Club Derby

Dates of Operation: 
1961 - 1968

Owner/Operators: Robert Hobbs and Lorenzo Thompson

"Mississippi-born Lavelle White was already a veteran musician based in Houston when bookings brought her to Austin in the Sixties.
'I came to Austin to play,' she says, 'and I played a gob of clubs: Charlie's Playhouse, the Derby, Good Daddy's, Sam's Showcase, the Victory Grill. Joe Valentine had a club, too. There were a lot of clubs there and really in the swing, you know? They were really doing it.'" from Margaret Moser's article Bright Lights, Inner City



1113 E 11th St
Austin, TX

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Photograph of Club Derby