The Local History Book Club will discuss “The Legendary Toad’s Place: Stories From New Haven’s Famed Music Venue” by Brian Phelps and Randall Beach-Tuesday, June 6 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Community Room)

The June History Book will discuss The Legendary Toad’s Place: Stories From New Haven’s Famed Music Venue by Brian Phelps and Randall Beach.

“Anyone who has lived near New Haven, Connecticut, in the past 40-plus years has surely heard of Toad’s Place. With a capacity of 750, Toad’s has served as the perfect spot for musicians who prefer smaller venues. U2 played one of their first US concerts there, on their Boy tour. In 1978, Bruce Springsteen was in New Haven and arrived at Toad’s unannounced, and got up and played. The surprises kept coming and the club was attracting big names, as well as up-and-comers. In 1989, the Rolling Stones played a surprise show on a Saturday night, giving 700 fans the night of their dreams. Nothing could have been better—the Rolling Stones in downtown New Haven was unimaginable! That is only a taste of the stories that are uncovered in this book. Randall Beach and Toad’s owner Brian Phelps recall the legendary shows and behind-the-scenes stories.”

Hagaman Library’s book discussion groups are free and open to everyone. If you would like a to join our new mystery book club and have a copy of the book put aside for you, please contact Chris Hemingway at: 203-468-3890 Extension: 12, or email Chris at: