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Neon marquee from Whisky A Go Go sign sells for $48,300

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/26/2017
In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 photo, a marquee from the legendary Los Angeles rock 'n' roll club, Whisky a Go Go, glows at the Saco River Auction Co., in Biddeford, Maine. The sign that adorned the West Hollywood club during the heyday of punk, new wave and grunge in the 1980s and '90s, will go up for auction on Wednesday, Jan. 25. (AP Photo/David Sharp) © The Associated Press In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 photo, a marquee from the legendary Los Angeles rock 'n' roll club, Whisky a Go Go, glows at the Saco River Auction Co., in Biddeford, Maine. The sign that adorned the West Hollywood club during the heyday of punk, new wave and grunge in the 1980s and '90s, will go up for auction on Wednesday, Jan. 25. (AP Photo/David Sharp)

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A neon marquee from the legendary Los Angeles rock club Whisky a Go Go is going, going, gone.

In this May 25, 2002 photo provided by Stephen Dyrgas, the marquee sign, "The Whisky" adorns the legendary West Hollywood rock 'n' roll club, Whisky a Go Go, in Los Angeles. The sign that hung outside the club during the heyday of punk, new wave and grunge in the 1980s and '90s, will go up for auction on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at Saco River Auction Co., in Biddeford, Maine. (Stephen Dyrgas via AP) © The Associated Press In this May 25, 2002 photo provided by Stephen Dyrgas, the marquee sign, "The Whisky" adorns the legendary West Hollywood rock 'n' roll club, Whisky a Go Go, in Los Angeles. The sign that hung outside the club during the heyday of punk, new wave and grunge in the 1980s and '90s, will go up for auction on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at Saco River Auction Co., in Biddeford, Maine. (Stephen Dyrgas via AP)

The 13-foot-long sign with bright pink letters sold at auction for $48,300 Wednesday night in Maine.

Saco River Auction Co. acquired the unusual piece of rock 'n' roll history from a storage unit where it was collecting dust. Auctioneer Troy Thibodeau says the buyer didn't want to be identified.

The weathered marquee says simply, "The Whisky." It adorned the West Hollywood club in the '80s and '90s, during the days of punk, new wave and grunge. It was replaced in 2004 by a sign that restored the full name, "Whisky a Go Go."

The iconic club opened in 1964. It was recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

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