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Outside Lands Podcast Episode 467: Chet Helms & the Family Dog

In 1969, Chet Helms opened a new music venue called the Family Dog. Located in the building formerly known as the Ocean Beach Pavilion and later, Topsy's Roost, the Family Dog featured performances by bands that epitomized the late 60s/early 70s like the Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Santana, and more.
- Jul 30, 2022

Outside Lands Podcast Episode 467: Chet Helms & the Family Dog Outside Lands Podcast Episode 467: Chet Helms & the Family Dog

(above) Great Highway near Balboa, circa 1930

Exterior of Topsy's Roost restaurant and dance hall. Autos parked in front. Building was originally constructed in 1884 as the Ocean Beach Pavilion.

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