Alison Martino featured on the nationally syndicated show “The Insider”

Alison has appeared multiple times on the nationally syndicated television show, “The Insider”.

In an extended segment on March 5th, Alison was interviewed by Insider host Michael Yo on the evolution of the Sunset Strip from it’s heyday in the ’60s through its current “architectural nervous breakdown”. From The Doors at the Whisky, through John Belushi hanging out at the Rainbow, and Prince performing at the House of Blues, Alison gives her unique insight from having grown up right in the center of it all. Also included are additional interviews with Bruce Vilanch and Billy Corgan.

On April 6th, The Insider brought in Alison again to discuss the impending demolition of the Sunset Strip’s “Hustler” building, which will be replaced by an exclusive “members only” club.

As segments are available online, links will be provided below.

The Insider: Hollywood’s Sunset Strip: Iconic or Thing of the Past?

From the 1960s through the 1990s, the Sunset Strip was the epicenter of American music. For years, legendary artists like the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Guns N’ Roses played the nights away at iconic clubs like the Roxy and the Whisky a Go Go. But the one and a half miles of famed pavement through West Hollywood, Calif., has seen its heyday come and go, and some of the most recognized buildings are being replaced by high-rise hotels and condos.

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Happy birthday to VLA friend, Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats!
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Stray Cats at Tail O' the Pup, 1982

Happy birthday to VLA friend, Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats! 
🎂 🎸 🥁 

Stray Cats at Tail O the Pup, 1982


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Check out Slim Jim's autobiography too "A Stray Cat Struts"!

Cool photo! Strange of all LA, it's raining cats and dogs! Cool coincidence. Cheers!

The Kings of Rockabilly!! 🎻

The cat's meow!

Saw them back in the early 80's when they were opening up for Adam & the Ants. The band took stage with Brian shirtless wearing a raccoon hat playing Foggy Mountain Breakdown on Banjo. Sweet !!!

I remember first hearing their music--I was at the Ice House in Pasadena waiting for the band I came to listen. It was over the speakers and I just went crazy and asked whomever to ask who that band was!!!

Slim Jim Phantom was at a car show in Marysville, Michigan this past summer great show

Brian Setzer proudly lives in Minnesota. Have heard he is a decent guy.

His show on Sirius is epic. Listening to it right now on demand.

Happy Birthday "Slim" Jim!

Happy Birthday!!

Auntie Denise Berard thinking of u/us 💜

Quite out of the blue

Love ‘em and the tail of the pup 😄

Stray Cats rock!



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