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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach  

Myrtle Beach, a city and vacation resort on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast, is the hub of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of beaches. It’s also known for its celebrity-designed golf courses. Along its beachfront boardwalk are arcades, souvenir stands and restaurants, as well as the old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park and the SkyWheel, one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels. ― Google


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Fun Facts

  • The Bowery: The Bowery's House band from 1973-1980 was the country super group, "Alabama"

  • The Carolina Shag: This is a partner dance primarily to Beach Music. This type of dance originated near the Atlantic Ocean in Cherry Grove Beach, SC. 

  • Beach Music: Also known as Carolina Beach Music is a regional genre of music in the US from the 1950's & 60's. The Ocean Drive section of Myrtle Beach, SC is where this type of music and Shag Dancing had its greatest impact. Bands included: The Dominos, The Drifters, The Tams, The Tymes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Chairmen of the Board, & many others. 

  • Shag: The Movie: (1989) American Comedy film set in 1963, when 4 teenage girls set off on the adventure of a lifetime to Myrtle Beach, SC

~Information from Wikipedia




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