Collection: The Golden Bear

We are very proud and honored to be working exclusively with former Golden Bear owner, Carole Babiracki-Kirby in the creation of our latest collection dedicated to the legendary Huntington Beach music venue. By having access to original posters, photographs and more, we are able to faithfully and lovingly reproduce everything to their exact original specs.

The Golden Bear opened at 306 Pacific Coast Hwy. (just across from the pier) as a restaurant in the 1920s. By the early 1960s the space morphed into a music club. Dizzy Gillespie, the Byrds, Janis Joplin plus many others played the Bear. Junior Wells cut a live album at the Bear. Peter Tork was a dishwasher there just before being cast as a Monkee. Under new ownership in the 1970s, the Golden Bear continued to grow as a seminal performance space. Linda Ronstadt, Steve Martin, Blondie, the Ramones — dozens of major label acts visited Huntington Beach to play the Bear. Guitarist Robin Trower played the last show there Jan. 26, 1986, and several months later the club was demolished. Portions of the structure were preserved and incorporated into the façade of a new Golden Bear that opened several years later, but that incarnation failed quickly and the club disappeared in the blur and rebuilding of downtown.

 

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  • Golden Bear Huntington Beach Women's Concert Tee
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  • Golden Bear Huntington Beach Coffee Mug
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  • "Last Night at the Bear" Vintage Mini TV Golden Bear Diorama by Dave C Reynolds
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  • Golden Bear Men's Super Soft Concert Tee
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  • Golden Bear Satin Tour Jacket
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  • Golden Bear Huntington Beach Unisex Hoodie
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  • The Golden Bear Framed Poster
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  • The Golden Bear Bubble-free Stickers
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