The Glow of the Past
Weekly stories about life at the Beach in the 1960′s.
In Myrtle Beach, the first really big idea was the Ocean Forest Hotel. When I was a kid, six or eight years old, every time Daddy took us to the Dunes Club for Sunday lunch—past the Ocean Forest, the grand hotel— it completely altered my perception of Myrtle Beach. Suddenly my hometown was no longer […]
Come the summer 2015, seventy-two years ago, new music that would mesmerize teenagers worldwide was heard first on the beaches of North and South Carolina. Southern kids called it Beach Music. Because in 1943, at the beach was the only place white kids heard the big city rhythms of the ghetto, Race Music, later renamed […]