The Legendary Whiskey A Go-Go Sign Goes Up For Auction In Biddeford This Week
The bright neon side that marked one of the most iconic clubs in United States history will be auctioned off by the Saco River Auction Company in Biddeford.
If you've ever dreamed of owning a true piece of rock history, then Wednesday may be your lucky day. According to the Portland Press Herald, that is when one of the most iconic signs in history will be auctioned off, "The Whiskey", a 13-foot neon keepsake that will remind any rock fan of one of the most vital clubs in music history.
If you're not familiar with the Whiskey A Go-Go club in West Hollywood, then its time for a quick history lesson as to why its been so important to the music industry. The Whiskey played an intrical part in some of the greatest rock, new wave and alternative bands getting their big break. Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Guns N' Roses and Van Halen just to name a few.
Back in the late 60's and early 70's, the Whiskey had house bands like the Doors and Chicago (yes, HOUSE bands) that eventually moved on to hall of fame careers. As the years rolled on, some other incredible acts passed through the doors of the Whiskey including Blondie, the Bangles, The Ramones, Motley Crue, Metallica and Soundgarden.
So how did this sign fall into the hands of Saco River Auction in Biddeford? A person from Maine purchased it at an auction in 2012 for $35,000 but then defaulted on the payments. That's how a true piece of rock history will be on display here in Maine, at least for a couple more days.