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Feb 13, 2007

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Norman Alston

It was at the southeast corner of Greenville and Lovers lane (Central Market) until it burned in the early 1970's, I believe. They rebuilt nearby on the same corner, but well off of the corner. I understand it just never was the same.

Bill in East Dallas

See Robert Wilonsky's piece here:
http://www.dallasobserver.com/blogs/?p=2330

In it he talks about an email from one R.E. Barnes who seems to know a lot about the place, and who shot that pic (at that link) of Jeff Beck there. I'm sure Robert can put you in touch with the guy.

Kyle Rains

You might put a post on dallashistory.org - they know everything! I can remember when Lou Ann died in the 1980s, but I was too young to have ever gone there. I'm not sure if Confetti (of the 1980s) was the same building.

I did hear that Steve Miller WW '61 and Dusty Hill WW '65 of ZZ Top both played there, together and solo...

C. Bovis

I am the daughter of Ann and Lou Bovis who owned and operated Louann's. Please feel free to contact me at my personal email for information on your article. Perhaps we can arrange a time to talk by phone.

Sandy McDonough

I remember going to Louann's on several occasions during the late 50's and early 60's when we brownbagged rum and drank them with cokes outside. We saw Jimmy Reed there and he may have been drunk or he just slurred his words when he sang - or both? Can someone tell me when it opened and closed and what other name entertainers came there?

Rick Brashear

Southwest FOB featuring both Dan Seals and John Ford Coley played there on occasion. There were two stages, one on each end of the large dance floor. They would have a band on each stage and alternate back and forth with the sets. That was the first place I saw a strobe light. Actually, it was a guy in the rafters turning a crank that had a large disk with holes in it that passed in front of a very high wattage light bulb in a can of come kind. It was the coolest thing going at that time!

Rick

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Louis William Bovis
BOVIS, LOUIS WILLIAM 56, youngest son of the late Lou and Ann Bovis, owners of landmark Dallas nightclub Louann's. Louis (aka Lou Lazer) loved music and was an accomplished keyboardist playing his Hammond B-3 with legendary bands B.B. King, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and many others. "Uncle Louie" kept up with every family member and friend and all their children never forgetting a birthday or holiday. He was always happy, warm-hearted and generous and will be dearly missed. Survivors include a sister, Chelle Bovis Banks of Dallas, a brother, Tony Bovis of Atwater, CA., many cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 4th at Calvary Hill North Chapel Mausoleum with interment to follow in the cemetery. A visitation will be held prior to services at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Christ the King Catholic Church, 8017 Preston Rd., Dallas, Texas 75225. , Dignity Memorial Sparkman Hillcrest 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas (214) 363-5401

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Published in the Dallas Morning News on 1/3/2008.

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