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Memory Lane
1944 thru 1952: The early years: origin and foundation
1952 thru 1959: The tavern becomes a swingin’ nightclub.
1960 thru 1964: The golden years
1965: From Conway Twitty to Bob Dylan
1966 and 1967: British Invasion and Flower Power
1968 & 1969: The first big soul bands, Psychedelia and “Heavy” rock
1970 Thru 1972: The first rock-n-roll revival: Ricky and the Rockets
1973 thru 1976: 18 year olds are legal-Anything Goes!
1977 thru 1980: Disco vs. Rock
1981 & 1982: Shotgun brings the first “New Wave” The Crusers Bring down the cutain
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Helen Warrilow:
It was around 1970 and my husband Larry Warrilow joined a band based out of D.C. called Korrection. Larry and I were from South Florida. I joined them in N.J. when they were doing their first gig as a touring band at Tony Mart's. Larry was the guitarist. We actually stayed in the apt upstairs at Tony's. Tony Mart's was magical! Just a huge beautiful place that was vibrant with music and cool people. Great either bands started there or played there. They treated us like gold too. We never had any problems. Management and staff were awesome. I just discovered this site while trying to go back memory lane and I'm super happy to have come across it and read the stories.

It was the summer of 78 and I was staying on Ocean City on break from college in PA. I walked into Tony Marts and was blown away by the Jersey Shore sound! The horns and the crowd were amazing. Music was never the same after that! Thank you for exposing me to something new and wonderful. - Judy from Ohio

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