A History of Matter's Ballroom

by John Condon

Photos below, courtesy of Suzanne Matter.

Huge crowds packed Matter's Ballroom.
The Rubber Band was the house band at Matter's from 1966-1970.
The Rubber Band (then called The Runaways) Mark Stahr, Tom Stahr, Doug Koempel, Larry Crandall & Don Eberhart.
Buddy Holly on Matter's stage.
Buddy Holly posing with band members.
Buddy Holly with band members.
Jerry Lee Lewis
Gene Vincent on Matter's stage.
Gene Vincent's band on Matter's stage.
Gene Vincent posing with band members on stage.
Tony Orlando
Matter's wall of fame.
John Matter & Suzanne - 1 year before they were married (1968.)
Carol Matter, Jean & Fred Losen, Leonard Matter.
John Matter, Fidelis Schmitt and Suzanne Matter.
The Matter family: Leonard, John, Erica, Susie, Suzanne, Jennifer and Michael.