Jan 7, 2011

NYNS - 118 West 3rd Street

Currently, and since 1983, the home of Bleecker Bob's Records, 118 West 3rd Street was once the home of the Night Owl Cafe...When I worked at Bleecker Bob's in the 80's, it took me a while before I figured out the hallowed ground we walked upon. For a few minutes in the mid 60's it was the launching pad for several hugely successful bands that bridged the gap between the folk and psychedelic schools such as the Blues Magoos, and the Lovin' Spoonful. Especially the Lovin' Spoonful. The last track on their 1965 debut album was a little blues instrumental dedicated to their stomping grounds..."Night Owl Blues."

For more information, and good links, on the Night Owl, visit It's All the Streets You Crossed Not So Long Ago.

1 comment:

Ed Ward said...

When I was at Crawdaddy!, the house band was Lothar and the Hand People. Who were awful, live, and, fortunately, as you could hear them from the street, I never went in.

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