Young people gather around Whisky a Go-Go, one of the new discotheques on Gaslight Square in 1965. Traditionalists said they were too loud and crowded the sidewalks with underage people. Recorded music pounding from the discotheques drowned out the jazz that had made the square. (Lloyd Spainhower, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Known for its vibrant nightlife, Gaslight Square in St. Louis was much more laid-back during the day. Its daytime, bohemian vibe was also more welcoming of African Americans (Credit The Thelma Blumberg collection | The State Historical Society of Missouri).