The Chukker harbored Tuscaloosa's pranksters, malcontents, and misfits from August/September 1956 to 31 October 2003.
The ambience of the Chukker was largely determined by its owners—especially when it came to booking music.
This Chukker history was compiled from conversations/email with Bob Callahan, Bruce Hopper, Frannie James, George Hadjidakis, et al., and my own experiences at the Chukker (starting in 1980). I also relied on the following newspaper/magazine/blog articles—listed in chronological order.
Chukker Nation comprises a (very) loose-knit group of pranksters, malcontents, and misfits who found a home at the Chukker. It once had a newsletter. It occasionally has reunions. It's like Woodstock Nation, but without outdoor camping.