The Imperial Dogs consisting of Don Waller
(vocals), Paul Therrio
(guitar/vocals), Tim Hilger
(bass/vocals), and Bill Willett
(drums) were a high-energy, rock 'n' roll band from Los Angeles' South Bay suburbs of Torrance and Carson. They made their live debut at Gazzarri's (the former name of The Key Club
) on March 28, 1974, and were promptly banned from the club for life.