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Celebrating Peabody: Lennie's on the Turnpike

Featuring a low-ceilinged, intimate room and a charismatic owner in Lennie Sogoloff, Lennie's on the Turnpike on Route One North in Peabody was a renowned hub of nightlife from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee performing at Lennie’s in February 1964. -- Salem State Archives

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee performing at Lennie’s in February 1964.

Salem State Archives

The club hosted jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, and many, many more. Miles Davis's 1971 performance at Lennie's can be heard here.

Touring musicians Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee mingling with customers at Lennie’s in February 1964. -- Salem State Archives

Touring musicians Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee mingling with customers at Lennie’s in February 1964.

Salem State Archives

These and hundreds of other classic Peabody images can be found in The Salem News's new book, Celebrating Peabody: 100 Years of a City in the Making!

 

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