Jimmy’s Woodlawn Tap opened in 1948. It was one of many Hyde Park bars at the time, and one of the few to survive urban renewal.
Sixteen Candles, performed by The Crests, became a doo-wop hit in 1958. The song’s sentimentalism is ideal for a punk guitar to rip apart.
In the 1980s, the superb flute and saxophone player Hanah Jon Taylor performed regularly at The Cove and the Hotel Del Prado in Hyde Park. In the 1990s he moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where in 2019 he opened Cafe Coda.
I often brag about visiting my Minn home in January, the coldest month of the year. Continue reading MN Winter 2020