Popular disk jockey McKie Fitzhugh opened his Disc Jockey Show Lounge in 1956, in the Strand Hotel at 63rd & Cottage Grove. Among the patrons and performers at his lounge were the likes of Sonny Rollins, BB King, Gene Ammons, John Coltrane, Fontella Bass, Brook Benton, Mike Bloomfield and Sonny Stitt.
The club closed in the late '60s as Woodlawn's decline was under way. Fitzhugh died in 1
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