St. Louis Public Radio
Tell us about your experience with Gaslight Square
From the early 1050s to the mid-60s, Gaslight Square was known as THE place to be in St. Louis if you were hip and looking for a good time. Noteable hangouts included Jacks or Better, the Roaring 20s, Peacock Alley and Whiskey A-Go-Go.
Performers ranged Lenny Bruce to Peter Yarrow. Woody Allen, Miles Davis, The Smothers Brothers and Barbra Streisand all made appearances. Even Phyllis Diller, who for a time lived in Webster Groves, took the stage at the famed Crystal Palace. If those names mean nothing to you, ask your parents. Or your grandparents. If they ever hung out in Gaslight Square, they may be cooler than you think.
We're looking for folks who can share their memories of Gaslight Square. Maybe you performed there on a regular basis, or you lived nearby and saw some of the action. Please respond to the questions below and share what impressed you the most.