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Old 11-14-2008, 03:49 AM
 
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How about does anybody remember listening late at night to the R&B music played on WAOK back in the years when almost any kind of black music was frowned upon by most of white Atlanta? Often played by "Daddy" Sears or "Alley Pat" Patrick. The first place many of us heard Little Richard, James Brown and the Flames, Piano Red, and many more pioneers of rock and roll. (the REAL rock and roll!)
Hi,
Well, I do remember WAOK but the music you refer to was just a tiny bit before my time! However, I have fond memories of Quixie in Dixie - DJs like Patrick Aloysius Hughes, Tony the Tiger Taylor, Paul Drew (Atlanta's fifth Beatle!). Can't remember any of the others - can anyone else help?
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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did anyone ever go to Misty Waters on Saturday nights or the Bikini A GoGo?
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Hi,
Well, I do remember WAOK but the music you refer to was just a tiny bit before my time! However, I have fond memories of Quixie in Dixie - DJs like Patrick Aloysius Hughes, Tony the Tiger Taylor, Paul Drew (Atlanta's fifth Beatle!). Can't remember any of the others - can anyone else help?
"Machinegun Gary"
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:10 PM
 
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"Machinegun Gary"
Gary McKee?
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: jacksonville fl
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Greaseman on Z93..

I remember Farrells ice cream parlor, they would go RUNNING around the parlor like crazy when somebody ordered the Zoo. They had a train too that ran around the top of the walls on a track. That one was at Cumberland Mall (I think)

I remember riding the Pink Pig before they moved it.

I remember 'slummimg' at West Texas and the Crystal Palace

I went to Westwood High School and MD Collins. My mom went to Lakeshore and my Dad went to Grady. My aunt went to Briarwood.My grandfather went to Russell and my grandmother went to Hapeville.

I remember living on Dogwood Dr in East Point and spending all of our summers in the creeks that were everywhere in that area.

I remember living in Camelot Club on Old National when they were 'THE' place to be.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Not sure if any of these have been mentioned, so please forgive me if they have:

The huge Sears at the corner of Peachtree & West Paces in Buckhead.

An un-enclosed Lenox, with the subway-like entrance to Yohannan's out front.

The Braves/Falcons Lounge/package store at LaVista & Cheshire Bridge (back when Fulton was the only "wet" County in the Metro).

Lush dairy farms where Perimeter Mall is now.

The "top end" of 285 being the only portion of the Perimeter to exist, with only two lanes in each direction, and a W I D E grass median.

A packed and vibrant Downtown, teeming with shoppers scurrying from Rich's to Davison's to Franklin Simon to J.P. Allen to Regensteins.

The Midnight Sun Restaurant at Peachtree Center.

The Coach and Six and The Diplomat restaurants.

Lenox Road lined with low-slung brick ranch homes.

The outdoor observation deck on the roof of the "old" Airport.

Six Flags when the only roller coaster was the Dahlonega runaway mine train.

Omni International (now CNN Center) with the indoor amusement park (The World of Sid & Marty Croft), the ice skating rink and upscale shopping. Still remember the Mike Douglas Show broadcasting from there live during the Grand Opening.......

The scores of hippies and sex shops in Midtown (yes, beleive it or not we were Haight/Ashbury East in the 60's)

God, am I ever dating myself!
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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LOL--I know what you mean.

I think Lenox Square was the very first mall, or at least among the first.

And I85 opened with 2 lanes.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think Lenox was absolutely the first concentration of shopping away from Downtown. I remember that Rich's and Davisons had their first branches there, IIRC.

I think our first true enclosed malls were North DeKalb and Greenbriar.

As an aside, when we moved here we lived very near North DeKalb Mall, which was brand new at the time. Back then it was so nice that Rich's had lunch hour fashion shows in the restaurant overlooking the mall!
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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I think Lenox was absolutely the first concentration of shopping away from Downtown. I remember that Rich's and Davisons had their first branches there, IIRC.

I think our first true enclosed malls were North DeKalb and Greenbriar.

As an aside, when we moved here we lived very near North DeKalb Mall, which was brand new at the time. Back then it was so nice that Rich's had lunch hour fashion shows in the restaurant overlooking the mall!
I had forgotten that N DeKalb ever had a tea room/restaurant. It is amazing that North DeKalb has hung in there.

If Sembler still wants to build/develop in this area then I think North DeKalb Mall and surrounding area is ripe for change.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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What a wonderful idea, TakeAhike! I would much rather see them do their proposed mega-development there than at Briarcliff and North Druid.

What a lot of people don't understand is that the older, well established ranch neighborhoods surrounding North DeKalb are probably amongst some of our best hidden "jewels" in the area. Still affordable, safe and friendly.
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