The Palomino Club was a music venue in North Hollywood which opened in 1949. For decades it was the best-known country music club in Los Angeles. In Robert Hilburn’s review of Linda Ronstadt’s performance there in December of 1971, he wrote that the Palomino Club was “Country music’s most important West Coast club”. In the 1950s and 1960s the club was a neighborhood working class bar in addition to being the San Fernando Valley’s premier night club. From the 1970s to the 1990s the club hosted various rock and roll artists as well.

North Hollywood’s Grand Ole Opry West

The Palomino Club, Circa 1978

Meisner, Swan & Rich appeared at The Palomino Club in North Hollywood on
May 12, 1995 and June 30, 1995

LA Weekly May 5-11, 1995
LA Weekly June 30-July 6, 1995
(Note the description for the Meisner, Rich & Swan band in this ad.)

This post is about their appearance on June 30, 1995

The band consisted of Randy Meisner on bass; Billy Swan on rhythm guitar; Charlie Rich, Jr. on keyboard; Vern Monnett on steel guitar and lead guitar; John York on guitar; and Ron Grinnell on drums.


“Try and Love Again”

From the Eagles Hotel California Album ~ Written and Sung by Randy Meisner

Vern Monnett on pedal steel guitar ~ June 30, 1995
Photo courtesy of Vern Monnett

“Take It To The Limit”

From the Eagles One of These Nights Album ~ A Meisner-Henley-Frey Composition
Lead Vocals Randy Meisner

Meet & Greet After The Show

Randy Backstage

Photo: ©John S. Godley
Source: Public Facebook post, John S. Godley

The Valley hotspot ~ The Palomino Club in its heyday where cowboys, truckers and country music ruled.

Photo: KCET-TV SoCal

The Palomino Club closed in August of 1995.

Los Angeles Times ~ Feb. 8, 1996

6907 Lankershim Boulevard Today

Photo: Hadley Meares

Notes and Additional Reading:

“Linda Ronstadt in Her Palomino Bow”, by Robert Hilburn ~ LA Times, Dec. 11, 1971
On Meeting and Working With Randy Meisner, Charlie Rich, Jr.
Meisner, Rich & Swan’s first show was in Temecula, California The Californian (Temecula, CA) June 16, 1992 The Californian (Temecula, CA) June 17, 1992

Read about Meisner, Swan & Rich

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