Please note that in the interest of fairness, the names of DJs and staff are listed in alphabetical order.
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Photos below sent in by Matthew Duffy McGough
Description: First photo is of me and the gal I fell in love with back in 1977. Our first dates were at My Uncles. We danced and fell in love there. We were High School Sweethearts. Second photo is of my Father just after I was sworn into the Air Force.
I remember going to my uncles Friday and Saturday its in 1984 I asked pappy to hire me for his inhouse security at that time I was going to work at the club riding my bicycle from San Fernando to van nuys every weekend it has been almost 30 years and I still remember the name of my uncles hot tracks and allusions I wish I could go back in time to see my old friends again Pappy Landy the cashier Jack and Jill John Everett Orlando and the rest of the staff Wiles weekend there it was the best time of my life the first event when I got there I meet Elvira the mistress of the dark hosted by cute102 FM now those were the days and the final event was with the city of Los Angeles with me and my friend what to protest la City Hall to keep hot tracks open due to a fatal incident that occurred this city has ordered the club to shut down I will always remember my friends there take care Carlos the bouncer
Please pull the Picture of me and the Blonde Girl from this post. I sent the wrong pick. Leave the prom picture and I will send a picture of me and the right girl.
My uncle Francisco used to frequent "My Uncles" back in the 70's and early 80's I was about 7 years old. I was fascinated by all the stories he would tell about that place, how he would pick up girls and dance all night. My uncle introduced me to all this disco and freestyle music which I would then share with my friends at my elemenatary school who thought I was cool because of it. I grew up listening to that stuff and still love it.
Just an FYI.
I completely forgot to post on here, however there is a My Uncle's reunion happening tomorrow.
A few DJs will be spinning songs that were popular at My Uncles, Hot Traxx & Illusions.
8950 Laurel Canyon Blvd,
Sun Valley, CA. 91352
(corner of Sheldon)
My uncle was my house and i met my now wife and mother of my 3 girls
What a fun site. Good memories. Anyone recall a DJ Bob Pendergrass at my uncles? I dj with him KUTE 102. I am now with 94.7 and Kearth. email@example.com
I fell in love with a Gal one night at My Uncles. It was our first date. I will always cherrish the memories of that place. She was the Love of my life...Still is. We were together through High School. Life eventually sent us our seperate ways. Today we have found each other again. I never let go of my love for, and I feel it with every phone call we share. So you see Disco had it's place in life for me. It set the perfect environment for love. When I dance today, I always think back to dancing with her and how special it felt to hold her in a slow dance. So all the lights and music asside, like the song says---"Love is in the air"
i was the coat check girl at my uncles!! the first time i went there was because i danced on bandstand in the 70s and mitch was the dj. that was the first time i actually heard mixed records and watched these guys new york joe ( who i still actually see around!!) and his cousins marc & mallach new york hustling with this chick passing her around all over the place. i remember blue eyes billy, used to like dancing with him, kalani & tutukani who thought none of us girls could dance lol! liked that little club, was close to home, had pool tables, great music. anyone that used to go there, or gino's, or circus...please look up backtodisco.com on face book, or backtoginos...they have great parties with great music & still play vinyl! doitdoitdoit!!
I remember the shot of gold......Randy Pascale was the owner. I use to hang out at the Irish Castle. I opened the Silver Fox in 1976 with Bobby Rocca, Mickey and Jerry from the Castle. Enjoyed the whiskey creek with Jon Jon too. Those were the days...... sure do miss them.
Wow! I remember all these Valley Clubs! My girls and I used to know which nights were "Ladies Night" and would make the rounds!
A lot of fond and not so fond memories at:
*Shot of Gold (roscoe & balboa)
*Lannis Inn (corbin & vanowen)
*Tennessee Gin & Cotton (corbin & ventura)
*Marquee (roscoe & desoto)
*Goose Creek (parthenia e of reseda)
*Star Babys - then became Fantasia (nordoff w of tampa)
*Cowboy Cantina (corbin & nordoff)
*Red Onion - now BJ's (canoga & victory)
*Filthy McNasty's FM Station (victory & lankershim)
*Bourbon Square (victory & sepulveda)
*Tweety's - later became Bangers (reseda n of ventura)
Good Times! *hiccup*
The Shot of Gold was on Roscoe and Balboa...the ultimate pick up place...I jammed with Randy Rhodes there...I miss him and the club...but I guess I was hallucinating...no one seems to remember the place. Help
.*-.* MY UNCLE *.-*. THE BEST DISCOTEQUE IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BACK IN THE 70'S
I remember going every friday and saturdays getting all dressed up just to go dancing, Pappy will be waiting at the front door and a beautiful girl on the casher, The sound was incredible, ( Cervin Vega everywhere ) and the lights, Wow...The best lights with the music playing will make the dance floor unforgettable. The music was the best..The DJ will put the cover of the album on display..Like Lipps inc, Susy Lane, Mestizo, Foxy, Etc..... I remember going to melrose to buy the 45 Lp's the next morning...Then like on the 90's I went to Pappy's Night Club in Glendale Ca. I heard the same sound system and I looked at the wall and saw some of the same lighting system from My Uncles.. And later that night Pappy showed up....I told my wife, thats the guy from My Uncles... Best Days Of My Life!!!!
I don't know if anyone remembers me, my Gal was Jeannie.....
My uncles was the the best place to be on the weekends back in my teens .. anybody remember the Insignares sisters & Marcello & Miquel??? Estrella Gonzales???
Then when I was grown I became a regular at the Marquee at DeSoto & Roscoe where I partied with the best of the Hells Angels & Crucifiers. My brother in law was a bouncer there & I was only nineteen at the time. Charlie owned the place & Matt was the bartender there. I loved dancing at the Marquee & I loved dancing for the DJ who always put his fidora on top of my head like queen of the dance floor. I miss those days so much! Time passes far too quickly! Salute! -Cella
My sister Lupe, Patty, use to go to my uncles in 1978-81 my sister Lupe married Art Avila, AKA Tury, I was with Juan benitez, Kim Carillo, Kalani I remember you. Candy, Holly,Mercy was a great dancer, Cuban Humberto,we danced to Cuba qiero vaylar la salsa, we also went to a club in pasadena MARALENS, SALSA DANCING IN HOLLYWOOD CANDILEJAS, THE TROPICANA, DOES ANYONE KNOW KIM CARILLO, CONTACT ME firstname.lastname@example.org I ALWAYS DAYDREAM ABOUT DANCING AT MY UNCLES, WE SHOULD HAVE A PARTY AND ALL GET TOGETHER.
Does anyone remember a kid named ED Papazian that use to go there
Wish I could go back in time for one more trip down Van Nuys Blvd. You guys remember wendsxay night cruzin?
OMG!! This is crazy!! I use to go to hot trax almost every weekend, if not I was at Gino's. Hope you guys remember me, I remember most of you guys. My sisters name is Sonia and I use to hang with Ana and her cousin Mayra and so many ppl out ther back in the 80's. I married Rafael "el silent" from the wondereds and my sis hooked up w Temo From the shaking cats. Goods time guys...I'm still dancing my a** of, but now I live in Maryland. Hope everyone is doing great! Find me on Facebook
"Gallo from Sun Valley"
I remember going their every weekend with my friends Jesse, El Jaro, Andy, El Temo(RIP), and so many others.
I am Rose Daugherty I use to go to My Uncles in the 70s with the gang Lester would drive us up every weekend them were the days.We would drive from Lawndale every weekend..I would go with Nyoka,Sally,Charlotte and others...email@example.com if you remember us Rose,Sally,Nyoka,Lester gezzzzzz so many of us....That was the place is the 70s
my uncles was the place to go and hang out when we were teens,thank u pappy for always interacting with everyone,it was a place we all felt at home,dancing to every song,wow,lots of good memories and yes every weekend we saw alot of the same faces,regulars,lol i just found this site today and have to say its bringing back alot of good memories,hey does anybody remember lisa chapetta?she was always there too,real cute girl hung out with alot of us,wonder where she is now,thanks to all who have shared their stories,totally luv it
WOW reading all these posts really makes me miss those days. I started going to hot trax around 1981, 1982. I remember Pappy everytime you go there you always felt so welcome. Shook his hand everytime to welcome you back. Girls, dancing, pool tables, going to the back outside after dancing non-stop , smoking clove cigarettes(i know they are bad)but it was all part of that scene. Hot trax was the first dance club I ever went to and will always be the best. I think an 70's 80's reunion would be fantastic. I will be there.
I don't remember the exact address but I think it was 6515 Van Nuys Blvd between Haynes & Hamlin just north of Victory. The building was on the west side of the street, which is now an indoor swap meet. It's very difficult to remember then vs now because the front looks very different now.
My friends and I would travel from the South Bay over the hill just to dance at My Uncles. Interestingly enough, my family and I now live in Sherman Oaks. I've driven up and down Van Nuys Blvd and I can't figure out where My Uncles was. What is it now? Does anyone remember the address?
Every time I catch Saturday Night Fever on cable it take be back to the '70's and dancing at My Uncles....where are my Angel Flights??
I use to in the70s head to 'My Uncles'' every weekend to dance me and Nyoka,Sally,Lester so many of us so many we would pile up in Lester's van and head there all the way from Lawndale.Gosh we had a blast...My name is Rose I will post a picture on me at a later date need to fine one from the them days..
Happy New Year! I was a My Uncles regular just like many of you and had some interesting times there. I like to think I have grown some since then but some things don't change. If your still dancing tell me where? Did we dance together? a friend from the past? or just thinking bout "back in the day" - reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I used to work at Lannis back in the 70's, and I still keep in touch with Robert Kelly. He and my brother Ron also had a resturant on Reseda Blvd called the Pepper Tree. Lannis was a very loving family operated buisness, I just loved working there, It was a very busy resturant, opened for lunch 11-2 t hen closed till dinner which was 4-10 at dinner they had dress codes. the bar was opened all day.There speciality for lunch was a lovley buffet and for dinner was Mr Kelly's famous prime rib. It was a very well known place back then. The bands where always up to date with the times Robert Kelly did a great job at being the owner.
vanowen and tampa, the name of this bar is WEBER.........
IT IS ALL ABOUT .....
ROCK A BILLIE AND ROCKABILLIE LIVE BAND
CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fernando I need some disco music......
Get in touch with me please
I remember when My Uncles opened I was 13 1973 I use to go everyweekend and hang out with my friends from van nuys that was the best teen age years
My Uncles was open back in the 1976-77 era - Wayne & Doug were the owners. I wish I had pictures of me back then - platform tennis - dittos - Disco contests - and oh yeah playing pool :-)
Hi all you My Uncle's people....hope you don't mind me digressing a little. There used to be a restaurant/bar called Lanni's Inn in Reseda on Sherman Way in the late 70's. Anyone know anything about that place or a website for it. It, of course, has since closed. Thanks...CAROL
Of course I am Willie, the best rock-a-billie & disco dancer back them, I just to be with the shaking cats; i can't remember ur name unless see ur picture, hey there is a rock-a-billie place with live band on vanowen & Tampa, some ex-rockabilies grim my uncle meet there !!!!!!
Hey Willie & Luz, I'm almost sure I know you guys, I use to hang around with Adrian, Juana, Ricky, Terry, Gato, Fernando, Lorain, Joanny Cruz she passed in a car accident and a bunch more, if its you Willie I remember you dancing and everyone would make a circle, I use to hang around with the white panthers, those good old Rock-a-Billy days, after My Uncles we would all go to Santa Monica pier and hang out, if it is you guys, its cool to know there are still Mu Uncles people around
I haven't heard from you since the 80's.
I'm still DJing at weddings and sometimes still at clubs.
Hey guys, it's me ....WILLIE , NICE TO HEAR FROM FRIENDS FROM MY UNCLE, I JUST TO HANG AROUND WITH ALL THE DISCO KIDS AND THE ROCK-A-BULLIES , IF ANYONE REMEMBERS ME ,CALL ME AT.....818 554 3086
What about the sound system??? It was the best of any club during that time...Hart poundinggggggg!
Hey Enrique I remember the White Panthers. I remember the Argentinos Ricky & Adrian. There is an Old School reunion that's supposed to happen in May. Contact me at email@example.com for the details.
Wow, Wow, this is to good to be true, I was a regular at my Uncles, so cool to find this website, I thought everyone had forgotten about this club I use to be there on the Disco Days and The Rock-a-Billy days. I use to hang out with Ricky, Adrian, Gato, Fernando & Lori, Lety, Hector, Willie ofcourse Juana and Terri sisters, Hector Sanchez, Miguel(el NeNe), Jaime and Rosio, Serjio el Cunadon, Luz, Veronica and Martin Heredia, Francisco Salazar and so many, many others, we use to call our selfs the White Panthers, and we use to hang out with Ladie's of Unique Ilusions, there were also the Shacking Katz and so many others Joanny Cruz (RIP)we miss you, and on Sundays was the Sanfernando Crussing on Paxton and who can forget the Flyer parties, we use to go to Santa Monica Beach after Hours or to Chase park and continue the party, WOW those were the best times if any one remembers lets have a reunion, that would be great, if anyone out there remembers any of this people send me a message or find me on face book enrique rodriguez, hope to hear from someone from those days. I hope to hear from someone GOOD TIMES
I miss Hot Traxx. I would go with my crew CC1 in 1986 and we would kick it with my girls in the back room.
GRANT HIGH BABY!!
I can't believe i found this blog.... OMG the times we had. Pappy and Landi are still together all these years? Pappy i have been trying to reach your daughter Debbie. Please have her look for me on facebook under Cara Lehman.
It sounds like so many of people from these days still get together? I will come looking the next time i am in California!
Lot's of people from My Uncles still party today. We go to the Backtodisco.com partys. We have a lot Ginos II people too.Check it out when you can. www.backtodisc.com
So glad to hear that you guys are doing well and that life is good. What a blessing.
pappy and landi.say hello to you all..pappy is doing well and looks amazing..just sold our last club in hollywood 2007.life is good.
Wow!!!! So many of my friends and I spent most of the week at My Uncles. We still talk about it too! Found some old friends from there on Facebook and we were talking about trying to get a reunion going. Any heard from Hector Franco? He has sister Sandra. Such good memories and fun we had!! Miss the whole gang, but still in touch with some...Grace, JoMarie, Herlane, Lori, Sylvian, Viviane, Lupe, Sandra, Hector, Inez, Gustavo, Lety, Tuti, Kalani, Chava, so many good friends and many many more!! Where is everyone? Got to together and relive the good old days. We are all about the same 45 and older YIKES!! LETS DANCE!! before we cant no more!!!
I CHECKED OUT MY UNCLES BAR IN VAN NUYES AROUND 1979 OR 1980.
ALL OF YOU PEOPLE HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF YOUR YOUTH BEING SPENT THERE.
I REMEMBER THE ESTABLISHMENT BEING MORE LIKE A BARN .. RUSTIC IS A NICE WORD TO DESCRIBE THE DACOUR OF THE PLACE..
WAS THERE PARKING AVALIABLE ??.
I WENT TO ANOTHER JOINT UP VAN NUYES BLVD PAST SHERMANWAY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE 7/11 STORE.
NOW THIS WAS A DIVE BAR, ROAD HOUSE BIKER BAR IN EVERY RESPECT.. EVERY FRI AND SAT NIGHT ANGLES AND RUFF GUYS..THEM WERE THE DAY MY FRIEND..
I HAVE SEVERAL OTHERS TO MENTION FROM THAT TIME FRAM
ANY ONE REMEMBER THE SHOT OF GOLD THIS WAS LASSEN NEAR BALBOA .. THEY WANTED TO BE A ROCK AND ROLL CLUB.. THE PLACE WAS FLAMED IN THE EARLY 1980`S..
HOW ABOUT THE OLD MARQUEE CLUB LOCATED ON DE SOTO AND ROSCO ..THIS IS NEXT TO THE UNION 76 GAS STATION. THIS WAS A ROCK AND ROLL DIVE BAR ..ONCE AGAIN FILLED WITH BIKERS AND THERE TYPE AND STYLE OF CROWD..I REMEMBER LADIES NIGHT THEY DRANK FOR FREE TILL 12AM!!!!.
STAGE WEST BAR ..THIS WAS AROUND CHATSWORTH STREET AND BALBOA BLVD.. THEY HAD A R&R D J.. THE FRINGED SET SHOWED UP THERE RATHER REGULARLY AS WELL..
WE MUST NOT FOR GET PHAZESES NIGHT CLUB ON TOPANGA BLVD NEAR SHERMANWAY..THIS WAS A BOYS CLUB IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!!!!
THE COUNTRY CLUB NIGHT CLUB .. SHERMANWAY AND RESEDA BLVD .. A LARGER ROOM THAN MOST 600 MAX.
BIG NAME ACTS.. QUITE A FAILURE FOR THE VALLEY ..
BIG DADDY`S ON CANOGA NEAR VAN OWNE ... DISCO ALL THE WAY ..CLOSED
THE SUMMER HOUSE WARNER CENTER ..TOPANGA BLVD AND VICTORY ..DISCO NIGHT .CLOSED
THE YANKEY DOODLE BAR AND DISCO ..COULD STILL ACTIVE ..
MANCINEY PIZZA PLACE /DISCO SOLD AND NOW A LATIN CLUB..
FM STATION ALSO CALLED FILTHY MC NASTY`S SOLD .NOW A LATIN CLUB ..
FORGOT STAR BABIES ON PARTHINEA AND CORBIN ..
THIS IS 16 AND UP TO 20 YEARS OLD ..
TENNESSEY GIN AND COTTON COMPANY DISCO VENTURA BLVD NEAR WINNETTKA ..LONG CLOSED IN 1983..
LE HOT CLUB VENTURA BLVD NEAR VAN NUYES BLVD.PRICY .
DO HINKEY`S BAR DISCO WOODMAN EAST SIDE OF THE VALLY 1980-85..CLOSED .
THE LIST GOES ON ..
CLUBING IN THE VALLEY ???
HAVING FUN IS TOO TUFF OF A CHOUR !
WOW!!! Im a promoter who first went to My Uncles in 79' I then ended up promoting that club in 86' when DJ UNIQUE was the house DJ. GREAT times and memories. I went there for 5 years religioulsy!! We used to go to Gino's after the club clused Saturday nights since Ginos Opened til 4:00 AM. DJ Unique played some AWESOME jams he brought from the LA DISCO Scene!! Im now in my forties and promote Disco Parties as a Hobby!! Friends of mine regularly have Disco parties (More often then I) Visit them at BacktoDisco.com, if you dare come and re-live some of the same music from My Uncles's days.
Thansk DJ Unique for telling me about this blog!!!
If anyone can remember me im maggie i found my true love at my uncles Jean he was from Uraguay who played soccer. My friends buddies were liz, lisa , candy, and humberto george and a great comic on the dance floor was Rico. But then I moved on to Ginos,Circus in hollywood and now its flashback and salsa dancing , is my disease. Thank god 4 My Uncles nites. To see what i look like now go to my space firstname.lastname@example.org
A friend sent me this link for "My Uncles". Good to know people still remember this great club. I used to DJ there on Saturday nights in '84 when it was already called Hot Traxx. I started DJing there again '85 until it closed in '87. In '86 Pappy sold the Hot Traxx to Xenon West (Ventura) and the club was remodeled and renamed Illusions. The city of Van Nuys finally closed Illusions in '87. The club was briefly reopened immediately as Moogs but was again closed, this time forever. I started working for Pappy again in 1990 in Pappy's new club in Glendale, which was actually named Pappy's. Pappy's in Glendale was an extremely successful Salsa club that lasted well into the 90's. I stopped working there in '94. I briefly worked for Pappy again in Pappaz in Hollywood later in the 90's though I don't remember the exact year. I never really stopped DJing in clubs intil September of 2008. Currently I'm doing guest spots but still doing mobile DJ work such as weddings and stuff.
If you guys need to contact me you can do so at: email@example.com
DJ Fernando "UNIQUE"
Was trying to track down Papy as I lost touch with him over the years. I grew up around Pappy worked for him for years at My Uncles and Hot Trax. Had so many great times and years there. Pappy thought me a lot and I still use the knowledge I gained from him to this day. Lost contact with my good friend Mike that used to work the door there with me but still in touch with Bob Pendergrass who was one of the DJ's over the years. Thanks Pappy
My Uncles (aka Hot Traxx, aka Illusions) brings back great memories for me. What a great place to dance and kick it with friends. Everyone used to show their moves while facing forward to watch themselves in the mirror.
I remember my Uncles then Hot Traxx, that was the spot for all of the Rockabillies. (early 80's) I lost contact with a friend named Joe Villareal. If anyonw knows his where abouts please advise.
Love the Spot.
After this placed closed we turned to Mi Casa In L.A
I remember My Uncles. Guys in my "Elementary" were talking about it and I probably didnt make it there until I was 17.
Is the Frank youre talking about one that went to Marshall HS? What about these two girls from Oxnard , Donna and Lupe?
Anyways, for good memories visit the Backtodisco.com classic pictures.
ok Landi and Pappy. We need to have a My Uncles reunion. I would sooooooooooo fly in for that. I no I told you many times Pappy we needed to do this when you came in to see Dr. Simon. If there is a way (radio stations, newspapers, this site) to gather as many people as possible would be AWESOME. Lets do it before we are all too old to dance anymore!!
I spoke to Rey today and he asked me to send him this website. He definitely remembered you.
I am sure that he will look here and I think he knows Raisa's address and phone number.
I will also try to get you Frank and Estella's E mail address.
As for Vicki if you get in touch with her please say hello for me. I remember her fondly and have great memories of My uncles and the Tiki's with her.
I don't have Rey's e mail address but I will get it to you tomorrow.
So good to hear from one of the old My uncles crowd!!!!
I believe you know who I am. Rey definetly knows me, we do go way way back. Please, if you talk to him tell him Hi for me. Vicki, is also the same person you are talking about and knows me, as per Raisa I know that she lives here in Florida, in Miami. I am trying to see if I could locate her. Definetly good news that Frank and Estella are doing great, they also know me as well. I would love to keep in touch, and be able to know more about you, and how my good friend Rey is been doing.
Keep in touch
I think that I remember you now. I am going to ask Rey next time I speak with him.
Not sure we know each other but we may have hung out together.
My friends called me "Ralph" I still talk to Rey Sanchez although I have not seen anyone else for a while.
Frank and Estella are in Okinawa as Frank is on the Navy.
Raisa is in Miami but I have not seen her for about 10 years now.
is the Vicki that you are talking about Vicki Balcorta? She was my girlfriend for a while.
Good to hear from the " My uncles " crowd.
Rafael " Ralph " Sanchez
I'am so happy that a Friend sent me the link. It is so great to hear about everyone and their memories. I am sorry to her about Mitch (DJ). I still to this day talk about how much fun I had at My Uncles.
I use to hang around with Mercy, Vicki, Perla, Olga, Estella, Raisa, Rey, Frank, Barbara and a host of other Cubans myself. Please, would like to hear from all of you.
I married an Argentinian from My Uncle. I live in Florida now and miss California so much. There's a few from Argentina that are living here in Florida and we talk about those times.
Pappy & Landy:
Congratulations on your new location. I hope it brings many memories for you as My Uncle did for all of us.
hi everyone it landi and pappy.Its nice to see no one forgot the the good old days my uncle disco and hot traxx.After that we went to glendale had a club for 10 years and the went to hollywood for 5 years.We have twin boys that are now 20 years old leave your name and number so we can catch up on the old times.
I used to play the "Jack in the Box" pinball machine, next to the pool tables, all night.
Anyone from Glendale who used to go there in 76'77?
There was a group of us, Perla, Raisa, Rey, Frank, Estella, Barbara and a host of other Cubans who went to Glendale College and LACC and practically lived there.
Also, Vicki, if you read this let me know how you are doing.
By the way, I drove by there the other day and I was really sad to see how rundown it was . I think its a thrift store or something.
No matter though, my memories can't be taken away.
man oh man I remember those days. I practically lived there Thursday Through Sunday with the Cuban crowd.
I loved those days. Met many of my girlfriends there.
Thank you everyone for the great memories. I won $200.00 in a disco dance contest there in 75 or 76. I have some photos of that place. It was a few miles from my home. Ao many fond times there.I turned 48 Dec 28 and feel like im 18-21 reading these posts.
WOW, what memories. Just thinking about it gives me goose bumps. Pappy and Landy are still together and have twin boys (age 20 or so) and beleive it or not, they both have not aged one bit. Pappy is still the guy you saw at the door and Landy is still the same too. I would love to know how everyone from my group of people have been and where they are now. I still have my best friend (Laura) who started us going there. She married her first love who she met at My Uncle's when we were 15. We are now in our 40's but still to this day talk about My Uncle's. Thanks for the memories Pappy. There will never be another like, MY UNCLE's.
I fondly remember My Uncles in Van Nuys. I lived in Granada Hills at the time and went to Kennedy High school. I didn't have a car so I had to beg my older brother to take me there every weekend. It was at My Uncles I met my first girlfriend and love, Donna. I remember leaning up to the speakers in the place because we thought it was cool to feel the vibration throughout our bodies. Now that I am 47, I can't believe I would do something so stupid. It was great place though. I still remember the neon sign outside the club off the boulevard.
Yeah, I remember seeing KC and the Sunshine Band playing there for the 1st time. That's the way I like it, unhug unhug.....
My Uncle's was the best teen club in the valley, I was in high school at the time (Venice High) living on the westside we would make the trip over the hill. I remember the DJ Mitch very well and felt at the time he played the best Disco Music. The westside had a teen disco too known as the Disco Kid, but was no comparison to My Uncles.
My best friend took my to My Uncle's one night in 1976 or 77, against my will. I swore I would never dance in a disco, and I hated dancing because I thought I couldn't do it. He finally pulled me onto the dance floor and I swayed a bit. It didn't take long before I was groovin', and soon became a disco dolly - dancing diva - whatever! Spent every night in the clubs after that! I still dance as often as I can...
Man, I remember that place. It was an "Under 21" disco. I lived only a few miles away, and went to Van Nuys High School nearby.
I would get slicked out in my Angels Flight slacks and vest, silk shirt, and dance my heart out. Man I miss that place.
My Uncles was a nice club on a main drag in the SFV. One of the DJ's there Mitch Schatskey (now deceased) was a wonderful DJ and a good friend.