The Club King

My Rise, Reign, and Fall in New York Nightlife

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A behind-the-scenes look at the meteoric rise and stunning crash and burn of a nightclub empire, by the man who held the reins.

The Palladium, the Tunnel, Club USA, and Limelight—the cutting-edge...

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Peter Gatien created, owned, and operated seminal nightclubs over the span of five decades. In his early twenties, he opened his first club, the Aardvark, in his hometown of Cornwall, Ontario. Over...

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“A giant of the 1970’s through 1990’s New York City club scene…paints a picture of a simple guy with big dreams who was always vulnerable to outside speculation and conjecture…crisp, vivid prose…a...

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