Memories from the Meadowbrook: America Through Time by Philip M Read

Memories from the Meadowbrook: America Through Time

byPhilip M Read

Kobo ebook | January 24, 2017

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It became a home-away-from-home for America's "greatest generation." "Coming to you live from Frank Dailey's Meadowbrook, Route 23, the Newark-Pompton Turnpike in Cedar Grove, New Jersey," said the announcer in those all-so-familiar radio broadcasts beamed at home and abroad. This is where Frank Sinatra sang with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in the age of swing and the big bands. Glenn Miller. Harry James. Kay Kyser. All played here, and more. It's time came and -- oh, so quickly -- went. In the 1960s, it made history again at a premiere dinner-theater in the round, drawing Van Johnson and scores of other headliners of the day. Finally, it became a rock 'n' roll venue, drawing the likes of Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, and The Romantics, until one late evening its last DJ spun Glenn Miller's "In the Mood," not knowing it marked an eerie farewell to arguably America's greatest music venue of its time.

Title:Memories from the Meadowbrook: America Through TimeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 24, 2017Publisher:Fonthill MediaLanguage:English

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