Peacock Club

Parish: Avoyelles

Location: Marksville

Dale Walker: “It was in the late 60’s and early 70’s and located on the Spring Bayou Road aka Bayou Blanc Community in Marksville, LA. It was a great place. I was in my teens but individuals of all ages went dancing there. It was owned by Mac Boudin. He would get bands from all over and in this sleepy little town it was a dream come true. I can remember some of the bands and I’m sure the family has pics of the place inside and out because at one point it was taken down for whatever reasons it closed I never found out why. The bands I can remember: John Fred and the Playboys, Joe Stampley and the Uniques both bands being from Louisiana. Now I remember the one hit wonders that came through and ended up being very popular bands Sly and the Family Stone, Cream, The Doors, Deep Purple, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Blood, Sweat, and Tears and numerous others. I cannot remember all of the bands but at times when I hear a song from that era I then remember that I saw them live when they were dance hall bands waiting to become rock stars and usually it wouldn’t be long and we would hear them make the top 10 or top 20. We were very fortunate. I can remember having a conversation one evening when I had arrived early and was asking the owner, Mac Boudin, where he would find all those bands. He went on to share with me that he had made contact with a really great band agent/manager that would send all the upcoming future hit bands to his place and the band agent would either call in and/or drop by to access the crowd and the performance of the band. All I can say is that I was happy to be born when I was born.”

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  1. I remember early and mid 60’s .. I was too young to drive . therefore I caught a ride with mr harry bordelon
    who was a floor bouncer for mac baudin at mac’s club and then at the peacock .. mr harry’s wife miss dorthy also
    worked at the club .. mr harry, miss dorthy and their 3 sons Samuel, terry and larry and myself all rode together in mr harry’s car ..
    great bands performed there ..

    marvin roy – hessmer, la.

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