The Palomar Ballroom
National Register · California Register · Local Landmark
One of 100 Places of Historical Significance for Mexican American History
California State Office Of Historic Preservation
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Hispanic Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1946.
Location. 37° 20.092′ N, 121° 53.715′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Notre Dame Avenue near Carlysle, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Jose CA 95113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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1. Historic rock landmarks in Santa Clara County (Mercury News, June 29, 2008). "...Raise a toast to the Palomar Ballroom (later known as the Tropicana Nightclub), which sat on this property but was tragically razed to make room for yet another downtown condo development. The Palomar was the site of San Jose’s first big rock-‘n’-roll shows and made national headlines on July 7, 1956, when Fats Domino showed up two hours late for a show. The boozed-up crowd of 3,500 began throwing beer bottles and firecrackers. Police were called, and there were 11 arrests. According to San Jose State history professor Larry Engelmann, newspapers from coast to coast the next day called it a “Rock And Roll Riot,” the first time such a term was used." (Submitted on August 20, 2020.)
2. ...Thirty Years Ago, America Experienced Its First Rock ‘n’ Roll Riot (LAT, July 6, 1986)(Submitted on August 20, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 20, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.