The Bottom Line Archive contains over shows recorded during the club's year run, from These historic recordings capture a rare glimpse at the richness of New York's and the world's musical culture. It is our intention to make as many of these incredibly diverse performances available as possible, provided that the rights are available and and the sound and performance meet the level you have come to expect from The Bottom Line.
During the s and s the club was a major space for small-scale popular music performances. It opened on Feb 11, For three decades the two club owners, Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowsky, presented major musical acts and premiered new talent.
Separating the wheat from the chaff since This fabled show — an unannounced acoustic set of eleven mostly new songs performed in just over an hour — was captured for posterity by an anonymous, prescient taper; something all Neil Young fans should remain eternally grateful for. At the height of his song-writing and performing powers and in the middle of a sustained burst of creativity, Neil Young — almost certainly aided by illegal substances — delivered an unforgettably powerful acoustic performance that has stood the test of time.
The stone building at the corner of West 4th and Mercer Streets in Greenwich Village is unremarkable now — and quiet. It contains a lecture hall and classrooms for New York University. But for nearly three decades, beginning on a February night inthis was a vital center of music in New York — a capacity nightclub where Bruce Springsteen sweated atop the piano, Stevie Wonder jammed with Dr. John and celebrities crowded the stage and tiny tables alike.
Frequently Asked Questions. These e-mails are varied: Are you any closer to reopening? Have you finally given up?
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Allan Pepper of Englewood, who co-founded the haunt that launched Bruce Springsteen to stardom, has organized a two-day celebration this weekend. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
The Bottom Line, the Greenwich Village music club that was a launching pad for the likes of Bruce Springsteen and other rock stars, finally shut its doors on Thursday after almost three decades as a music industry landmark, its lawyer said yesterday. Alonso said. A spokesman for N.
Bruce Springsteen has offering to come to the rescue of the small New York club where he launched his career three decades ago. When I think of the most memorable nights in my own career, few match the week of shows we did there in As a musician, as a citizen, and as one who loves New York City, I truly hope that a solution can be found that allows the Bottom Line and Allan and Stanley to continue their important, valuable work for many years to come. The owner of the club is the New York University.
A new live-album series commemorates the eclectic roster of artists featured at NYC's the Bottom Line. I soon hit the pavement for my first, long night of music in Manhattan with my new editor and immediate friend, future Rolling Stone and MTV journalist Kurt Loder. Our first stop was the midtown offices of Mercury Records.
This article is part of an editorial series sponsored by our friends over at HBO celebrating the launch of their new show 'Vinyl,' from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terry Winter exploring the crazy and fantastic world of music in the s. Throughout the week, Noisey will analyze this iconic era with articles looking back in time. The New York City music scene of the s holds historical value that could never be equated or replicated. It was an unsettling time to be living in Manhattan: the economy was in the gutter, crime rates were high, and prostitutes and junkies lined the streets.