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Billboard, March 14, 1970

Davis to Open New Grove

LOS ANGELES -- Sammy Davis will open the Now Cocoanut Grove April 10. The 50-year-old Grove closed recently for renovations to turn it into a Las Vegas-type club. Davis and Sy Marsh, his business partner, are handling the entertainment for the 1,000 seat room.

Also signed to appear are Bill Cosby, Frank Sinatra, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Anthony Newley, Joey Bishop, Danny Thomas, Diana Ross, the Supremes, the Temptations, Ray Charles and Duke Ellington.

Not only will the room be used for engagements, but it will be rented for concerts, with Blood, Sweat & Tears announced as working four concerts this year. Following Davis for an extended run will be Anthony Newley.

The new Grove will have a recording studio plus new sound and lighting facilities and a runway.