Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Coasters and The Chantels at The Howard Theater, Washington D.C.~~ In The Evolution of Rock ‘N Roll

The Howard Theater opened on August 22, 1910, in a primarily African-American area of Washington, near Howard University which lead to the theater’s name

In the mid-1920s,  Abe Lichtman, a white theater owner of theaters that catered to African-Americans, bought The Howard

 As you can see from the vintage photograph above, it was billed as the “largest colored theater in the World.

During the 1950s, the Howard Theater became a venue for rock and blues artists, and the audience switched from sophisticated, upper-and-middle class patrons to young adults and teenagers…

On December 29, 1958
The Coasters

and The Chantels

Rocked The Howard!!!

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