Original Atlanta 1973-1975

Richards opened in 1973 and hosted many of the best music acts of the era. Bands that played Richards at the time: The Outlaws, Bob Seeger, Muddy Waters, Mother's Finest, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, BB King, Marshall Tucker Band, Ted Nugent, Peter Frampton, REO Speedwagon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Little Feat, Robin Trower, Country Joe MacDonald, King Crimson, the Charlie Daniels Band, Bo Diddley, Wet Willie and many others.
List of Performers/Dates here

Excellent write up on The Strip Project here

Richard's is an Atlanta club that was big in the 1970s. Iggy and the Stooges (forerunner to Iggy Pop) played a 1973 show at this Midtown club that people were still talking about 10 years lager; Elton John showed up in a bunny suit and the Igster stage-dove through a tabletop. Also memorable were New York Dolls sets. Last venue there was a gay country bar called Hoedowns.
1975 Address: 931 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30308