Old Town Clubs
Old Town Clubs
Posted by: Paul Petraitis ()
Date: May 08, 2013 12:10PM

In the '60's Old Town had lotsa clubs, folk, spoken word, coffee houses, blues, rock, dixieland etc. I'm interested in the Old Town Gate,the Blue Moon and Big John's.There seemed to be a hot ten years between the start of the Kingston Trio folk boom in 1958 and the democratic convention in '68.(Daley declared no liquor could be sold between Roosevelt and North Avenue, lucky for the Earl Of Old Town and not anybody else.

Re: Old Town Clubs
Date: May 12, 2013 11:33PM

[b]Remember the "OUT HOUSE"? North of Division on the east side of the street.[/b]

Re: Old Town Clubs
Posted by: Paul Petraitis ()
Date: June 04, 2013 07:32PM

How about Fat Belly's on Chestnut and State "Beer, Burgers and Banjos"!?

Re: Old Town Clubs
Posted by: Wallergirl ()
Date: August 30, 2014 11:23AM

There was the Old Town Pump (wells/eugenie) and the Gate of Horn (Dearborn/Chicago?? Memry fails)...are you by chance conflating the two names? There was also Quiet Knight (on Wells? Or Sedgwick? before moving to Belmont) And a club I cant recall the name of, in the building behind the Mexican restaurant, on Sedgwick, just south of Armitage.

Re: Old Town Clubs
Posted by: zorchvalve ()
Date: September 06, 2014 05:53PM

There was a club at 1545 N Wells in 1967. It was in the basement. Anyone remember what it was called?

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