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Legendary concert promoter Bill Graham founded The Fillmore East (NYC), The Fillmore West, and the Winterland Ballroom (both San Francisco), which were the most influential venues in the country in the 1960s & 1970s.

Chesterfield Club Kansas City T-Shirt - Lightweight Vintage Style 

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Size Width Length
XS 16.5" 27"
S 18" 28"
M 20" 29"
L 22" 30"
XL 24" 31"
2XL 26" 32"
3XL 28" 33"
4XL 30" 34"
Description
This Bluescentric Brand vintage Kansas City Chesterfield Club t-shirt is available in premium lightweight 4.2oz vintage style sizes up to 4XL. Solid colors are 100% combed, ringspun cotton. Athletic Heather is 90% cotton. All other Heather colors are 52% cotton, 48% poly. Sizes run true. These t shirts are lighter and slightly more fitted compared to the Classic Gildan tees. 

It was the wild, raucous "anything goes" heyday of Kansas City, Missouri in the 1920s - 40s. Jazz flowed as freely as the booze, even during prohibition, and the many downtown clubs offered gambling, sex and drugs -- so long as everybody paid Boss Pendergast. 

Among the many famous and infamous bars & establishments, The Chesterfield Club shined among the brightest.

"The Chesterfield Club was not the only hot night-spot in town," wrote one author. "It was just the only one that happened to offer nude waitresses with the noon meal."

In KC's notorious clubs, you could find Charlie Parker discovering the foundation of Jazz, and Big Joe Turner inventing the framework of Rock n Roll. It was in this time Count Basie formed his landmark band in KC after coming to town for a gig -- and ending up stranded & homeless when it fell through. 

When the authorities finally broke up Pendergast's tight-fisted empire, the mafia, needing to continue their source of gambling income, hatched a plan to move casino operations to the tiny Nevada Desert town of Las Vegas...