In the mornings, we had Go Go dancers because we knew the late shift at Goodyear would stroll in around 6am. We did this until the late sixties.
One morning the Vice Squad came in under cover. Nobody knew who they where, they just sat there drinking their beers. Apparently, one of the girls showed [...]
One day, the State Liquor Department, decided to send a kid in to test us to see if we carded patrons. This “customer” was over six [...]
In the late sixties and early seventies, local celebrities, Hoolihan and Big Chuck, had a baseball team that would play all around Ohio. Whenever they played in Akron, the team would invade the bar after the game. They loved Reds.
It was quite the sight. The doors would fly open and the entire team including [...]
I don’t really have a story for this one. Just a snapshot from a typical day at the bar. From the hairstyles, I’m guessing this is from the mid 1960′s.
I do wonder though, why is that guy is putting his hand up that lady’s shirt?
People really didn’t dance much in the clubs in the early 50′s. Ballroom dancing was fading out along with the sounds from the Big Bands. “New dancing” didn’t start until Elvis Presley came along. Songs like Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” would fill dance floors.
Back then, the dance floors were closed in with [...]
Yes…there was a time before MTV, Sirius Radio and iPods. In the early sixties, if you wanted to hear music, you had to listen on a transistor radio full of static or a turntable with scratchy LPs. You might even catch a musical act once a week on Ed Sullivan or the Mike Douglas show, [...]