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

#41 Apr 8, 2010
Does anyone remember also from CC Jamie and The Jury? They were around about 1968 and wre a house band along with the Vibrants.


#42 May 4, 2010
cc cinnamon cinder was a 1962 or 63 song sung
by a group called the Pastel Six.


#43 Sep 10, 2010
jduffy wrote:
Very interesting - but I was hoping to see what group sang the "C-C-Cinnamon Cinder" ("it's a very nice dance) song. Does anyone know?
LSnyder of KCMO

Rockport, TX

#44 Oct 16, 2011
slwv wrote:
No one believes me when I tell about seeing Jerry lee Lewis at the CC in 1966 (aboutSept/Oct). Can anyone confirm
I can, I was there. All thru highschool I was timid and afraid to learn to dance. One night my cousin kidnapped me and took me to CC. I watched her dancing and having a blast. I saw a guy watching me and nearly died when he asked me to dance. I told him I didn't know how and he said: you will by the end of the night" and I did. I doubt it was true but he told me his name was Justin Time. On another occasion I met Tina Turner when she asked to sit at our table during a break. Yea CC was an experience I treasure.
bob george

Greenville, SC

#45 Oct 22, 2011
Glen wrote:
I lived in Long Beach and went to Wilson. Can anyone confirm the Buffalo Springfield playing there after performing on the Queen Mary prior to them breaking up? Some friends and I hung out on the lawn outside the wall and listened then went down to the Marina Palace (anyone else remember that dump lol). Although saw Strawberry Alarmclock and Music Machine there. Many times to the old Golden Bear in Huntington. Great memories.
i remember marina palace, also called, airport club. remember strawberry alarmclock playing there. also saw the great blues singer jimmy reed there. i use to go there in 66 and 67
bob george

Greenville, SC

#46 Oct 22, 2011
i remember marina palace, also know as airport club and going there in 66 and 67. besides seeing strawbery alarm clock there i also saw the great blues singer jimmie reed there.
bob george

Greenville, SC

#47 Oct 22, 2011
thinker wrote:
<quoted text>Yup, the CC was great fun. The Airport Club on PCH was too cool. Tina Turner and Little Richard were outstanding. Then there was The Gas station between Redondo Ave. and Cherry Ave. What happened to Dick Smith, Mike Salta, Bob & Steve Morley?
"Gone but not forgotten."
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
bob george

Greenville, SC

#48 Oct 22, 2011
don ber wrote:
Hey, Gro-batty what about the Clubhouse, that was in the corner of the shopping center at the circle? I believe that was in '65-'67 era.
i remeber the clubhouse, started going after i got out of army, jan 70 till around 75. the houseband was "cottonmouth", lead singer was named eddie, he was a indonesian who came from holland. the band was 2nd best garagebnad i ever heard after "ruddy merry" who played at the gaschamber. remember if you went to either of those clubs you would get a stamp and be able to go to the other club and get in free. both clubs were owned by ex long beach police offier named dave. those were the years, fantastic memories
John Michael Roch

San Diego, CA

#49 Aug 9, 2012
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.
Wow... this goes back a while. I remember Heritage, what a great band. I was the drummer for a band called "Mighty Dog" from the south bay area. Played Gazzari's quite a bit and got play the CC once or twice and I believe we played with Heritage as well.
Thanks for the memories...JMR

Delano, CA

#50 Sep 4, 2012
went to CC from 63 till 65 saw Tina Turner, Chubby Checker, Righteous Brothers, spent a lot of time there with friends. Went to Viet Nam in 65. lost track of everyone.
great to hear that everyone who went there had the same memories that I had. Don't know how to get in touch with anyone, but glad to here the comments.
Rick Rundles

Brea, CA

#51 Sep 14, 2012
Wow, I so enjoyed this place. Loved Cotton Candy. Bass player was in a couple of classes with me at LBCC. Remember a band that placed on the opposite stage w/ lead singer John Write i think. He left the band and sang at Disneyland. Anyone remember him or know how is career advanced?

I went into the Army in '69 and lost track of my friends at the CC. If you remember me, please get in touch. My email is [email protected] Love to hear from you.
Sundae Schor

Bullhead City, AZ

#52 Sep 22, 2012
Bob Evilsizer wrote:
The Vibrants would play Beatles songs before the even hit the radio stations like KFWB, KRLA & KHJ They were a kick ass band. Saw the Coasters at the CC in Long Beach. Ah those were the days!!
I saw the Ike and Tina Turner Review at the Cinnamon Cinder. It was very cool!
Sundae Schor

Bullhead City, AZ

#53 Sep 22, 2012
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...
Louise Gibbons

Santa Ana, CA

#54 Jan 31, 2013
Wow, this is so interesting to find this website!! I dated Casey (the bass) approx. 1963-64. Casey was 6'4" and I was 5'. I remember all the Vibrants and have some pictures I need to post here! I recently heard that all the Vibrants have passed away with the exception of Casey, who was in the Tractors and had a triple platinum with Baby Likes to Rock It!(They were on Jay Leno)
I remember the Souza brothers, and a guy named Larry who was the best dancer! Also remember a gal named Dee who lived in Lakewood. I didn't see anyone post that Glenn Campbell also played there. I sat in the breakroon with Casey talking with Glenn, he gave me his guitar pick (wish I still had it) and told Casey (nice country) as he looked at me! Wow, I was stoked! Also, when the Rolling Stones played (I think LB forum????) they came to the CC to get ready before. Also, I remember Bob Eubanks had a show (very briefly) called Peter Potter's something??? And we regulars at the CC, got to dance to the song as the game player tried to remember its name! I even worked the door for a while and remember the sailors coming in with their $2.00 bills. The CC was truly a magic place for young teens!!
Louise Gibbons

Santa Ana, CA

#55 Jan 31, 2013
I must post a correction to my previous note. Armand is still alive, from the band the Vibrants. I have some pix I will try and find then post!
Louise Gibbons

Santa Ana, CA

#56 Jan 31, 2013
Correction to previous post: Speaking of the Vibrants, Armand is still alive. Making it Casey and Armand remaining.

Saginaw, MI

#57 Mar 9, 2013
Fred wrote:
I thought this piece of history was very interesting to read about. It provides some information as to what my long time Long Beach friends are talking about when they tal about their high school days in the 60's.
I believe Bob Ubanks was the Man!!

Saginaw, MI

#58 Mar 9, 2013
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...
I was 15 and was served but I was so scared my knees were shakin!! 1963
Bill 1

Mankato, MN

#59 Jun 12, 2013
slwv wrote:
No one believes me when I tell about seeing Jerry lee Lewis at the CC in 1966 (aboutSept/Oct). Can anyone confirm

Yes, I was there in long beach when jerry was on stage.
it may have been 1965. bill

Long Beach, CA

#60 Jul 22, 2013
Can anyone tell me the date when Ike & Tina Turner played at the Lakewood Youth Center back in the 60's?

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