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La Mere Vipere and the Turtles

La Mere Vipere, often called the world’s first punk dance club, opened in Chicago in 1977. It subsequently burned down in 1978. At that bar not yet a Turtle Lucy Wyatt met Richard Dennis’ brother Tom Dennis (also a trader). There is a very good chance the Turtle experiment would never have happened if not for that random chance encounter between Lucy Wyatt and Tom Dennis (more on that to come). And that chance encounter surely included the Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten belting out at least once that night “God Save the Queen“.