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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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  1952 thru 1959:
The tavern becomes a swingin’ nightclub.
Tony Mart's early 1950s
The interior of Tony Mart’s in the early 1950s

Len Carrie and the Krackerjacks - Tony Marts

Glossy publicity photo of “Len Carrie and the Krackerjacks”.  When Tony Mart was once asked “what was it that caused your Tavern to become such a successful entertainment nightclub?”  Tony Mart unhesitatingly replied, “Len Carrie and the Krackerjacks”
Tony Mart and Pete Toscano
Tony Mart and his trusted manager, Pete Toscano, at the bar relaxing. (circa 1959)

Tony Mart's Fun Galor Len Carrie Jerry Gabriel
Display ad announcing the season opening of Tony Mart’s “Bar and Café” from the mid 1950’s.  Opening was usually around Palm Sunday and this ad announces the coming of Jerry Gabriel and his Angels for the Easter week.  Also of note is the fact that Len Carrie is advertised as “formerly with Spike Jones” a famous comedic swing and show band leader of the 50‘s.


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