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Cozmikdebris
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Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 2:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a tape from a March 1991 show at a place called "Key West Club." Does anyone know where exactly this place was located? I've never seen or heard of any other show at this venue.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Bongman
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Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 2:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If this is supposed to be a Detroit area club...never heard of it. The show might be mislabeled...but I'm sure you've thought of that.

Who is the artist ?
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Cozmikdebris
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Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 3:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rory Gallagher. Every listing I've ever seen for this show (3-25-91) lists Key West or Key West Club. I figured it might be a case where a venue simply changed its name for a short period of time, like State Theater was Clubland in the 80s. Maybe it was Traxx. Where was Traxx? On 6 Mile?
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Bongman
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Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 3:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

6 & Gratiot
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Pffft
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Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 3:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes it existed, in Detroit...
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Cozmikdebris
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Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 3:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I figured it existed. I'm looking to find out where in Detroit it was located.
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Pffft
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Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 3:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was offsetting Bongman's statement that it must be mislabeled. It definitely was here.
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56packman
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Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 5:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was a club on Greenfield, about Greenfield and Joy area, and I remember a tropical theme on the sign, maybe it was the Key West club--this memory goes back to the 80's though
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Detourdetroit
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Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 5:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

wasn't there a place south of EG Boulevard on like the NW corner of Milwaukee and Brush or something like that???
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6nois
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Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 10:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Okay I know this isn't much help but I was driving the other day and I saw a sign for the Key West Club. I don't remember where it was I wanna say it was around six mile and Southfield. But I don't remember.
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Gtat44
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 2:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was a club on Milwaukee and it was something like the Tropic Lounge or Tropicana Lounge. Traxx was on the corner of Linnhurst and Gratiot also known as J. C.'s in the 80's. There was a Baha Beach Club on the river downtown that was an old boat of some sort. It had 2 floors to it.
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Detroit_stylin
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 5:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The club on MIlwaukee was the Latin Quarter...
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Mikem
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 5:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought Bongman had it right, although I'd treat Bongman's recollections with a high level of suspicion. Isn't it on the west side of Gratiot south of McNichols? Painted black and powder blue?
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Cozmikdebris
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Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 8:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I asked Jim at Record Graveyard and he is pretty certain Traxx was never called Key West Club. Wherever this place was, they must not have been able to make a go of it for long.

Rory Gallagher was a fairly well known artist in the '70s. I saw him play the Royal Oak Theater in Nov '76, and he opened for Rush at Joe Louis in '82. From the mid-'80s onward he was playing smaller venues, at least here. He appeared at Harpo's in 1985, and the '91 date at Key West was his final Detroit appearance; he died in '94 or '95 of liver failure.
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Gtat44
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Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 3:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Latin Quarter was on E. Grand Blvd, south side of the street a few doors down from the Firestone store. It was an old theater.
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Leob
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Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 3:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was, I believe, a place called The Key West on w. 6 mile, 1 blk. west of Telegraph, next 2 what used to be the West Side Six and later the Silverbird lounge.
The time frame is right, late 80's early 90's. The Six and Silverbird (www.motorcityrock.com) offered rock cover bands until the mid-80's. The Key West as I recall was kind of a "danceable" top-40 joint. The building had a lighthouse tower attached. It was a church last I looked.

LeoB

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