Travel back to the 1970s, to an East Village when apartments were cheap, music was great, and you had to show up in person to buy tickets! We’ll visit the sites of the legendary Fillmore East, the long gone CBGB’s, and The Bottom Line, places that launched the careers of some of the biggest names in music. We’ll also walk to some lesser known, but equally significant, sites where artists honed their craft and first gained a following, places like Club 82, On the Rocks, and Great Gildersleeves.
We’ll talk about the bible for the music fans of the 70s, the Village Voice, and about how the music industry of the era showcased new artists. Were you at The Bottom Line in 1975 when Bruce Springsteen first blew the socks off the music world with Born to Run? Or did you see Patti Smith at CBGB’s in 1976 after the release of Horses? What a SHOW! We’ll also revisit some of the legendary shows of The Who and Pink Floyd at the Fillmore East, as well as the New York Dolls at the Mercer Arts Center.
Along the way we’ll dip our toe into the world of Disco at the site of Infinity, a dance club destroyed by fire in 1979. We’ll also pay homage to the landmark Tower Records store that, for a few brief years, became THE destination for every music lover in New York.
TOUR COMPANY: Ann McDermott
TOUR TYPE: private, public, walking, tour_led_by_ganyc_member,
Meets On: by_appointment_only,
Tour Duration: 2 Hours
Tour Distance: approximately 1 mile
Tour Includes: discussion of the rich history of music in the East Village specifically in the 1970's
Language(s) Spoken: english,
Max # of Guests: 10