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1970's Rock Venues in Dallas

Posted by dave c 
Re: 1970's Rock Venues in Dallas
December 02, 2014 08:03PM
I remember the Texas Teahouse in the mid-70s…a Willie Nelson-type venue. It was somewhere off of Lovers Lone or Lemmon. Also, The Cave, owned by Jim Batchler, it's still there, I think. Jim
Re: 1970's Rock Venues in Dallas
December 04, 2014 02:36PM
Susan [ PM ]
Re: 1970's Rock Venues in Dallas
December 02, 2014 06:20PM Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 54

The Caboose was one of my favorite places. There was a bartender named Marilyn and she had a sign that said something like this ain't Burger King and you can't have it your way. I went to Gertie's too.

That's funny, my best friend back in the day married a bartender at the Caboose named Marilyn. Wait a minute... are you Susie that used to run with Gina?

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/04/2014 05:37PM by Garland_Kid.
Re: 1970's Rock Venues in Dallas
January 10, 2016 12:58PM
I played at many of the old bars and jazz clubs around Dallas, (1963-1974 +/- ) I remember playing at the Tabu a few times... (Anybody remember "Gringos"? Cedar Springs @ Oak Lawn, I think? Back around 1967-68?)

Anyway, I was cleaning out a shelf the other day and found an original menu from the TaBu Room, ca, 1970? (8oz Filet Mignon $2.25, hamburgers .50cents; beer 60cents, "setups... .35cents" (no drinks))... I PDF'd it, and would love to upload it or send it, but there doesn't seem to be any way to do that. If there is a place where memorabilia can be uploaded, let me know...

B. Herbert
Re: 1970's Rock Venues in Dallas
May 11, 2017 11:59AM
I was friends with the band members from Lynx. Jimmy Wallaces old band. My girlfriend and I would drive to Gerties from OKC to see them when they were not playing in Oklahoma.
Re: 1970's Rock Venues in Dallas
May 21, 2017 08:38PM
Sneaky Pete's
Re: 1970's Rock Venues in Dallas
August 03, 2018 02:14PM
Wasn't Electric Ballroom over off Industrial? I think I remember seeing Spirit and Tower of Power there one night. I remember Longhorn Ballroom being in this area, too.
Re: 1970's Rock Venues in Dallas
August 05, 2018 09:17AM
Yes, the Electric Ballroom, which was originally the Aragon Ballroom, was on Industrial. Went to several shows there in the 70s and thought it to be a great experience as it was a corrugated tin roofed and sided building similar to the Sportatorium. Pretty funky place and was real sad to see it go as I was for the Sportatorium also.
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