Interview with Greg Link aka Bad Otis Link continued from part 6.
What famous faces were familiar to the scene?
Well, we kind of avoided the celebs. In the early ’80s, punk was not considered cool in the mainstream. I would see Emilio Estevez, David Lee Roth and the like at shows. We would usually poke fun at them though. Danny Bonaduce came to a “DOA” show at the Starwood one night (late 70s.) We kept calling him Danny Partridge, he finally got frustrated with us and left.
I know there were others, Madonna used to come into the LA store but I really wouldn’t have noticed. The celebs didn’t hop on until it got much safer. More at the “Peppers'” shows, later on, the Hollywood kid stars like River Phoenix, Drew Barrymore, and people like that would hang around. A lot of my friends back then have become celebs though as you can imagine. Some are still friends, some have become distant.
- The Bad Otis interview continues with part 8.