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The Note

Gun Lake – Teen Night Club. Was on Chief Noonday Road.

A lot of Famous bands played there like MC-5 Ted Nugent, Buckinghams, Alice Cooper, Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, Guess Who, Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs, Amboy Dukes, Blues Magoos, Alice Cooper, James Brown, The New Colony Six, The Outsiders and many many more and an array of local bands played there on a revolving basis around West Michigan night clubs. 

Joe McCargar at the left of the Fredric, singing at The Note at Gun Lake

Joe McCargar at the left of the Fredric, singing at The Note at Gun Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 Responses to The Note

  1. John Ranazzi says:

    Having spent most of my summers at Grandparents cottage on Gun Lake in the late 60’s, The Note was a Fri-Sat night boat ride to the State Park, where we would tie up the boat, go to concert, them take the boat home

    It was wide open for the groups that played , like Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Buckinghams, & Kenny Rogers & the First Edition
    Great times with very little hassles with the crowd

  2. Dan from Kazoo says:

    I never actually saw The Note as a teenager in 1969. I attended a church camp located across the lake. I remember standing around the campfire at night at prayer time. I couldn’t concentrate on the praying too well as I was listening closely to the sounds of the Outsiders playing “Time Won’t Let Me” wafting across the lake. I remember wishing I’d rather be at the Note!

  3. Judy Allen says:

    We used to drive there from Holland. Always made sure we had cute white shorts on because with the black lights we looked really tan?

  4. Being from Plainwell, we frequented “The Note” on Sat nights during the mid 60s whenever possible. It was always a great time, great music & huge crowds of local teens. Memories of specific “live” acts are getting fuzzy, but since larger teen clubs in SW MI were pretty limited in the mid 60’s, I’m pretty sure it was @ The Note that I saw “Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs” during the 1965-67 period.

  5. Kym says:

    I saw James Brown, and the First Edition with Kenny Rogers…so much fun with the fireplace area, and dance floor…nothing like it since then has rivaled that experience.

  6. Tony Nink says:

    Saw the Buckinghams there and also the Guess Who with Burton Cummings. I remember the “stage” was only a couple feet high and the musicians were very approachable. Missed a concert with The New Colony Six. What a great place. Lots of people from GR and Kazoo. About the time you thought you were lost, there it was! Very fond memories.

  7. Fred Sonic Tiensivu says:

    The Note -saw Alice Cooper and the MC5 there…had so much fun -talked to Wayne Kramer of the 5. Anybody else see them ??

    • mike devries says:

      Yes. I saw alice cooper several times in the west michigan area, including at The Note. And with the MC5, I distinctly remember being outside at The Note when the car carrying the 5 drove up. The band got out and greeted us. What a show that nite. All this in the late sixties and very early seventies. A great time to be a teenager in west michigan.

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