Former Location –
As are many locations in the Bay Area, this location had many persona’s throughout the years, but in the early 60’s Paul Revere and the Raiders played here as well as The Byrds and Little Richard.
Notable Concerts Played At Peppermint Tree Include:
4/30/1965 – The Byrds
12/4/1964 – The Viceroys
8/28/1964 – The Standells
5/22/1964 – Paul Revere and the Raiders
San Francisco CA 94133
I worked there in the early 70s. Minors could get in but they had to buy 2 sodas each. Table of 6 got you a tray you couldn’t hold with one hand! Luke Brite tended bar then. I knew him from NY and he got me the job.
I worked there also in the early 70’s, and Luke was the bartender. We had to order drinks in a specific order and I remember it to this day… The trays were super heavy… Don’t remember you, maybe we were there at the same time, we would have to ask Luke… He is on Facebook you know.. We are still friends
Do you remember the stabbing that occurred there and the guy died outside on the street, 72-73???
I started going to the Peppermint Tree, right out of high school. My friends and I came from Antioch.
Saffron Robe was playing then. This was May of 1971. David Sieff was the lead singer. We ended up getting married, and since divorced. Gene was the drummer Ed, the bass player and Eric was the drummer.
Later, David formed a band called Frisco Nickle. Willie Fulton, the guitar from Tower of Power, and their saxaphonist, Skip Mesquite, joined the band.
We owned ABC Music in Castro Valley for several years. Sold it for David to pursue his career at A&M Records, working with Jerry Marcellano and Mel Larson, Record Producers for The Jackson Five.
My first gig in SF (circa 1971) was at the Peppermint Tree…660 Broadway…our band drove up from SoCal after our LA gig ended on Saturday night…played Sundays and Mondays or was it Mon/Tuesdays? We were called the Justice Brothers…a young Sammy Hagar was the singer/guitarist….David
Hi, my name is Michael Hicks. I played drums for Saffron Robe at The Peppermint Tree with David. I now live in Discovery Bay.
I played at the Peppermint in June, 1967 with Troy Dodds and the Full House. We did R&B mostly. They also had “amateur topless night” on Mondays! Fun place to play!
I just found a a official Peppermint Tree Amateur Topless contest entry blank form!!do people collect these??
Hi Rick, I am a music historian and documenting the recordings and biographies of artists from the Bay area, notably from the 50’s-80’s. See you performed with Troy Dodds. Trying to find out more on Troy Dodds, any information would be valued. My website also is http://www.bayarea45s.com
i was a doorman at the Peppermint Tree in the mid-60’s. Ted Levine was the owner and Al Dunbar (later murdered in Denver) the manager. A wacky time, not only with professional topless dancers but with a weekly amateur topless night as well. Some members that bubble up….Art Norack, Tosha and her trained python; and Walter, the 24-year bartender who blew his brains out in his upstairs apartment after being jilted by a cocktail waitress. Yes, the Byrds, Bobby Freeman, and all the great music that was played there — but for me, the Peppermint Tree was the swirl of 60’s counter culture, rock music and semi-nudity, all played at warp speed.
My Dad is Ted Levin; do you remember him?
Did you know his partner Ted Levine? The were both friends of my father Bruce Rosen.
Please email me Stewart. I would like to know about Al Dunbar. Seems too much a coincidence not to at least ask you a couple questions. email@example.com
My father was Bruce Rosen. Does anyone remember him? He was a partner of Ted Levine and a bartender at the peppermint tree on broadway. I’m writing a book on the era. If anyone has any information to share I would appreciate it! Thanks
I do. I knew the owner very well who I believe got it in 71 or 72, Marvin Boyd. He was my mentor in the late seventies, he helped me organize my production company That’s Entertainment. He was my girlfriend’s father. He eventually owned and/or became partners in a number of strip clubs on Broadway. When he got the club a lot of R&B Acts came through there. Contact me through my website or my food and beverage businesses, Foodie Village in Northern California, foodievillage.co.
Does anyone remember the Nudes on Ice revue that played at the Peppermint Tree Lounge in 1968?