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Warren and Don, you are absolutely correct. It was a dive. It ranked right up there with the Regent Theater on Fulton Street and Bedford and the Banko on Fulton Stree past Nostrand Ave.
I too remember the Rock & Roll shows at both theaters. Yes, both theaters were the epitome of architectual splendor and a cultural masterpiece. However, both seem to serve an ironic purpose. The Brooklyn Paramount in the early 50,s ushered in the beginning of the Rock and Roll era. When the Paramount became an edifice for higher learning, The Fox became the new melting pot for Rock & Roll shows and sadly, not by its own doing, ushered in the end, if you will, of that era in the early 70,s. A tiny percentange? I think not.
I grew up on Brevoort Place. The Loew’s Brevoort Theater stood on the corner of Brevoort Place and Bedford Avenue,with its main entrance on Bedford Ave, In the early 1960,s it began to rival the Apollo Theater in Harlem by showcasing some of the greatest Rhythm & Blues acts in the history of music on the weekends: Sam Cooke, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Same & Dave, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Pattie LaBelle & the Bluebells, The Manhattans, and so many more. The theater was demolished in the early 1970,s.