|5/3/73 "Riffs" column excerpt.|
|I can't remember if this was a "Riffs" or a "Cheap Thrills" excerpt.|
|I guess this would be Binky Philips' band? I think I saw a similar ad in an earlier issue, but since it was printed closer to the classical music section I mistook it for an ad for a performance of Holst's The Planets--d'oh!|
|Live music at the Automat???|
|When they say "hardest to find," are they referring to the store's location or the items within it?|
|A Queens Indian restaurant run by followers of Sri Chinmoy--I think it's still in operation.|
|Not sure who these guys are, but they looked pretty glittery to me.|
|"Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, Raceway Park!" [Cue the opening riff to Mitch Ryder's rendition of "Rock and Roll"...]|
|Marketing credit cards to teens is nothing new.|
|I remember there was a radio station building on Horace Harding, but I cannot recall the exact location or the call letters. I wonder if this joint was adjacent to it. The address now houses a Gujarati community center.|
|Is that a band or a stipper? Coincidentally, the 7/26/73 issue had an article about some "Miss Nude" type contest which discussed one ill-fated contestant in particular, "Lee Bonny Bakley."|
|One of my Dad's fave hangouts, but I don't think he ever sported one of these shirts.|
Reviews, articles, etc:
The Faces at Nassau Coliseum, 5/17/73 "Riffs" column (links to nearby ad).
"The Hand That Rocks the Craven," article on all-woman bands, 5/24/73 issue.
Carole King at Central Park, 6/7/73 "Riffs" column.
The 6/7/73 "Cheap Thrills" column deals with the rock and roll revival scene and its chief promoter, Richard Nader. In the following week's issue, a member of Sha Na Na writes eloquently on the oldies.
The Blues Project at the Schaefer Music Fest, 6/28/73 "Riffs" column (links to nearby ad).
"The Flasher" at the Beacon, 8/30/73 "Cheap Thrills" column.