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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
(above) Great Highway near Balboa,
Exterior of Topsy's Roost restaurant and dance hall. Autos parked in front. Building was originally constructed in 1884 as the Ocean Beach Pavilion, became Topsy's Roost in June, 1929.
Special guest, Gary Stark of the Cliff House Project joins the pod this week to talk about his organization and share some fascinating facts about the ever evolving, west side landmark. To see more Cliff House photos, visit https://opensfhistory.org/ (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Jul 4, 2020)