Shagging in the Carolinas
(Images of America)
by Fessa John Hook
With lively music and dancers, the Shag was popular at famous dance clubs, teen canteens, and armories. Venues such as the Coachman and IV, the Cellar, the Bushes, the Embers Clubs, and the Beach Club at Myrtle Beach are captured within these pages.
The early pioneers and iconoclasts of dancing brought about a cultural revolution, embodied today by the many societies, competitions, and innumerable entertainers and bands that continue the Beach Music tradition.
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; 1st edition (June 19, 2006)
About the Author
Author ‘Fessa John Hook is a well-known broadcaster who became Billboard magazine’s Program Director of the Year in 1983 for a ratings-winning Beach Music-oldies station in Charlotte, North Carolina. In the late 1980s, he developed the very first full-time Beach Music radio station. Today he heads the Endless Summer Network on the Internet and satellite.