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Bruce Springsteen, with opening act Bob Marley & the Wailers, began a six-night engagement at Max’s Kansas City (213 Park Ave. South) on July 18, 1973. #brucespringsteen #bobmarley #bobmarleyandthewailers #thewailers #maxskansascity #rrexplorernyc


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Same book, but without the constant threat of paper cuts! The Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is now available in digital form! Plus you can also preorder the Little Book of Rock and Roll Wisdom as a hardcover or eBook! Dig that!
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The Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is now available as an eBook through Amazon (Kindle) and iTunes (iBooks), with other retailers to follow. The paperback is available across the country now (and will be sold in the UK next month), but if you prefer your books in digital form, the Explorer is out there. You can also preorder our next book, The Little Book of Rock and Roll Wisdom, out as a hardcover and eBook in October. #rrexplorernyc #rrexplorersf #ramones #bobdylan #pattismith #blondie #simonandgarfunkel #paulsimon #artgarfunkel #thevelvetunderground #talkingheads #beastieboys #thestrokes #newyorkdolls #jimihendrix #thebeatles #johnlennon #yokoono #johnandyoko


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2009/1981 - Green Day and the Clash as photographed by Bob Gruen atop 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. Our first book, the Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City (@rrexplorernyc) is available as a paperback or eBook through your favorite independent and chain retailers. #theclash #joestrummer #mickjones #paulsimonon #greenday #trecool #billiejoearmstrong #mikedirnt #bobgruen #topoftherock #rrexplorernyc #rrexplorersf


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The Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is now available as an eBook through Amazon (Kindle) and iTunes (iBooks), with other retailers to follow. The paperback is available across the country now (and will be sold in the UK next month), but if you prefer your books in digital form, the Explorer is out there. You can also preorder our next book, The Little Book of Rock and Roll Wisdom, out as a hardcover and eBook in October. #rrexplorernyc #rrexplorersf #ramones #bobdylan #pattismith #blondie #simonandgarfunkel #paulsimon #artgarfunkel #thevelvetunderground #talkingheads #beastieboys #thestrokes #newyorkdolls #jimihendrix #thebeatles #johnlennon #yokoono #johnandyoko


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Patti Smith at the corner of 2nd St. and 1st Ave. The mural was painted by HUETEK, a.k.a., Eric Martinez (📷: @wagesoffear) #pattismith #pattismithgroup #huetek #rrexplorernyc


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1981/2009 - The Clash and Green Day as photographed by Bob Gruen atop 30 Rockefeller Center. Green Day will be among many artists covered in our next book, the Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area (@rrexplorersf). #theclash #joestrummer #mickjones #paulsimonon #greenday #trecool #billiejoearmstrong #mikedirnt #bobgruen #topoftherock #rrexplorernyc #rrexplorersf


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The CBGB Rock Festival of Top 40 New York Unrecorded Rock Bands ran from July 16-27, 1975. The first three nights of the festival were headlined by Ramones, and featured support from Tuff Darts, Blondie, Talking Heads and White Lightning. In the Riffs column of the July 21 issue of the Village Voice, James Walcott wrote: “Loud, hard, and relentless, the Ramones are pagan-cult rockers whose sole god is the inviolable Chord.” h/t @evgrieve #cbgb #ramones #tuffdarts #blondie #talkingheads #whitelightning #jameswalcott #villagevoice #rrexplorernyc


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John Lydon of Public Image, Ltd. on stage at Great Gildersleeves (331 Bowery) on April 22, 1980. (📷: Ebet Roberts) #johnlydon #johnnyrotten #publicimageltd #greatgildersleeves #ebetroberts #rrexplorernyc


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Happy Birthday to the late, great John Anthony Genzale, Jr., a.k.a., Johnny Thunders (📷: Unknown) #johnnythunders #johnnythundersandtheheartbreakers #newyorkdolls #rrexplorernyc


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Beastie Boys released Hello Nasty on July 14, 1998. The album was preceded by an infomercial which ran on local cable networks. Directed by Tamra Davis, the informercial featured members of the Beastie Boys and their friends in various roles. It can be seen online, and you should check it out as part of your Hello Nasty anniversary celebrations. #beastieboys #hellonasty #mca #adamyauch #miked #michaeldiamond #adrock #adamhorovitz #tamradavis #hiphop #vinyl #vinyligclub #vinylcollection #rrexplorernyc


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Talking Heads released their second album, More Songs About Buildings and Food, on July 14, 1978. It was the group’s first collaboration with co-producer Brian Eno. “Take Me to the River,” a cover of an Al Green song, was the album’s sole single. #talkingheads #moresongsaboutbuildingsandfood #takemetotheriver #jerryharrison #tinaweymouth #davidbyrne #chrisfrantz #brianeno #vinyl #vinyligclub #vinylcollection #rrexplorernyc


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The Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is available at Barnes & Noble in Union Square and in Barnes & Noble stores across the country. Pick up a copy from your favorite chain or independent bookshop or online retailer whether you’re here in New York City or anywhere else. #barnesandnoble #rrexplorernyc


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Head over to @rrexplorersf to join us on our journey as we put our next book together, the Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area (Spring 2020). #Repost @rrexplorersf with @get_repost
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Television: Live at the Old Waldorf (444 Battery St., San Francisco) #television #fredsmith #tomverlaine #billyficca #richardlloyd #oldwaldorf #vinyl #vinyligclub #vinylcollection #rrexplorernyc #rrexplorersf


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Max’s Kansas City (213 Park Ave.) (📷: Bob Gruen) We had the great pleasure of meeting (and signing a copy of our book for) Yvonne Sewall-Ruskin last night after our event at Rough Draft Bar & Books in Kingston. Sewall-Ruskin is the founder of the Max’s Kansas City Project, which serves youth and arts communities. #maxskansascity #yvonnesewallruskin #mickeyruskin #roughdraftbarandbooks #rrexplorernyc


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Rock and Roll Explorer road trip! Join us tonight at @roughdraftny in Kingston where we’re hosting our first ever rock trivia event and signing books! #rrexplorernyc


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Blondie will appear with Liz Phair and Sasami at House of Vans on Friday, July 20! Plus photography installation by Chris Stein! RSVP now! #blondie #blondieisagroup #debbieharry #chrisstein #clemburke #lizphair #sasami #houseofvans #rrexplorernyc


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Our first book, the Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City, was released last month. A field guide to rock & roll history across all five boroughs, the @rrexplorernyc includes a foreword by Legs McNeil, interviews with members of Talking Heads, Blondie, Sonic Youth and more, and hundreds of locations. Walk in the footsteps of rock & roll history. The book is available in bookshops across the country (including the Bay Area), as well as through online retailers. Next stop: San Francisco and the Bay Area! #rrexplorernyc #rrexplorersf #legsmcneil #sonicyouth #talkingheads #blondie #bobdylan #pattismith #beastieboys #thestrokes #simonandgarfunkel #kiss #newyorkdolls #thevelvetunderground


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Just missed ‘em! 🇬🇧 The Who on stage at the Village Theatre (105 2nd Ave) on July 8, 1967. By the following Spring the venue would be taken over by promoter Bill Graham and renamed the Fillmore East. (📷: Fred W. McDarrah) #thewho #johnentwistle #keithmoon #rogerdaltrey #petetownshend #billgraham #thevillagetheatre #fillmoreeast #fredwmcdarrah #rrexplorernyc


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Carole King and Paul Simon (📷: Unknown) #caroleking #paulsimon #brillbuilding #rrexplorernyc


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Hi friends! With work already underway on the Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area, we thought it would be a good time to get an Instagram community together to join us on our journey. Give us a follow at @rrexplorersf, and if you haven’t already, dig our first book at @rrexplorernyc. Cheers!

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Grateful Dead at the corner of Haight and Ashbury (📷: Herb Greene) #jerrygarcia #ronpigpenmckernan #phillesh #bobweir #billkreutzmann #herbgreene #haightashbury #rrexplorersf #rrexplorernyc


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Very happy to announce our next book, the Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area, will be out in Spring 2020! Follow @rrexplorersf to join us on our journey!
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Ramones played a show in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza on June 9, 1979. (📷: Michael Jang) #ramones #johnnyramone #joeyramone #deedeeramone #markyramone #michaeljang #rrexplorersf #rrexplorernyc


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Ramones played a show in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza on June 9, 1979. (📷: Michael Jang) #ramones #johnnyramone #joeyramone #deedeeramone #markyramone #michaeljang #rrexplorersf #rrexplorernyc


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Grateful Dead at the corner of Haight and Ashbury (📷: Herb Greene) #jerrygarcia #ronpigpenmckernan #phillesh #bobweir #billkreutzmann #herbgreene #haightashbury #rrexplorersf #rrexplorernyc


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Talking Heads at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club (121 Chambers St.). Opened by Max’s Kansas City–founder Mickey Ruskin, Talking Heads first played the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club as a trio in August 1976, returning as a quartet with new member Jerry Harrison on February 9, 1977. “The Ocean Club was a nice change,” Chris Frantz said. “They had decent food and it had a real cool vibe.” (📷: Allan Tannenbaum) (Excerpt from the Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City, Globe Pequot Press, June 2018) #talkingheads #tinaweymouth #davidbyrne #chrisfrantz #jerryharrison #allantannenbaum #lowermanhattanoceanclub #mickeyruskin #globepequotpress #rrexplorernyc


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Oh yeah this was a great time #gabbagabbahey ❤️🎼❤️#Repost @rrexplorernyc
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Just missed ‘em! Ramones and Talking Heads played CBGB from June 20-22, 1975. Talking Heads made their live debut supporting the Ramones at CBGB that June 5. The group would remain a trio until Jerry Harrison joined them in March 1977. #ramones #johnnyramone #joeyramone #tommyramone #deedeeramone #talkingheads #davidbyrne #tinaweymouth #chrisfrantz #jerryharrison #cbgb #rrexplorernyc #johnnyramonearmy


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Don’t fucking forget PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER! #4thofjuly #wildfreedompunkyoga #Repost @rrexplorernyc with @get_repost
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Patti Smith (📷: Steven Sebring) #pattismith #stevensebring #rrexplorernyc


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Patti Smith (📷: Steven Sebring) #pattismith #stevensebring #rrexplorernyc


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Dig this!
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Head over to PleaseKillMe.com to read Legs McNeil’s terrific foreword to our book! Then hit your local bookshop or favorite online retailer and treat yourself (and everyone you know!) to a copy! #pleasekilleme #legsmcneil #thisiswhatscool #bobdylan #pattismith #beastieboys #ramones #newyorkdolls #blondie #thestrokes #talkingheads #madonna #kiss #jimihendrix #thebeatles #johnlennon #yokoono #johnandyoko #simonandgarfunkel #sonicyouth #thevelvetunderground #rrexplorernyc


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Head over to PleaseKillMe.com to read Legs McNeil’s terrific foreword to our book! Then hit your local bookshop or favorite online retailer and treat yourself (and everyone you know!) to a copy! #pleasekilleme #legsmcneil #thisiswhatscool #bobdylan #pattismith #beastieboys #ramones #newyorkdolls #blondie #thestrokes #talkingheads #madonna #kiss #jimihendrix #thebeatles #johnlennon #yokoono #johnandyoko #simonandgarfunkel #sonicyouth #thevelvetunderground #rrexplorernyc


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Hey, Hudson Valley friends: See you at @roughdraftny In Kingston on Tuesday, July 10 for our first-ever @rrexplorernyc trivia and book signing event!
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Friends in and around New York’s Hudson Valley: We’ll be at @roughdraftny, a terrific independent bookshop and bar, in the coolest neighborhood in Kingston on Tuesday, July 10. We’ll host a NYC rock & roll themed trivia event and sign copies of our book. Teams of up to five can enter for great prizes and a great time. Visit their website for more info, and RSVP on Facebook. Bring your friends, and we’ll see you there. #roughdraft #trivia #kingstonny #ramones #bobdylan #pattismith #blondie #talkingheads #beastieboys #newyorkdolls #rrexplorernyc


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Friends in and around New York’s Hudson Valley: We’ll be at @roughdraftny, a terrific independent bookshop and bar, in the coolest neighborhood in Kingston on Tuesday, July 10. We’ll host a NYC rock & roll themed trivia event and sign copies of our book. Teams of up to five can enter for great prizes and a great time. Visit their website for more info, and RSVP on Facebook. Bring your friends, and we’ll see you there. #roughdraft #trivia #kingstonny #ramones #bobdylan #pattismith #blondie #talkingheads #beastieboys #newyorkdolls #rrexplorernyc


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Happy Birthday, Debbie Harry! (📷: Mick Rock) #debbieharry #blondie #blondieisagroup #mickrock #rrexplorernyc


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Bob Dylan, NYC, 1962 (📷: Ted Russell) #bobdylan #dylan #tedrussell #rrexplorernyc


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The Stillettoes (who at the time included Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, later of Blondie; and Fred Smith, who would leave Blondie for Television less than a year later) and Eric Emerson’s Star Theater each played two sets at Bacchus Rock Palace (209 W 48th St.) on July 1, 1974. #thestillettoes #debbieharry #chrisstein #fredsmith #blondie #television #ericemerson #startheater #rrexplorernyc


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Slowdive pre-show & soundcheck: The raddest people and the best sound. #slowdive #rrexplorernyc #shoegaze


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The Velvet Underground & Nico (📷: Billy Name) #loureed #sterlingmorrison #moetucker #nico #johncale #billyname #rrexplorernyc


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Just missed ‘em! Ramones and Talking Heads played CBGB from June 20-22, 1975. Talking Heads made their live debut supporting the Ramones at CBGB that June 5. The group would remain a trio until Jerry Harrison joined them in March 1977. #ramones #johnnyramone #joeyramone #tommyramone #deedeeramone #talkingheads #davidbyrne #tinaweymouth #chrisfrantz #jerryharrison #cbgb #rrexplorernyc


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Madonna in Soho 1982 (📷: Peter Cunningham) #madonna #madonnalouiseveronicaciccone #petercunningham #rrexplorernyc


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Bob & Bruce (📷: Ken Regan) #bobdylan #brucespringsteen #kenregan #rrexplorernyc


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“Chewing out a rhythm on my bubblegum, the sun is out and I want some...” #ramones #rockawaybeach #joeyramone #johnnyramone #deedeeramone #tommyramone #vinyl #vinyligclub #vinylcollection #rrexplorernyc


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Happy Strand Day!
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Happy Strand Day! @strandbookstore is celebrating its 91st birthday today along with the first anniversary of @nycmayor Bill de Blasio proclaiming that June 26th will forever be known as Strand Day in NYC. Why not celebrate by stopping by and picking up a good book? I’m happy to recommend one in particular... #strandbookstore #makeamericareadagain #rrexplorernyc


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Happy Strand Day! @strandbookstore is celebrating its 91st birthday today along with the first anniversary of @nycmayor Bill de Blasio proclaiming that June 26th will forever be known as Strand Day in NYC. Why not celebrate by stopping by and picking up a good book? I’m happy to recommend one in particular... #strandbookstore #makeamericareadagain #rrexplorernyc


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“I think it’s an appropriate time to do it.” Ray Davies this week on a reunion of the Kinks. #thekinks #raydavies #davedavies #mickavory #petequaiferip #rrexplorernyc


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Happy Birthday, Mick Jones! Here’s Mick with the Clash at the Palladium (126 E 14th St.) on March 7, 1980. (📷: Bob Gruen) #mickjones #theclash #bigaudiodynamite #thepalladium #bobgruen #rrexplorernyc


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Patti Smith Group and John Cale at The Bottom Line, 1975 (📷: Allan Tannenbaum) #pattismith #pattismithgroup #lennykaye #ivankral #richardsohl #jaydeedaugherty #johncale #allantannenbaum #thebottomline #rrexplorernyc


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Happy #Pride NYC! Cyndi Lauper co-founded the nonprofit organization True Colors Fund in 2008. “The True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world where all young people can be their true selves.” #cyndilauper #truecolors #vinyl #vinyligclub #vinylcollection #lgbtq #rrexplorernyc


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The Rolling Stones held a press conference aboard a yacht in New York Harbor on June 24, 1966 to kick off their fifth North American tour. They’d play their first show of the jaunt at the Manning Bowl in Lynn, Massachusetts that evening, returning to New York on July 2, when they played Forest Hills Tennis Stadium. (📷: Linda McCartney) #therollingstones #brianjones #mickjagger #keithrichards #billwyman #charliewatts #lindamccartney #rrexplorernyc


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Happy Birthday to the late, great Alan Vega. (📷: Bob Gruen) #alanvega #suicide #bobgruen #rrexplorernyc


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Have you read the Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City? Did you enjoy it? If your answer to both is “Fuck YEAH!” (or even just “Yes”), please consider leaving a review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, GoodReads, or wherever you like. Obviously I’d prefer to see nothing but glowing five-star (or the equivalent) gushing, but I’m happy with honesty. And if you weren’t able to answer “Fuck YEAH!” to the first question, well get on that! Cheers, friends. #rrexplorernyc


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“The door was green. It had nothing to do with the porno movie or the Cramps song (‘The Green Door’). We brought in the booze, we brought in the turntables, we told our friends to dress up and we handed out flyers, the old New York handshake. We went out every night, ‘Come to our thing.’ It was packed like crazy. And the best part was people were dancing to the Stooges, and Funkadelic, and Sly & the Family Stone, the Cramps. It went on until six in the morning, made lots of money, we trashed the place. And someone said, ‘Let’s do it again!’” - Jesse Malin on the Green Door parties, which originated at the late Giorgio Gomelsky’s loft (140 W 24th St.) before moving to the building that would become Coney Island High (15 St. Marks). Excerpt from our book, the Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City, available now, available everywhere. (📷: Ilaria Conte-Potier) #jessemalin #heartattack #dgeneration #giorgiogomelsky #greendoor #coneyislandhigh #rrexplorernyc


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