B'Ginnings

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B'Ginnings was a larger suburban club that sometimes played punk shows in the late 70s and early 80s. Located in Schaumburg near Meacham and Golf (near current day Tower Records), B'Ginnings was one of the relatively few suburban clubs that catered at all to punk or new wave acts. As a result, many a punker took the long trip from the city (at this time there was no public transportation to get out there) to see their favorite national act. Because it was so difficult to get to and was located in the "dreaded" suburbs, B'Ginnings wasn't looked upon too favorably by most punkers. Regardless, B'Ginnings was probably the most popular suburban club for punk acts during the late 70s.

Notes

  • The club was open from about 1974-1980
  • The principal owner was Danny Seraphine, drummer from the band Chicago
  • The size was "a little smaller than Park West"
  • Gino was the manager

Notable Shows

  • Skafish - February 1976
  • Mink Deville - August 1977
  • Lou Reed - May 1978
  • Devo - November 1978
  • The Ramones - October 15, 1979

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