The El Mocambo

Still operating as a club today, The El Mocambo has stood on the west side Spadina Ave. with its distinctive palm tree sign for years.

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List of all subjects. You can also see all the historic photos for a given neighbourhood. We also have a list of all the photos arranged by date.

And you can also go up a level to see the other photos we've put under the category of Live_music photos.

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1978 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 2, 1978 - Blondie performing live at the El Mocambo - Clem Burke (?) on drums, Debbie Harry singing and Chris Stein (?) on guitar in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)Blondie performing live at the El Mocambo - Clem Burke (?) on drums, Debbie Harry singing and Chris Stein (?) on guitar
46 years ago - Chinatown (Spadina Ave) - Wednesday, August 2, 1978
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1978 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 2, 1978 - Blondie performing live at the El Mocambo - Debbie Harry singing in 1978 in front of distinctive palm tree in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)Blondie performing live at the El Mocambo - Debbie Harry singing in 1978 in front of distinctive palm tree
46 years ago - Chinatown (Spadina Ave) - Wednesday, August 2, 1978
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
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1978 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 25, 1978 - Devo - interview and live performance at the El Mocambo in 1978 in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)Devo - interview and live performance at the El Mocambo in 1978
46 years ago - Chinatown (Spadina Ave) - Wednesday, October 25, 1978
Link to archive record - Map location
1978 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 25, 1978 - Devo performing live at the El Mocambo - keyboards in 1978 - on the Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! Tour in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)Devo performing live at the El Mocambo - keyboards in 1978 - on the Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! Tour
46 years ago - Chinatown (Spadina Ave) - Wednesday, October 25, 1978
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1978 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 25, 1978 - Devo performing live at the El Mocambo - Mark Mothersbaugh playing distinctive Hagstrom 1 guitar with pedals attached including a Frogg Ring Modulator in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)Devo performing live at the El Mocambo - Mark Mothersbaugh playing distinctive Hagstrom 1 guitar with pedals attached including a Frogg Ring Modulator
46 years ago - Chinatown (Spadina Ave) - Wednesday, October 25, 1978
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
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1969 Historic photo from Saturday, March 1, 1969 - El Mocambo tavern sign along Spadina between International steam bath open 24 hours and Crescent Grill in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)El Mocambo tavern sign along Spadina between International steam bath open 24 hours and Crescent Grill
55 years ago - Chinatown (Spadina Ave) - Saturday, March 1, 1969
Link to archive record - Map location (From York University Archives)
1978 Historic photo from Monday, March 6, 1978 - Elvis Costello live in Toronto at the El Mocambo in 1978 - Watching the Detectives in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)Elvis Costello live in Toronto at the El Mocambo in 1978 - Watching the Detectives
46 years ago - Chinatown (Spadina Ave) - Monday, March 6, 1978
Link to archive record - Map location
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1985 Historic photo from 1985 - The Jitters performing live at the El Mocambo in 1985 in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)The Jitters performing live at the El Mocambo in 1985
39 years ago - Chinatown (Spadina Ave) - 1985
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1977 Historic photo from Saturday, March 5, 1977 - The Rolling Stones live in Toronto playing Honky Tonk Women at the El Mocambo in 1977 in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)The Rolling Stones live in Toronto playing Honky Tonk Women at the El Mocambo in 1977
47 years ago - Chinatown (Spadina Ave) - Saturday, March 5, 1977
Link to archive record - Map location
1982 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 22, 1982 - The Spoons standing outside the El Mocambo - Derrick Ross; Rob Preusse; Sandy Horne and Gord Deppe - a band from Burlington that has paid its dues - before their Sat June 26th, 1982 gig in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)The Spoons standing outside the El Mocambo - Derrick Ross; Rob Preusse; Sandy Horne and Gord Deppe - a band from Burlington that has paid its dues - before their Sat June 26th, 1982 gig
42 years ago - Chinatown (Spadina Ave) - Tuesday, June 22, 1982
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)