The Metro St. Louis Live Music

Historical Society

 

Stonehenge

Lebanon IL

Original owners: Lucas McCain and Ralph Ramer RIP

Manager: Lou Biggs

Later owner: Gerry Gioppo

Burned down in 1989

 

 

A converted grain warehouse, Stonehenge ruled the area and at times, the entire region for years. Top local talent and up and coming recording bands as well as the "whatever happened to" bands graced and insulted the stage. At it's peak, 3 full floors were in use with a deli downstairs but most bands used the 4th floor for other pleasures!

The stage was famous for bumped heads (low beams and tiny entrance door, but did not include Baden Rhode) and the house Klipsch Sound System was loved by some and cursed by others!

 

The Pride of St. Louis AND Lebanon IL!

 

The great Cheryl Dilcher in concert

 

 

Here's a Stonehenge radio spot from days of yore:

Troupe Griffin

 

 

Chuck from Boyfriend

 

 

 

 

A clear view of the stage with "City" posing!

 

 

Original co-owner Ralph Ramer RIP

 

 

Stonehenge Halloween Party photos

 

 

A Full Moon Consort chose to fit all 4 guys on the center section!

 

 

Another view of City at Stonehenge (with the big Klipsch mains in the background)

 

 

Another Radio Spot:

Candy

 

 

Griffin in 1978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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