"Thanks so much for Manny Fox's name. The meeting took place at his apt/office. You are quite right about the short time it took to get over the attitude, which produced added respect for Sid Bernstein and Kurt Cerf. I think…"
"Kathryn, the Broadway people you are referring
to included the co-promotor of the Festival, Manny Fox. His co-producer was Sid Bernstein, famous for presenting The Beatles at Shea Stadium. I was hired to book the entire Festival and they left me to…"
"Bob Gibson suggested I go to NYC to check out the organization of the festival. Upshot was first doing Eastern advertising --- Greenwich to Boston with paper, etc. Then performer/producer "intervention" after listening to the 4…"
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!"
"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."