There were few venues like The Bottom Line from the 1970’s -80’s. The club was a major space for small-scale popular music performances. It opened on Feb 11, 1974.
The Bottom Line hosted an extremely wide variety of music and musicians. Among the thousands who performed on its stage were Eric Clapton, Carl Perkins, Linda Ronstadt, The Police, Adrian Belew, Prince, Pat Benatar, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Van Morrison, Laura Nyro, The Stone Poneys, Rory Gallagher, Chuck Mangione, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Leo Kottke, Doc Watson, Barry Manilow, Dire Straits, Grayson Hugh, Dolly Parton, George Jones, The Pointer Sisters, Ravi Shankar, Ramones, The Brecker Brothers, Gato Barbieri, Bryan Ferry, Van Morrsion and Miles Davis.
On June 6th, 1981 George Jones had an incredible performance. The venues diversity is perfectly explained in the audience – in attendance that night were Andy Warhol and Tim Russell -among many others!
Take a listen to two parts of the concert below:
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