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Huntington Beach California Historical Information


One of Huntington Beach's long remembered treasures is the Golden Bear, a brick building with a large dining and music hall located at 306 Pacific Coast Highway.  When you hear the stories from those who saw the Golden Bear and attended concerts there, you soon realize why there is so much passion for not just a place, but all the joy it brought to so many who saw some of the world's great performers appear in Huntington Beach.


Since that time there has been a void in the music scene. Up and coming bands play at local clubs, many of the moving into the national and international arena. It would be difficult to replicate what once existed in Surf City, however. Attending a concert with some of these artists below can cost $50 upwards for a ticket today. Musicians such as BB King once played at the Golden Bear for an admission price of $5 to $10 with seating so intimate, it was possible to reach out and touch them. Read the list of names of musical groups, bands and recording artists that played at the famous Golden Bear and you'll see why this Huntington Beach venue that was torn down held such an allure.


Amazing Rhythm Aces
Asleep at the Wheel
Average White Band
Peter Alen
Hoyt Axton
BB King
Captain Beefheart
Elvin Bishop
Black Oak Arkansas
Brand X
Brian Auger
David Bromberg
Jackson Browne
Lenny Bruce
Jimmy Buffett
Charles Bukowski
Eric Burdon
Paul Butterfield
Larry Carlton
Kim Carnes
Keigh Carradine
Cecilio & Kapono
Cheech & Chong
Vassar Clements
Billy Cobham
Judy Collins
Jeffrey Comanor
Commandor Cody
Larry Coryell
Country Joe & The Fish
Papa John Creach
David Crosby
Rodney Crowell
Cherie & Marie Currie
Rick Danko & Gary Busey
Kiki Dee
John Denver
Rick Derringer
Dixie Dreggs
Les Dudek
Bob Dylan
Walter Egan
England Dan &
John Ford Coley
John Fahey
Jay Ferguson
Firesign Theatre
Flash Cadillac
Robben Ford
Michael Franks
Richie Furey
Flying Burrito Bros
Peter Gabriel
Jerry Garcia
Nick Gilder

Dizzy Gillespie
Steve Goodman
Stephane Grappelli
Arlo Guthrie
Randy Hansen's
Machine Gun
John Hartford
Richie Havens
Head East
Jimi Hendrix
Dan Hicks
Dr. Hook
Jan & Dean
Al Jarreau
Garland Jeffreys
Jefferson Airplane
Billy Joel
David Johansen
Janis Joplin
Jorma Kaukonen
John Kay & Steppenwolf
Doug Kershaw
Greg Kihn Band
Albert King
John Klemmer
The Knack
Al Kooper
Leo Kotke
Kris Kristofferson
LA Express
Ronnie Laws
Dr. Timothy Leary
Lenny & Squiggy
Ramsey Lewis
David Lindley
Loggins & Messina
Jeff Lorber Fusion
John Mayall
Taj Mahal
Mark Almond
Steve Martin
Dave Mason
Don McLean
McGuinn, Clark, Hillman
Randy Meisner
Lee Michaels
The Motels
Muddy Waters
Maria Mauldaur
Martin Mull
Michael Murphey
New Riders of the
  Purple Sage
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Norton Buffalo
Oingo Boingo
Pablo Cruise
Robert Palmer
Shawn Phillips
Jom Photoglo
Mary Kay Place
Jean-Luc Ponty
John Prine
Pure Prairie League
Jimmy Rabbit & Renegade
Bonnie Raitt
Romeo Void
Tom Robinson Band
Kenny Rankin
Leon Redbone
Lee Ritenour
Linda Ronstadt
Buffy Saint Marie
Sanford & Townsend
Savoy Brown
Tom Scott
Earl Scruggs Revue
Sea Level
John Sebastian
Frazer Smith
Patti Smith
Smothers Bros
Split Enz
Stephen Stills
Al Stewart
John Stewart
Strange Daze
Naughty Sweeties
Mrc Tanner
Tonio K
Peter Tosh
Tower of Power
George Thorogood
Stanley Turrentine
Tommy Tutone
Dwight Twilley
Van Halen
Louden Wainwright
Tom Waits
Jennifer Warnes
Bob Weir
Tim Weisberg
Lenny White
Wet Wiliie
Lenny Williams
Jesse Winchester
Jesse Collin Young
Neil Young
Warren Zevon