The YouTube clip below discusses more….
And without much redundancy, Folk City had to move from W4th Street.
Mike Porco was lucky enough to land an anchor piece of real estate
on 3rd Street by 6th Avenue.
This venue location would go on to witness
the depths and rebirth of the FOLK SCARE
and their recurring offspring.
The highlight at 130 W3rd, of course, without question or doubt, was
Thursday October 23, 1975.
Almost 40 years exactly.
Mike Porco's 61st birthday surprise party.
Bob Dylan returned home 14 years after his
career began at Gerde's.
He used the occasion to kickoff the Rolling Thunder Revue.
None of the videos below discuss the Rolling Thunder…
you're just supposed to know all about it.
What I find surprising is that many of Mike Porco's friends
and even some of the musicians who lived or worked in the Village at the time
do not remember exactly when Folk City moved.
FOLK CITY WAS AN INSTITUTION by then.
I found the Village Voice ads…It re-opened in early November 1969.
POSITIVELY the 1960s
Explanation of Gerde's Folk City's move from West 4th Street
to West 3rd Street
And I'm posting a few clips that have passed through my laptop
over the Summer of 2015.
(More on the meetings I've had this year in a later post….
I've met Bill Keith, Fred Hellerman, Noel Stookey,
Maria Muldaur and a few others so far this year.
There must be a bus of these people following me….)
Biff Rose at the Folk City 50th Anniversary
Erik Frandsen at BB King's
May 31, 2015
on Gerde's Folk City
and Mike Porco
(File under: NON FICTION)
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