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Myrtle Beach's Charlie's Place to be inducted into the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame

OCTOBER 25, 2022

Myrtle Beach's Charlie's Place is being inducted into the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame! The award is presented to groups or individuals who are devoted to promoting and preserving Carolina Beach Music. As many know, the historic Charlie's Place was a Myrtle Beach nightspot owned by Charlie Fitzgerald and his wife, Sarah, from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. The nightclub was on Carver Street in the Booker T. Washington Neighborhood, next door to their home and a small hotel they operated.
Early Motown performers brought their music to Charlie’s Place in the days before integration. It provided a place for African-American artists of the day to perform, including Dizzy Gillespie, Little Richard, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and many others.
Cookie Goings and April Johnson of Myrtle Beach's Neighborhood Services Department will be present at the 28th Annual Carolina Beach Music Awards on Friday, November 11, as Charlie's Place is inducted into the Hall of Fame.