Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom

1974 - 1979
Atlanta, Georgia

photo courtesy of Michael Mastro
The Pretenders Rocking the Electric Ballroom
The Electric Ballroom is well known as Atlanta's first major rock music hall. Every mid-size touring act of the mid to late 70's played the room. From Badfinger to Patti Smith to Kansas. Highly anticipated and enthusiastically received, Atlanta's rock scene hit its stride in the old ballroom at the Georgian Terrace Hotel.

At one unforgettable show Alex was caught off guard by a
Bruce Springsteen request. "He asked if we could shut down the cash registers because they were making too much noise!... That's the only time I ever did that." Alex admits.

Other Venues

Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom
Alex Cooley's Capri Ballroom
The Great Southeast Music Hall
The Roxy
The Fox Theatre
More Venues >>
The Music

Mother's Finest
Fleetwood Mac
Patti Smith
Steve Marriott's All Stars
Thin Lizzy
Lena Lovich
Blue Oyster Cult
Tom Waits
Leon Redbone
The Ramones
The Restraints
Electric Light Orchestra
Billy Joel
Ted Nugent
John Cale
James Cotton Band
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Crack The Sky
Roy Buchanan
Rory Gallagher
Eric Carmen
The Tubes
Clarence Clemons
Bruce Springsteen
Steve Van Zandt
and many more great acts

1st Anniversary T-Shirt Design
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