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open letter to Bob Dylan

"Thanks R.C. for the kind words. I am also doubtful that Bob will take up the flame of his youth. But I just had to post something. Sent a copy to Rolling Stone but that magazine, too, has become fat and happy. Thank God for Pete Seeger, Orlo…"
Nov 9, 2011
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"I just had to share this video with all the old Gerdes gang. It's too funny for words. Give it a look. ;-)"
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BOB DYLAN & WOODY GUTHRIE epic duet SNL legendado

DAVID CARRADINE BOB DYLAN & WOODY GUTHRIE SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE legendado
Oct 13, 2011
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open letter to Bob Dylan

Dear Bob Bylan. It would be great if you wrote some songs in your hard hitting style about what is happening today to Woody Guthrie's people. They're facing ...
Oct 12, 2011
Robert Riemann and R.C. O'Leary are now friends
Jan 8, 2011
Robert Riemann commented on Sandi Bachom's group Gerdes Folk City 50th Reunion
"A big Than You to everyone, especially Bob Porco for his list of the performers from the 60's. That when I frequented Gerdes. Brings back a lot of 4th Street memories. ;-)"
Oct 3, 2010
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"I Lived In The Village!"

If you lived in the East or West Village, when and where and how much rent did you pay!
Sep 29, 2010
Sandi Bachom commented on Robert Riemann's blog post Who performed at Gerdes?
"BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT"
Sep 20, 2010
Bob Porco commented on Robert Riemann's blog post Who performed at Gerdes?
"Who played Gerdes Folk City? 1960 Originally known as "The Fifth Peg" Cecil Taylor Ed McCurdy Brother John Sellars Mary L Scott Cynthia Gooding Eric Darling Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy William Feier The Tarriers:  Eric…"
Sep 20, 2010
Robert Riemann commented on Robert Riemann's blog post Who performed at Gerdes?
"I never darkened Gerdes door after it move from 4th Street. Where was (were) the new Gerdes?"
Sep 20, 2010
Robert Riemann left a comment for Mary MacGowan Young Breckman
"Hope I have figured this out right. You performed there in 1980. I was a frequent patron of the Gerdes on Fourth Street. That was back in 1961-65 or there a bouts. Where was the new Gerdes located. Bleaker Street?"
Sep 20, 2010
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Off Broadway play about Gerdes

It seems to me, at the age of 73, that one could make an Off Broadway play out of the Gerdes Folk City story. I might provide the book. Well, not really, I'm sure there are better writers out there than me. Put me down for a $100 sponsorship fee though.See More
Sep 19, 2010
Sandi Bachom commented on Robert Riemann's blog post Who performed at Gerdes?
"From Facebook: Mark Ross: I played at Folk City numerous times, and never got listed in the rmemoirs. Opened for Brownie & Sonny in '67 the 1st time. Mike Porco paid $5, a bottle of beer and a sandwich per night. Thank God I could live on…"
Sep 19, 2010
Robert Riemann commented on Robert Riemann's blog post Who performed at Gerdes?
"That's great Bob. I was wondering if you had such as list or if some of the records (the non vinal kind) had been lost over the years. I'd love to see the names of those who performed while Gerdes was still on 4th Street. I know I saw many…"
Sep 19, 2010
Bob Porco commented on Robert Riemann's blog post Who performed at Gerdes?
"Hi Robert. I have a couple of different complete lists. I'll get to work on cutting and pasting or scanning the whole roster in on this site. The list above is 20%. I'm working on making a timeline for myself to see who may have crossed…"
Sep 19, 2010
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Who performed at Gerdes?

Here are the performers that Wikipedia lists as having done a gig at Gerdes: Seems incomplete to me:Joan Baez, Pat Benatar, the Band, Bermuda Triangle Band, Judy Collins, Johnny Cash, T-Bone Burnett, Harry Chapin, Shawn Colvin, Larry Coryell, Elvis Costello, David Crosby, Rev. Gary Davis, John Denver, Bob Dylan, The Mamas and The Papas, the Byrds, Dream Syndicate, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, John Fahey, Richard Farina, Jose Feliciano, Allen Ginsberg, the Greenbriar Boys, Arlo Guthrie, Tim Hardin,…See More
Sep 19, 2010

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Off Broadway play about Gerdes

Posted on September 19, 2010 at 4:25pm 0 Comments

It seems to me, at the age of 73, that one could make an Off Broadway play out of the Gerdes Folk City story. I might provide the book. Well, not really, I'm sure there are better writers out there than me. Put me down for a $100 sponsorship fee though.

Who performed at Gerdes?

Posted on September 19, 2010 at 11:54am 6 Comments

  • Here are the performers that Wikipedia lists as having done a gig at Gerdes: Seems incomplete to me:Joan Baez, Pat Benatar, the Band, Bermuda Triangle Band, Judy Collins, Johnny Cash, T-Bone Burnett, Harry Chapin, Shawn Colvin, Larry Coryell, Elvis Costello, David Crosby, Rev. Gary Davis, John Denver, Bob Dylan, The Mamas and The Papas, the Byrds, Dream Syndicate, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, John Fahey, Richard Farina, Jose Feliciano, Allen Ginsberg, the…
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At 4:31pm on September 11, 2010, Robert Riemann said…
This is a wonderful site. I know it will grow over the years. It better be quick because some of us who were in our early twenties when we frequented the original Gerdes Folk City on Fourth Street are getting a little long in the touch. We won't live forever. :-)
 
 
 

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Bob Dylan - I Was There

Hi Everyone,I’m working on a new book called - Bob Dylan - I Was There - which will contain accounts of over 400 fans memories of seeing Dylan live in concert as well as people who worked with and met him during the 60’s.If you would like to share your story for the book please post it here or contact me neil@thisdayinmusic.comWe need as much info as possible. It can be 100 words or 2,000!Thanks for reading this.See More
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"1954 Photo by the great Arthur Dubinski.. Jack Elliott and Woody Guthrie in Washington Square Park with young Marcia Stehr behind Woody."
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Folklore Center, 1957

"?, Roy Berkeley, Cynthia Gooding, ??, Una Ritchie Yahkub (Jean Ritchie's sister), Logan English, Carolyn Hester, Perry Lederman, ???, Jean Ritchie, Happy Traum and Molly Scott. Photograph courtesy of George Pickow."
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Sandi - history

After Dylan had that accident, Hammond hired Bruce Murdoch; was going to bill him as Canada's Bob Dylan, but Murdoch wouldn't cooperate with that.See More
Aug 31, 2015
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Tim Robbins finds a picture of David Peel and the Lower East Side featuring our friend Harold C Black

"Hey There, Nice video Sandi, as always...Just checking in. Was in Berkeley a few weeks ago and spent a day with Buzzy Linhart....Coming to New York on the 10th of Sept.. Need me some Mamouns, Bens Pizza, and of course Katz's Deli...... Peace"
Aug 25, 2015

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Happy Traum at the Gerdes Folk City 50th Reunion 6/7/10 "Buckets Of Rain" and talks about Dylan

"BRING BACK THEM GOOD OLD DAYS!" ~ Comments from our members!

Lisi Tribble about Gerdes Folk City:
"Jay Byrd was the last hooter- Dustin Hoffman based his character "Hawk" in Ishtar on him. Enamel the Camel. The Roches. Rick Danko. David Massengill. George Gerdes. Eric Andersen. Mark Johnson. Gregory Fleeman. Jack Hardy. Robin Williamson. Tret Fure. Ferron. Sammy Walker. Lach. . .--Anderson,

Bob Dylan was also below age when he first played there. Mike signed his guardianship forms."


"I loved it when the Village was still like a small community, a town within Manhattan, and mostly "regulars" would hang out.....I always felt so welcome there... Bring back them old days!"
~Ida Langsam

"This website is gonna catch on fire. Great idea! When I get to something other than an iPhone I'll upload some pix and stuff. I'll be keeping tabs...I Think this kind of organized exposure for the artists willing to perform is Great. going to blossom"
~Bob Porco (grandson of Mike)

"Thanks so much for putting this whole thing together, and for inviting me to participate. I have such wonderful memories of the Bitter End and all the other coffee houses: Gerde's Folk City, The Gaslight Cafe... saw so many wonderful artists perform."
~Yvonne Fitzner

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