The Metro St. Louis Live Music

Historical Society



Sunset Pool

Gravois Road, Sunset Hills MO





The Pool was a venue for the great local soul bands of the 60's. It sat next to Sunset Ford, where the plaza with JP's Corner bar sits now.


I got this from Mike Waterman:

I wish I had photos, but I used to drive from Washington (MO)—usually on Friday nights in 1965 and 1966—to watch the bands.  Gene Neal & the Rocking Kings were my favorite.


...and this from Bob Gleason:

I remember going out here in the early 60’s for great R&B music.  Benny Sharp usually played on Friday nights.  In the winter, there was a barn where they played and in the summer they played outside on the pool deck.  They had about six or seven pieces and a couple singers.  Awesome...........



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