Brant Inn Memories by Stewart BrownBrant Inn Memories by Stewart Brown

Brant Inn Memories

byStewart Brown

Paperback | January 18, 2008

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It was demolished almost 40 years ago, and yet even today many people have fond memories of the time spent at the Brant Inn, that famous nightclub on Burlington's Lake Ontario waterfront.

The history of the Brant Inn goes back to the early 1900s, but it was the time under the ownership of John Murray Anderson that brought fame not only to the Brant Inn, but also to the then tiny community of Burlington as the CBC's Dominion Radio Network broadcast the sounds of Guy Lombardo, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and scores of other big name bands across Canada on a weekly basis.

But it was not just the big bands. Fats Waller, Sophie Tucker, Ella Fitzgerald, Andy Williams, Liberace and many other stars played the Brant Inn through the Depression, the Second World War, and on into the '50s and '60s before television, an aging building and a new rage known as rock and roll spelled the end to the popular spot.

The music may have faded away those years long ago, but the excitement of the Brant Inn has come alive once again through the pages of Brant Inn Memories, by Stewart Brown, a former Hamilton Spectator entertainment writer.

Stewart has an intimate knowledge of the Brant Inn dating back to its glory years in the early 1940s as his father played saxophone in some of those early bands with a young Stewart often being taken along for the trip to Burlington and the Brant Inn.

The author has conducted extensive research for this book, interviewing scores of individuals who had a connection to the Brant Inn, from entertainers, to relatives of John Murray Anderson, to many of the patrons and staff members. Through them, and with the help of his personal collection of Brant Inn memorabilia as well as countless hours sifting through old newspaper files, he has written a book filled with nostalgia, a book that will bring back memories about the glory years surrounding one of the best-known nightspots in Canada.

Title:Brant Inn MemoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.2 × 7.4 × 0.16 inPublished:January 18, 2008Publisher:North Shore PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1896899420

ISBN - 13:9781896899428

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