Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bottom Line, 15 W. 4th St. near Mercer, New York, NY

Pre-opening article (unknown newspaper)

Capacity 400

A revered nightclub in New York's West Village opened in 1974, with a show featuring Dr. John and Stevie Wonder. Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowsky, the owners of the club, were inseparable partners for twenty-six years in one of the longest running enterprises in the American music business.

Jerry performed here on
7/1/74 Merl Saunders and Friends
7/2/74 Early and late (2am start) shows Merl Saunders and Friends
7/3/74 Early and late shows Merl Saunders and Friends
Opening acts: Steeleye Span, Pousette Dart Band
Maria Muldaur and Elen Carney sit in with Garcia and Saunders on the July 2 shows.
11/5/74 Early and late shows Merl Saunders
"2,220 tickets were sold out in only two hours when hundreds of ticket buyers, eager to see Jerry Garcia's first performance since the disbanding of the Grateful Dead recently, besieged New York's Bottom Line. 75 Garcia freaks camped out last Monday night, October 28, to be first in line when the box office opened Tuesday, October 29 at 1:00 PM. Garcia is slated to perform November 5-7 with Merle Saunders. Interestingly enough no advertising was used to announce Garcia's opening; the Bottom Line announced his upcoming appearance at the club last Friday evening, included him on their coming attractions telephone tape, and posted signs outside the club and in their box office window."(4)

"John Lennon was seen leaving the Bottom Line on Tuesday night, Nov 5, after seeing SRO Jerry Garcia/Merle Saunders performance. Garcia/Saunders, who sold out six shows (2200 tickets) in a record-breaking two hours, are on the first leg of a national tour, Garcia's first appearance since the break-up of the Grateful Dead."(5)

11/6/74 Early and late shows Merl Saunders
11/7/74 Early and late shows Merl Saunders
4/8/75 Legion Of Mary
4/9/75 Legion Of Mary
4/10/75 Legion Of Mary

1.)^Walker, Gerald, The Road Leads To The Bottom Line, 1975-05-04, New York Times.
2.)^NYC's Bottom Line Club Closes,
3.)^Pareles, Jon, CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK, 2004-01-26,
4.)^Cash Box, 1974-11-09,
5.)^Cash Box, 1974-11-16,

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