Opening around 1974 as Todd’s Sway Lounge, owned and operated by couple/business partners Bobby Calvert & Dan Campbell, this
Red Carpet Lounge
Red Carpet was one of the pre-Bookie’s venues that gave some nights to local non-cover band acts. A range
Originally known as JC’s Rock Saloon, a biker bar where a notorious fight broke out at a Traitors/Ramrods show
“(Producer Jack Tann) said I don’t mean to disrespect by this name and, we were like “yeah, well what
Started by Larry Ray and Bruce Nichols, two guitarists who had known each other since childhood in Warren, The
Formed in 1978 by Livonia-area high school friends, towards the end of their senior year and right after graduation,
Started originally as a ruse to get free drinks, records, and tickets, White Noise developed into a tabloid sized
During the Bookie’s era, many bands released records on their own vanity labels. But, there were also a few
Big John’s Cowabunga!
A stapled 8 1/2 x 11 inch magazine, Big John’s Cowabunga! was founded in Midland, Michigan by John M.