BENITA MATTIOLI (Author) grew up in a small Mormon town in Northern Utah. At age 20 she became a flight attendant and met Pete Mattioli on a vacation trip to Waikiki Beach. They have been together ever since. She has come to know most of the fascinating characters she writes about in her debut book Three Nights at the Condor, the captivating true story of how a tiny San Francisco bar was transformed into the first – and then the most famous – topless nightclub in history, becoming a key player in the sexual revolution of the 1960s.

JERRY MARTINI (Musician) is best known for being the saxophonist for legendary funk band Sly and the Family Stone. Martini began performing with the band at its inception in 1967 and continues to play with them today. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

JOHN BURTON (Former U.S. Congressman, Former Bartender) is an American politician who served in both the California State Assembly and the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Democratic Party, Burton represented California’s 5th and 6th congressional districts. He was born in San Francisco and before beginning his political career in the mid-’60s Burton was a North Beach bartender.

PETE MATTIOLI (Former Condor Club Owner) owned the Condor Club with Gino Del Prete during its rise to the international spotlight. After retiring from the Condor Mattioli went into the horse business, where he thrived due to the champion genes of his horse Cal Bar, described by The Quarter Horse Journal as “Joe Montana, Magic Johnson and Mozart all rolled into one.” He is a former Equus Honoree and champion at cutting horses who led the formation of the Horse Council in Sonoma County.

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