Nick’s in the 50s
Musician Steve Barbone writes, 'Nick's on west 10th was one of my favorite haunts between 1950-1960. The jazz was vibrant and the bands I saw were led by Pee Wee Erwin, Phil Napoleon, or Billy Maxted.' More…
Pianist Johnny Varro was a frequent performer at Nick's in the 1950s.
Nick's was a haven for movie stars, mobsters, and sports heroes. Kenny Davern, late 1950s, with Alice Fay and Phil Harris, and bandleaders Pee Wee Erwin(top center) and Red Nichols(top right)