When the Beatles played Las Vegas



Fifty years ago this Wednesday, the Beatles performed onstage at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the old Rotunda. We look back at that night with those who were there.

Interviews with Stan Irwin, the man responsible (along with Herb MacDonald) for signing the Beatles, Don English, the Las Vegas News Bureau photographer who shot many of the iconic photos from that visit, Bill Conger of the LV Sheriff's Department who was working that night and those who were in the audience!

It's all up on the new blog at ClassicLasVegasblog.com

Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2:44PM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn | CommentsPost a Comment

Do You have stories?

Did you work on the Las Vegas Strip any time between 1940-1975?

We are working on a new project and would love to talk to people who worked on the Strip during those years (or whose parents did).

If you would like to help us, please hit the comments or visit our Facebook page -https://www.facebook.com/ClassicLasVegasBlog- and let us know!

Thanks in advance!


Posted on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 7:29PM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn | CommentsPost a Comment

Corporatization of Roadside America

Where did Roadside America go?

Not that long ago, when you got in the car for a road trip, you knew that, even if you weren't happy about the trip, there would be interesting sights along the way.

Here in the west, we had a wide array of roadside architecture to appreciate. Everything from the mid-century modern that was Stuckey's to unique eye catchers like the twin arrows in the ground next to the Twin Arrows Trading Post:

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Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 6:36PM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn in , | CommentsPost a Comment

Las Vegas July 4th fireworks and holiday event listings 2014- FINAL UPDATE


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Our annual July 4th fireworks listings for Las Vegas and the surrounding Valley is one of the most popular non-history features we highlight and with long holiday weekend only a month away, we thought it was time to start gathering the information.

Remember, we will be updating this page between now and July 4th, so be sure to book mark us and check back often.

If you make Las Vegas your home, we have plenty of information for fun, family events to attend.  Or if you are planning a visit to the Bright Light City over the holiday, plan early as the town will be crowded with tourists! Check out our sidebar for great deals for hotels and shows!

Remember, the heat in Las Vegas (and especially down in Laughlin and Boulder City) can be deceiving. Wear plenty of sunscreen and stay hydrated with water (not alcohol). If you do drink, do so responsibly.

Have FUN!!!!

July 3rd Celebrations:


Independence Day Jubilee: 

3-9:30 p.m. at Craig Ranch Regional Park

628 W. Craig Road

North Las Vegas.

Event also includes a performance by Michael Grimm, carnival and vendors

$8; $5 in advance; 702-633-2650;



Annual Night of Fire at the Bullring

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Features Fireworks, SMRA Supermodifieds 

 The Bullring, Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s NASCAR-sanctioned 3/8-mile asphalt oval, will kick off the Independence Day holiday weekend on Tuesday, July 3rd, with its annual Night of Fire. The night of family fun features fireworks and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series stock car racing, a jet car and SMRA Supermodifieds.

Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. Fireworks are tentatively scheduled for 9:30 p.m. 
Stock car racing classes include: SMRA Supermodifieds (50 laps), MetroPCS Super Late Models (76 laps), Chargers, Outlaw Enduro Bombers (76 laps), twin Legends Cars features, Bandoleros.

Advanced Spectator admission: 
Adults: $15. 
Senior citizens and military personnel with ID: $15. 
Children (6-12): $8. 

Day of Spectator admission: 
Adults: $20
Senior citizens and military personnel with ID: $15. 
Children (6-12): $8. 

The Bullring's concession stand offers a family-friendly dollar menu, including $1 hot dogs, $1 soda and $1 beer. For more information, please call the LVMS ticket office at (702) 644-4444 or visit Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


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Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 7:27PM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn in , , , | CommentsPost a Comment

Steve Rossi, Rest in Peace

courtesy of the Las Vegas Sun


Steve Rossi, who rose to fame as  the straight man to wire-haired comedian named Marty Allen, has passed away today. One of my favorite interviews of legendary Las Vegas performers, that we conducted for the Classic Las Vegas Collection.

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Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 11:08PM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn | CommentsPost a Comment
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