The Metro St. Louis Live Music

Historical Society

 

 

 

Benld Coliseum

Benld IL

Owner: Joyce Tarro

 

 

 

 

 

Sadly, the beautiful old gal was gutted by an accidental fire on July 30, 2011

 

Here's a video trailer promoting an upcoming Coliseum Documentary:

 

 

 

Above, below and right, Ike & Tina Turner, June and July 1968

 

 

 

 

In the 80's, we came for the BEAUTIFUL waitresses!

The Royal Ambassadors onstage in the 1934

 

 

 

 

An interior shot of the grand old lady as a flea market!

 

 

 

 

Above and below, a few more great shots of the Old Stage Curtains with Seadog onstage!

 

 

 

 

...and just like that, in the sad blink of an eye, she's gone!

 

If you have any photos, facts or memories of this club, please email me at: greg@dejawho.com

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Photos from Suzie Raymond Wildhaber, Jim Marcacci and Jon Ubben