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| Soldiers from Fort Devens took the train to
pulled up in their Packards and small groups of teenagers spilled out.
Parents praised the Brauns for giving their youngsters someplace
healthy to go. They would feel safe dropping their girls off there,
and coming back to pick them up later.
Carl Braun, and later his son, Carl Jr., always
maintained a tight
By the late 1950s, the Commodore was catering
to fans of jazz,
In addition to running the Commodore, Carl
Braun Jr. was active on
By the 1960s, Commodore acts included Cream,
B.B. King and Johnny Winter, Rod Stewart, the Byrds, the Kingsmen, Grand
Funk Railroad and The Turtles. Even in the 60s, the average cover charge
The combination of a changing society and city
The Brauns may have left the Lowell scene in
body, but this family
Thank you to all who helped make this exhibit possible through advice, loan of equipment, and through giving of their time.
We hope it has kindled some memories of the
"Swingin' Years" for
Information compiled by Dick Cook,
Lowell Sun Publishing Company
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