Category Archives: Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society

Ah ha! How The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Got Its Name

This is how Pete Douglas explained it to me in 1979– “There was another spontaneous party going on. We were playing jazz and some of the people who visited were engineers from some of the electronic outfits down the Peninsula. … Continue reading

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The Fantasy: Interview with Pete Douglas (1979) Part III

(At this point, Pete had moved to Menlo Park with his wife, Pat, and their daughter, Linda). June: And then you moved to the Coastside? Pete: Well, to give you a little background on that, I was going nuts in … Continue reading

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Interview with Pete Douglas, Part II (1979)

Left: Me, on the beach, at the time of the interview. Right: Pete Douglas (Pete & I talked about the Miramar Beach Inn and how one owner closed the old bar and turned the building into an unsuccessful grocery store … Continue reading

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1979 Interview with Pete Douglas/Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society

I always enjoyed interviewing Miramar Beach’s impresario, Pete Douglas, because he’s a one-of-a-kind, accessible, and always more than honest. You WOULD NOT believe the big names that have played at Douglas’s Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society. Some of you will … Continue reading

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On Flagpoles: The Bach’s Pete Douglas Tells Me What's Waving Over the Jazz House

More than 20 years ago I sought out the very opinionated Pete Douglas, the man behind the world class jazz house Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society in Miramar. The BD&DS overlooks the Pacific Ocean and it’s a wonderful place to … Continue reading

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