Photograph depicting Roger “Mr. Tony Mart” Evoy and unidentified
but voluptuous brunette going under the limbo pole at the weekly
Thursday night “Limbo Contest” emceed by none other than Cy White.
This picture is taken on the dance floor of Tony Mart’s with a view of
the back bar where most of the draft beer was sold. This picture
is probably from circa 1963.
A display ad, with the date, “July 21” actually written by Tony Mart
in the left hand margin. This ad celebrates the fact that The
Fall Guys were performing the classic early rock tunes “Tossin’
and Turnin’” and “Quarter to Three” to great excitement and acclaim on a
nightly basis at Tony Mart’s which then had a “1000 person
capacity-parking 1000 cars-six bars.”
A glossy publicity photograph of Bill Haley and his Comets as they appeared
in July of 1961 at Tony Mart’s.
1960 thru 1964: The golden years.
Famous postcard showing the interior of Tony Mart’s
in 1959. Len Carrie and the Crackerjacks played their last season
at Tony Mart’s in 1959. This was a Tony Mart’s that was very
crowded and very successful, commercially in 1959 and 1960, causing Tony
Mart to do a major expansion in the winter and early spring of 1961 as
the frantically busy “golden years” ensued.
Action on the dance floor by the back bar.
A display ad, which reveals the stature and success of Tony Mart’s,
proclaiming “Battle of the Stars” where Del Shannon actually has billing
over Conway Twitty and Bill Haley and his Comets
because Del Shannon was riding high on the success of his chart topping
A picture of Tony Mart’s as it appeared in the early summer of 1963.
Along the right margin are photos of the 5 “Fall Guys” as they appeared at
Tony Mart’s in 1963. The Fall Guys were the epitome of a great “house
band” performing to rave reviews and tremendous applause for five years from
1960 through 1964 at Tony Mart‘s. They actually played behind some of
the biggest names in show business including Conway Twitty and Del Shannon while “Runaway”
topped the national charts.
Photograph of the very handsome and famous rock-n-roll
guitar player, Duane Eddy. His group achieved a hit record with the
early rock-n-roll classic “Honky Tonk”. He performed several one
week engagements at Tony Mart’s and Tony Mart actually admitted, on one
occasion, that he made the most money he ever made in a week during
Duane Eddy’s appearances in July 1961.
A display advertisement announcing the headline appearance of Duane Eddy
along with The Fall Guys in their “second smash year”. This appeared in the
summer of 1961.