As we approach the merry month of May, many great living artists will be celebrated
on their birthdays.
Should news of their birthdays start to
many fans of said artists and writers and
Musicians will pay a simple tribute to
their favorites by
POSTING a picture or news report or a song for their
FOLLOWERS to enjoy. Yippie.
Let's cut to the chase...that don't mean shit.
Ya call that 'celebrating?'
And if I may be bold in saying, there is NO bigger artist on Earth
poised to experience one of life's special
"The greatest poet
since Shakespeare to use the English language," as one of my friends likes to say,
will be turning 75 on May 24th.
Imagine if Shakespeare's friends and colleagues
took the time to celebrate his 50th turn
around the sun...what a blast they may have had!!
But that was 4 centuries ago. This is now.
We here in New York City have decided
that we won't let Bob Dylan's 75th birthday pass without
having a good bash.
So for those who have been living under a stone, I will alert you to
the list of performers celebrating this
Our fearless bandleader for the night
There are about 65 seats left. Standing room/walk up sales
is pooh-poohed for this show.
This is an invite to those who want to be at
The Village Underground
130 West 3rd Street
(the former site of Folk City)
to celebrate in style.
the list of performers celebrating
the words and music of Bob Dylan
what will make you wish you were there
should be the news that
scheduled to appear are
members of seminal Folk quartet
The New World Singers.
Happy Traum will be camping out on stage
for the evening
and at some point,
Bob Cohen and
shall join in and team up once again
54 YEARS since they recorded
"Blowin in the wind" for the
VERY FIRST TIME.
(that's right, not Bob)
Bob wrote it and handed it to Gil Turner who then
worked on it with his bandmates
with Bob's blessing.
A very special guest is bound to appear
and will play on songs
that he helped arrange, record and perform with Dylan during
SSSHHHHH! It's a double-secret visit to Greenwich Village
for this musician. Not fair to tell or guess!
You can't prepare for what's coming.
You'll just have to be there to witness it.
It's over the top COOL.
PLEASE SECURE A SEAT.
A PORTION OF ALL TICKET SALES
WILL GO TOWARD LESSONS FOR A LOCAL
SCHOOL AGE MUSICIAN.
Help the cause.
|A little place called Gerde's|
|not Mike Porco|
|Bob Dylan at Gerde's Folk City|
|Bob Dylan was in the audience for all of|
Big Joe's sets this engagement
|History unfolded at Folk City|
|Find your name, ask Bob Porco to come to the show. That easy.|
|Rob Stoner, Joan Baez, Dylan, Eric Andersen|
at the Rolling Thunder kickoff at Folk City, 1975
(Photo Fred McDarrah)
|Bob Cohen, Delores Dixon, Happy Traum of|
The New World Singers
|The Village Underground is under the site of this picture|
|Somewhere in time, at 130 W3rd Street|