- May 19, 2015
My favorite watering holes during my student days and and the immediate period after were Robert’s Roost, Jade Elephant, J.W.Rayles and Bennie’s. Bennie’s was home to some of the finest punk bands including the Prevaricators, White Cross and Siouxie and the Banshees.
For blues and rock n’ roll it was the String Factory, a regular stop for Steel Mill. I also saw the Allmans there and other famous groups, but my memory is a little fuzzy from that time. A side note, the Mosque was a Mecca for top bands of the day. Jimi Hendrix, the Isley Brothers, Doug and the Hot Nuts, Otis Redding, John Hiatt, David Bromberg, Little Feat, Jimmy Buffet, Tom Petty, B.B. King and Jackson Brown were just some of the groups I saw there.