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Oldest Still Active Black-Social Club in U.S.; B.B. King Played Here

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Oldest Still Active Black-Social Club in U.S.; B.B. King Played Here

Founded in 1896, the Star is the oldest still-active black social club in the United States. It has fallen on hard times but is struggling to survive. Greats have played on its stage, including Count Basie, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and B.B. King. This information is from the Michaelle Bond article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/14/15, at pp. B1, B11.

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Location: Star Social Club , 212 East Market Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 19382, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Bars and Taverns, Night Clubs, Blues Music, Concerts, Music Festivals, Jazz, Oldest, Preservation / Protection Needed
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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