Norman Jay

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    March 3, 2011

    New Yorker Who Invented the Fern Bar Dies

    S.F. ChronicleNorman Jay Hobday, fern bar creator​Norman Jay Hobday, the man credited with inventing the leafy breed of swinging singles bar called the "fern bar," died last week at the age of 77 in San Francisco. Originally from upstate New York, Hobday ended up in San Francisco after the Kor ... More >>

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    September 18, 2007

    The 35-Year Plan for Soul Superstardom

    Sharon Jones, Darondo, and other soul sensations hit it big after decades on the outskirts

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    April 11, 2006
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    March 1, 2005