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At 11:48am on March 3, 2011, Rick Turner said…
Played the Cafe Au GoGo with Ian and Sylvia in '65, lived at 13 Bleeker St. '66-'68, opened for the Mothers of Invention's first NY show at the Balloon Farm/Electric Circus on St. Mark's Place with my band AutoSalvage, saw Cream's first NY gig at the GoGo, hung out with Felix Pappalardi (who played bass wtih I&S in '65).  Dropped acid and played in Thompkin's Sq. Park with AutoSalvage, etc., etc., etc...
At 12:42am on January 10, 2011, Ken Spooner said…

HEY THERE SANDI !

Been looking through your postings vids photos etc FASCINATING STUFF

Love the interview with Henry.  Neat photo of you at the arch with Guild too. My first choice in an acoustic . I take it you go back a ways with NY Music scene. I did too when I lived there from 1950 -1975 played all kinds of music with all kinds of people all over  LI and in The City (Cafe Au Go Go , Bitter End, Trude Hellers, Peppermint Lounge) Have a LONG ISLAND R&R BAND HISTORY WEBSITE HERE:

http://spoonercentral.com/BANDS/Bands.html

 I'm on Facebook under Ken Spooner

My son Erik has been art director for Suzanne at Elmore since the Lyle Lovett Cover, His main gig is art director for DISCOVER Mag.  His email is erik.spooner@g.mail.com Mine is :  ken@spoonercentral.com

Stay Tuned

Ken

 

At 7:25am on November 30, 2010, Lisi Tribble said…
I thought i had, too...You've created a gorgeous format.
At 10:56pm on October 23, 2010, sheila strong said…
was he cute?
At 7:40pm on October 23, 2010, sheila strong said…
what spam?
At 6:06pm on October 23, 2010, Ralph H Houghton said…
Not a problem Sandi - goes with the territory.
At 5:15pm on October 23, 2010, peter jason said…
Boy, things were really looking up for ole Sheridan Whiteside for a second there...thanks for the moving screen!! xoxo PJ
At 5:48pm on September 23, 2010, Liz Thomson said…
Do you live in the Village? I assume so. And do you know the Paul family at the Washington Square Hotel? I always stay there and we've become good friends. Have discussed all this sort of stuff with them. The Hotel is part of the history.
At 8:41pm on September 20, 2010, Liz Thomson said…
I've met him and we're in touch. Saw Judy's interview the other day - she sent me a very nice tribute for Bob's memorial. Did you know Bob Shelton? I met him in Manchester in 1979 and we remained friends until his death. I'm sort of an unofficial executor, working with his family. Was born in London in 1957 but was fascinated by all this music even in my teens and have since interviewed Baez, Collins, Janis Ian, Pete Yarrow and many others. In fact, as Marci might have mentioned, for the last few months I've been trying to interest people in an idea - "Bringing It All Back Home to Washington Square", a folk festival in the park, in September 2011, marking the fiftieth anniversary of WSP own free speech movement and also the fiftieth anniversary of Bob's celebrated NYT Dylan review and 1961 as a high point, or the launch pad, of the wider folk revival. Everyone I've spoken to thinks it's a great idea - but I'm 3000 miles away and not an impresario. Have poss interest from a TV producer...
At 11:14pm on September 15, 2010, Bryan Rason said…
its my pleasure Sandi
your new friend

Bryan
At 5:19pm on September 4, 2010, Yvonne Fitzner said…
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.
At 7:13am on September 2, 2010, Steve Elliot said…
Can I perform?
At 12:32am on September 2, 2010, Bob Porco said…
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
At 11:40pm on September 1, 2010, vince martin said…
thanks for getting me to join--:)--hope i can get to the square for the real deal:)!
At 12:10am on August 27, 2010, Sharon D'Lugoff said…
yes i saw the pic, do you now i have some film footage of me and my brother climbing the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park, with Judy Collins, early 60's she was shooting an album cover.
At 8:05pm on August 26, 2010, HCOLBY said…
already did my dear!
At 7:07pm on August 26, 2010, HCOLBY said…
gee that was quick!
At 10:53pm on August 23, 2010, Mary Carey said…
Really good site and such a great idea. Go Sandi.
At 10:40pm on August 23, 2010, Terry Henderson said…
Yes I got your friend request. I accepted it a little bit ago. And I am afraid I have to agree with you about Ning. It is a shame they are making such a mess out of this change. It seems to me that they rushed into this for some reason. Probably financial - whatever it was it seems poorly planned and executed. And Ning was such a nice too.

In time they should get everything working and things should go back to normal - assuming this doesn't destroy them first. I have heard they were actually reducing staff - not a good sign when they are having so many problems.

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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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