x874, 136 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Damien Rice ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Folk song redirects here. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1958 to the end of 1974. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...


The Troubadour played an important role in the careers of Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Hoyt Axton, The Eagles, The Byrds, Joni Mitchell and other prominent and successful performers, who played engagements there establishing their fame. On August 25, 1970, Neil Diamond introduced Elton John, who performed his first show in the United States at the Troubadour. In 1974, John Lennon and his friend, Harry Nilsson, were ejected from the club for drunkenly heckling the Smothers Brothers. Randy Newman started out at the club and comics Cheech & Chong were discovered there. In 1975, Elton John returned to do a series of special anniversary concerts. In November 2007, James Taylor and Carole King played a series of concerts commemorating the nightclub's 50th anniversary and reuniting the two from their 1970 performance. [1] Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular vocalist and entertainer who has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, numerous certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, and Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. ... Hoyt Axton on the cover of Southbound (1975) Hoyt Wayne Axton (March 25, 1938 – October 26, 1999) was an American country music singer-songwriter, and a film and television actor. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... Not to be confused with The Birds (band). ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actor. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994) was an American songwriter, singer, pianist, and guitarist, most popular during the 1960s and 1970s. ... A heckler is a person who shouts an uninvited comment, usually disparaging, at a performance or event, or interrupting set-piece speeches, for example at a political meeting. ... The Smothers Brothers are an American music-and-comedy team, formed by real-life brothers Tom Smothers (born 1937) and Dick Smothers (born 1939). ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... Cheech and Chong were a comedy duo who found a wide audience in the 1970s and 1980s for their stand-up routines, which were based upon the eras hippie, free love and especially drug culture movements. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ...


Other alumni include Damien Rice, Lenny Bruce, Neil Diamond, Leo Kottke, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, the Pointer Sisters, Sheryl Crow, George Carlin, Tom Waits, Rickie Lee Jones and too many more to name. The Troubadour was also home to folk legends such as Bob Dylan, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and Arlo Guthrie. Damien Rice (born December 7, 1973) is an Irish folk singer, famous for his two albums O and 9. ... Lenny Bruce (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), born Leonard Alfred Schneider, was a controversial American stand-up comedian, writer, social critic and satirist of the 1950s and 1960s. ... Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actor. ... Leo Kottke (born on 11 September 1945 in Athens, Georgia, USA, North America) is an acoustic guitarist. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... The Pointer Sisters are an American Grammy Award-winning Pop/R&B recording act from Oakland, California that achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ... George Denis Patrick Carlin[15] (born May 12, 1937) is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ... Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... For the composer, see Jack Elliott. ... Arlo Davy Guthrie (born July 10, 1947) is an American folk singer. ...

The Troubadour would also feature New Wave and punk in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and became virtually synonymous with heavy metal bands like Mötley Crüe, Guns N' Roses and W.A.S.P. in the 1980s and 1990s. In fact Guns N' Roses played their first show at the Troubadour and they were also "discovered" by a Geffen A&R representative at the club. There are a variety of styles of music played at the Troubadour to the present day and it continues to be one of Hollywood's favorite and most respected places to see live music. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 839 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): The Troubadour Metadata... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 839 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): The Troubadour Metadata... New Wave was a music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Heavy metal is a form of rock music characterized by aggressive, driving rhythms and highly amplified distorted guitars, generally with grandiose lyrics and virtuosic instrumentation. ... Mötley Crüe (IPA pronunciation: ) is an American Hard Rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


The Troubadour was created by Doug Weston in the late 50’s as a coffee house on La Cienega Blvd. It then moved to it's current location shortly after opening, and has remained open continuously ever since that first day. Some say there is no other club in the Country that can compare to it’s infamous long standing Rock N Roll history.


In the late 70’s early 80’s Doug Weston had become weakened from both pressures of running the club throughout 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and excessive drug use. By the end of the 70’s, staff and crowd problems at the club had made it truly a dangerous place, so Doug asked a long time friend to become his partner to save the club..Eddie Karayan. Eddie knew very little about Rock N Roll and with English as a second language took on the challenge to help his friend and save The Troubadour.


Eddie is now the sole owner of the Troubadour and his daughter, Christine took over management of the Club after graduating college with a degree in Management, and runs the club today along with her sister Lenna.


In 1998 Doug Weston passed away from natural causes. There was a memorial held at the Troubadour with preformances and dedications from famous muscians spanning four decades of Rock N Roll as a Tribute To Doug Weston for his role in the success in so many muscian's careers.



Today, it is well known for presenting emerging UK artists (Radiohead, Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys), punk/hardcore acts,such bands Billy Talent & Rise Against, the latter filming five nights in a row for a DVD, Generation Lost. It is also still a popular venue to showcase sing-songwriters: Ray Lamontagne, Joanna Newsom, Fionna Apple. Generation Lost is an upcoming DVDDocumentary on the Melodic Hardcore band Rise Against. ...


Notable Troubadour Employees/Customers

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References

  1. ^ Hochman, Steve (2007-11-30), "James Taylor and Carole King: They've Still Got Friends.", Los Angeles Times: E1, E28, <http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-taylor30nov30,1,3391977.story?ctrack=1&cset=true> 

Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • The Troubadour Home Page
  • Live Music Calendar
  • HarryNilsson.com Article About the "Troubadour Incident"
  • The Troubadour is at coordinates 34°04′53″N 118°23′22″W / 34.08138, -118.389399 (The Troubadour)Coordinates: 34°04′53″N 118°23′22″W / 34.08138, -118.389399 (The Troubadour)
Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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Troubadour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (415 words)
A troubadour was a composer and performer of songs during the Middle Ages in Europe.
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Troubadours whose works have survived to the present day include Bernart de Ventadorn, Arnaut Daniel and Jaufré Rudel.
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