The Thunderbird Motel at 2201 E. 78th St. in Bloomington was a popular place on the Bloomington strip, owned by Rod Wallace. In 1967 a band was the Tribesmen. The whole thing was pretty much politically incorrect. 1969: Buddy Davis Trio. In 1973 Fridays were designated as singles’ nights. Be sure to visit
James Lileks’ hysterical tour of the place as it still was as of 2000. Quite a wonderland of Just Wrong.
It became a Ramada Inn and was demolished in Fall 2016.