"Hey You"

by Alison
(San Diego, CA)

Does anyone have information regarding the "Hey You" coffee house that was located on Thompson Blvd in the late 1960's? Musicians like Taj Mahal, Canned Heat, Country Joe McDonald and others would play there. Cost $1.50 to get in and I remember selling chips and soft drinks.
Who owned it?
How long was it open?
What other musicians played there?
Great memories!!!!!

Thanks AP

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Apr 12, 2014
The "Hey You" Coffee Shop
by: Russell

There was a dance club on Thompson from 1966 to 1968 where several up and coming, popular bands played. Including the bands you named. The name of the club was Sargent Peppers.
The place was packed on Wednesday nights. It was a popular dance place for several Ventura High School grads during the 60's

Jan 16, 2016
Hey you
by: James Marshall Lee

I went to the Hey You club only one time. That was 1967 with my date Gloria McRea and we saw a group from the Thousand Oaks area called Lady Pinkhams Superior Orchestra. wonderful young group playing old time songs complete with sound effects and much humor. Sorry that I have no other information.

Sep 24, 2016
As I recall
by: Tim Rubald

I think the Hey You was a dance studio turned into a "coffee house" periodically. The idea was beatnik coffee house but it wasn't that at all. Just tables and limited sodas and snacks. I can't remember if there even was coffee. Cheap to get in but interesting entertainment. I remember Taj Mahal with blistering guitarist, I think his name was Jesse (Native American). Same time period saw the Doors at a bowling alley in Reseda I think it was.

Dec 30, 2017
Hey You Club Ventura (Nielsen & Nielson Dance Academy) NEW
by: Tim B

The Hey You Club was a coffee house during weekends(Nielson & Nielson Dance Academy during day) with folk blues jazz some artsy rock etc. My band played there, we were a popular blues band from Ventura/Santa Barbara. Taj Tajal played there with Ed Davis on guitar and also Ry Cooder was in band. All the Best, Tim B

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