So many great memories.
I first moved to the Village in 1969, Born in Brooklyn, raised on Long
Island but I grew up in Greenwich Village. Started working in the music
business soon after I got here. Started with the "Blues Project" and
rapidly worked my way through Buzzy Linhart, Al Kooper, Buzzy again,
McKendree Spring, Tranquility, Chick Corea, and Larry Coryell. Played my
first stints as a singer songwriter in just about everyplace there was
to play. Cafe Wha, Gerdes Folk City, Gaslight, Cafe Feenjon and the Fat
Black Pussycat, The Back Fence, The Mermaid, and the Bitter End. Found
my self working in most of them as well. I was the
Doorman on Monday nights at Nobody's on Bleecker where anything and
everything could happen. Worked as a singing waiter at "Your Fathers
Mustache" on 7th Avenue and of course drank in all of the great bars
from Googies, The Kettle of Fish, The Riviera, Chumley's, Buffalo
Roadhouse, The Lion's Head, and if I was lucky I would get to be locked
in after hours at "Nobody's" with a group of wonderfully talented
I moved to Los Angeles in 74 and came back and forth for many years. I
started coming to the Village in 1965 and between then and 1974 it was a
magical place full of Music and Drinking and a fair amount of Danger.
It shaped who I would ultimately become, both the Good and The Bad.
Well that is the short form, if I start with anything more specific I would be here all night long.
Best Wishes to All.......