The A's Gildersleaves

The A’s And The Billies @ Gildersleeves – NYC – 1981

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It’s funny. I was looking for a photo of A’s drummer Mikey Snyder for his birthday to post to Facebook. And as I was rummaging through images in Adobe Lightroom, I found this whole group of photos of the The A’s @ Gildersleeves – NYC – 1981. Wow! I remember the show well. There was a NY band called The Billies—that I also liked—and were opening for The A’s. What made the night even more memorable was, John Oates of Hall & Oates fame was there…Continue Reading “The A’s And The Billies @ Gildersleeves – NYC – 1981”

The A's Bottom Line 1981

The A’s @ The Bottom Line NYC 1981

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If you lived in or around New York City you knew of the legendary Bottom Line. Located at at 15 West Fourth Street between Broadway and Washington Square Park, the venerable music venue, owned by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowsky, opened its doors February 12, 1974. One of the premier music clubs in Manhattan, was the birthplace of many music acts. Shows by Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, The New York Dolls, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Hall & Oates, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Charles…Continue Reading “The A’s @ The Bottom Line NYC 1981”

The A's Fast Lane 1980

The A’s @ The Fast Lane – Asbury Park, NJ – 1980

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As I promised in my previous post … more photos of the A’s. This gig was The A’s @ The Fast Lane – Asbury Park, NJ – 1980. Ms Dorothy was not in attendance … hence the dressing room over the shoulder shot of Richard creating the set list for that night. There are a few people in the dressing room that I don’t remeber. Richard … Rocco … a little help please? I know Donnie Demarco, but there are others that escape me. I…Continue Reading “The A’s @ The Fast Lane – Asbury Park, NJ – 1980”

The A's Emerald City 1980

The A’s @ Emerald City 1980

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In my many incarnations as photographer, documenter, and fan boy, I attended quite a few shows of the local Philidelphia band … The A’s. Don’t know if I would have ever discovered them on my own, but I can thank friend and X-gFriend Dorothy for that introduction. The toughest part about all this is trying to recollect times, places, and faces from back then. I certainly remeber Richard Bush (vocals), his songwriting partner Rocco Notte (keyboards), Rick DiFonzo (guitar), Terry Bortman (bass) and Mike Snyder…Continue Reading “The A’s @ Emerald City 1980”