7. Max’s Kansas City

Smith and Mapplethorpe were seen at Max’s Kansas City nearly every night. This was the watering hole of the counter culture and saw the likes of Andy Warhol, who commanded the back room, artists like Robert Rauschenberg and William de Kooning, the Beat Generation writers, musicians like David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed. Bands like the Velvet Underground played there regularly, and Aerosmith had its first show at Max’s. The Patti Smith Group performed at the second incarnation of Max’s Kansas City in the same location.