From BillMcKinnon: The Turret was a very happy place to be back in the early 80s. Everyone seemed to stick together more back then; it was like a big family. Sure, there were a few spats, but when it came down to it everyone was there for one another, men and women.
I worked there for two years as a bartender, plus as MissIris, I was a performer there as well. I was at the Turret almost every night of the week, but usually not on Sunday unless I was involved in a show. Whether I was working or out with friends, John Marr was the manager back then and he was the best as a boss and a dear friend. He always had time for you, and he was always fair with everyone. He always praised us after work or for the entertaining part, that we'd done a great show and always had a big warm smile. He made working at the Turret happy, fun, and we wanted to work hard for him.
The club was really the only bar at that time that was a safe place to go, and boy did we all party!
In closing I would like to say I was so glad to be part of the Turret days and to have the people who either worked there or went there be part of my life in one way or another. Love you JohnMarr, BarryHeath, RandyKennedy, JimDeYoung, ChrisShepherd, RegGiles, EmeraldGibson, EttaGibson and a few others that helped make the Turret the place it was: our home. -- BillMacKinnon? / MissIris
April 27, 2018 : BarryHeath writes, "A big shoutout to John Marr who officially retired today...from disco days to afternoon naps"