Tim Grobaty: The Circle's Cinnamon Ci...

Tim Grobaty: The Circle's Cinnamon Cinder

There are 72 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Feb 18, 2008, titled Tim Grobaty: The Circle's Cinnamon Cinder. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

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Huntington Beach, CA

#61 Aug 18, 2013
Was there a band called the Rye Brothers that played at the CC. I also remember the Rudy Merry from the Gas Chamber. Also loved the bench on the patio around the corner on the patio of the CC was out of view from the door leading into the patio had privacy it was the make out bench. If you could get it early in the evening you were set. Good memories.

Costa Mesa, CA

#62 Apr 5, 2014
Goodness, just happened on this site...because for years I wondered if I really remembered or it was a "dream" of some sort! Yes, I too was underage (graduated '67, just in time to explore much more music!), yet somehow it was never a problem, and we got into the Cinnamon Cinder in Long Beach (Circle, I think?)....anyway, I will never forget, because I got up front looking up at her on stage, and I will never forget the muscles in her neck as she sang, and the heart she sang from :))
Sundae Schor wrote:
Underage, but they let me in...saw The Ike and Tina Turner review...It was so great! I'll never forget it! Good old Cinnamon Cinder...

Bellflower, CA

#63 Apr 5, 2014
Anyone remember "Brownie's Annex" that was located at the southeast corner of Broadway and Daisy during the '50s? How about the Buckhorn bar that was conveniently located halfway down the block at 530 West Broadway?

Dara Burgess

Bullhead City, AZ

#64 Aug 9, 2014
I too have fond memories of Long Beach's Cinnamon Cinder. I graduated from Millikan High School in 1967 and attended Long Beach City College.....My friends and I spent many nights at the club and so remember seeing Ike and Tina Turner ....we would dance all night.....In the early 70's we stopped going to the Cinnamon Cinder and started hanging out at the Blue Law (Torrance) and the Flying Jib (Hermosa Beach)........Fun time so many moons ago.

Corona, CA

#65 Mar 15, 2015
Just passing through Long Beach and was telling my 30 yr old daughter about the cinnamon cinder. 1968-69 my girl friends and I were there nearly every night. What a blast and full of memories. Loved all the dance music. Good memories for sure
bob george

Greenville, SC

#66 Jun 10, 2015
bob george wrote:
<quoted text> remember all those places, the only named you got was wrong was the club on willow between cherry and redondo, it was called "the gas chamber" the house band was ruddy merry, one of the best garage bands i ever heard
should of said the Gas Chamber was on Spring not Willow. It was on corner of Spring and Temple

Cerritos, CA

#67 Jun 11, 2015
bob george wrote:
<quoted text>
should of said the Gas Chamber was on Spring not Willow. It was on corner of Spring and Temple
Should have

Long Beach, CA

#68 Jul 11, 2015
slwv wrote:
No one believes me when I tell about seeing Jerry lee Lewis at the CC in 1966 (aboutSept/Oct). Can anyone confirm
Jerry Lee Lewis was at the Cinnamon Cinder on Sept.13th thru the 18th in 1966!

Long Beach, CA

#69 Sep 13, 2015
My high school friend said she saw James
Brown at CC in Long Beach. In answer to. Question about buffalo Springfield saw them at the new UCI unit around 1967

Monterey Park, CA

#70 Nov 26, 2015
Thanks for all all great pictures of the CC

Ooltewah, TN

#72 Jan 16, 2016
Bob from Fresno Ca wrote:
What a trip.....the Cinnamon Cinder came up in a family coversation this weekend and all of the memories came back. I played in a band there in 1969/70 called "Heritage". Lead singer was named John Wright who was the front man, played the conga drums..David Crumrine on Hammond B3 and Geoff Morgan on Drums. I remember the backing the Coasters once and The Association playing across from us on the opposite stage on a Saturday night. Don't remember the dates.
I was from ANaheim and was friends with Geoff Mogan when he played with the group Rye

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#73 Mar 21, 2016
Irene wrote:
Their was a band called "Cotton Candy" At least 6 of us girls would go on Wednesday's night (we were only 16). We love to dance in the front row. We had so much fun back then. Ike and Tina Turner were their all the time.
Really liked "COTTON CANDY". They were the best. Too bad they never made it big.

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