Welcome to TIME LINE: A record of all Bottom Line shows.

In this section of the website we plan to publish a complete listing of every performance at the club beginning with the opening day party all the way through the new millenium. The list will be broken down year by year and appear in installments as we collate the information, confirm its accuracy, and elicit remembrances and commentary from those who were there.

Our primary sources are Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowsky, the owners of the club, inseparable partners for twenty-six years in one of the longest running enterprises in the American music business. As you look down the schedule of our first year in operation, you start to feel like you're peering into a quarter century-old photo album....but the photos are all in your own imagination. Maybe you were at some of these shows. Maybe you still have some old vinyl in your collection by these artists, or maybe you were too young to be there, (Allan and Stanley's secretary weren't born yet!) and you can only imagine what it was like.

One of the striking things about the list is the number of artists who have made appearances in 1974 that have also appeared twenty-six years later at the club in the1999-2000 season. They include: Eric Andersen (the first month the club was open), Larry Coryell, Billy Cobham, David Johansen (with the New York Dolls), Tower of Power, Doc Watson and of course, David Bromberg. There are several more, but you get the idea. A twenty-six year career playing music is an amazing accomplishment in a business that eats its young. If browsing over these shows brings up any memories or thoughts you might like to share with our Bottom Line community, please feel free to email us, and with your permission we'll print some of your comments. The e-mail is BLTmailbox@aol.com. So without further ado....1978.


PERFORMANCE HISTORY OF THE BOTTOM LINE

* with occasional side comments by Allan and Stanley



1978

JAN 4 - 5, 1978
SAM RIVERS
LEROY JENKINS TRIO

JAN 6 - 7, 1978
JOE FARRELL
MICHAL URBANIAK - URSZULA DUDZIAK
Featuring the first American appearance of ZBIGNIEV NAMYSLOUSKI

JAN 8 - 10, 1978
BUDDY GUY AND JUNIOR WELLS
SUN SEALS BLUES BAND
* JOHNNY WINTER sits in with SON SEALS on Jan 10.

JAN 11-12, 1978
CARLA BLEY BAND
COLLIN WALCOTT - DON CHERRY and NANA

JAN 16 - 18, 1978
TOM RUSH
ROBERT WUHL

JAN 20 - 21, 1978
HERBIE MANN and the NEW FAMILY OF MANN

JAN 20 - BOB SHAW
JAN 21 - INA MAY WOOL

JAN 22 - 24, 1978
CHARLES LUDLAM with BLACK EYED SUSAN and WALTER EGO in
Ō The VentriloquistÕs WifeĶ
STORMINÕ NORMAN and SUZY

JAN 25 - 26, 1978
DR.HOOK
CHRIS RUSH
* SHEL SILVERSTEIN sits in with DR. HOOK on Jan 25

JAN 27 - 28, 1978
JOHN HAMMOND
BOB DOROUGH - featuring Bill Takas

JAN 29 - 30, 1978
BUDDY RICH BIG BAND-
featuring STEVE MARCUS
CARL WAXMAN

JAN 31, 1978
RONNIE DYSON
GERRI GRIFFIN

FEB 3 - 4, 1978
AZTEC TWO - STEP
FRANKLIN MICARE

FEB 6 - 9, 1978
BETTY CARTER
ROY HAYNES HIP ENSEMBLE
* FEB 6- 7- canceled due to snow

FEB 10 - 11, 1978
ANNE MURRAY
LEW LONDON

FEB 12, 1978
The Fourth Annual
DAVID BROMBERG - BOTTOM LINE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
All Seats $7.00
* The Anniversary concert was broadcast live on WNEW F.M.

FEB 13 - 15, 1978
MUDDY WATERS
ROOMFUL OF BLUES
* JOHNNY WINTER jams with MUDDY WATERS at the Feb 15th show.

FEB 16, 1978
An Evening With
RICHIE HAVENS
All seats $6.00

FEB 17 - 18, 1978
PATTI AUSTIN
DOLLAR BRAND

FEB 19 - 20. 1978
An Evening With
BILLY COBHAM
All seats $6.00

FEB 21, 1978
HORSLIPS
BILLY CONNOLLY
* HORSLIPS show broadcast live on WNEW F.M.

FEB 22 - 23, 1978
YVONNE ELLIMAN
BILLY FALCONÕS BURNING ROSE

FEB 24 - 25, 1978
ALESSI
KARON BIHARI

FEB 27, 1978
JOHNNY PAYCHECK
SUSAN TAYLOR

FEB 28 - MARCH 1, 1978
THE LENNY WHITE GROUP
FRANKLYN AJAYE

MARCH 2 - 3, 1978
JAY FERGUSON
ROBERT WUHL

MARCH 4, 1978
MONGO SANTAMARIA
WALTER BISHOP, JR. QUINTET

MARCH 5, 1978
WARREN ZEVON
TRAVIS AND SHOOK

MARCH 6 - 7, 1978
HAWKWIND
JEFF SHERIDAN

MARCH 8 - 9, 1978
NRBQ
OVERTON AND SULLIVAN

MARCH 10 - 12, 1978
LOU REED
CAMILLE OÕGRADY

MARCH 13 - 14, 1978
KEITH CARRIDINE
GROVER, MARGARET AND ZA ZU ZAZ

MARCH 17 - 18, 1978
FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS
STORMINÕ NORMAN AND SUZY

MARCH 19 - 20, 1978
ROGER McGUINN AND GENE CLARKE - ACOUSTIC REUNION
KEN BLOOM

MARCH 21 - 22, 1978
LONG JOHN BALDRY
THE 24TH STREET BAND

MARCH 24 - 25, 1978
PHARAOH SANDERS
JIMMY OWENS PLUS...

MARCH 30, 1978
CHARLES EARLAND
DAVE MATTHEWS BIG BAND

MARCH 31 - APRIL 1, 1978
THE GOOD RATS
BARRY DIAMOND

APRIL 2, 1978
CARLA BLEY BAND
RYO KAWASAKI

APRIL 6 - 8. 1978
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III
SLOW TRAIN

APRIL 11 - 12, 1978
CRYSTAL GAYLE
ROBERT WUHL

APRIL 14 -15, 1978
ANDREW GOLD
KATY MOFFATT

APRIL 16,1978
ROBIN WILLIAMSON AND HIS MERRY BAND
THE ROCHES

APRIL 17 - 18, 1978
JOHN HALL
DAN DALEY
* BONNIE RAITT sits in with JOHN HALL

APRIL 19, 1978
HELEN SCHNEIDER
GROVER, MARGARET AND ZA ZU ZAZ

APRIL 21 -22, 1978
RICHIE FURAY
RICHARD BELZER

APRIL 23 - 24, 1978
RUPERT HOLMES
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER

APRIL 25 - 26, 1978
EARL KLUGH
IDRIS MUHAMMAD

APRIL 27, 1978
CRACK THE SKY
JIMMY MACK

APRIL 28 - 29, 1978
HERB ALPERT AND HUGH MASEKELA
ELAYNE BOOSLER

MAY 1, 1978
BONNIE BRAMLETT
COWBOY

MAY 2 - 3, 1978
IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
KOKO TAYLOR AND HER BLUES MACHINE

MAY 4 - 6, 1978
CARLY SIMON WITH JAMES TAYLOR
All seats $8.00

MAY 8, 1978
RICKPILE
With NICK LOWE, DAVE EDMUNDS, TERRY WILLIAMS AND BILLY BREMMER
WILLIE ALEXANDER and the BOOM BOOM BAND
* KEITH RICHARDS sits in with ROCKPILE

MAY 9, 1978
STANKY BROWN
ELLEN McILWAINE

MAY 10 - 14, 1978
An Evening With
TODD RUNDGREN
featuring: THE HELLO PEOPLE, MOOGY KLINGMAN,
JOHN SEIGLER, JOHN WILCOX
All Seats $7.00
* The show on May 12 was broadcast live on WNEW F.M.
* RICK DERRINGER and ERIC CARMEN sit in wth TODD on the MAY 12 shows.
* RALPH SHUCKET joins TODD on May 13 show.

MAY 15 - 16, 1978
GARLAND JEFFREYS
DIRK HAMILTON
* GARLANDÕs show on May 16 broadcst live on WNEW F.M.

MAY 17 - 21, 1978
An Evening With LOU REED
All Seats $7.00

MAY 22 - 24, 1978
MICHAEL MURPHY
JONATHAN EDWARDS

MAY 25 - 28, 1978
MOSE ALLISON
BUDDY GUY AND JUNIOR WELLS

MAY 29, 1978
JOHN FAHEY
EGBERTO GISMONTI with NANA

MAY 30 - 31, 1978
HENRY GROSS
KARON BIHARI

JUNE 1 - 4, 1978
YUSEF LATEEF
WOODY SHAW

JUNE 5, 1978
OBIE AWARDS
presented by The Village Voice
The presenters were: Dustin Hoffman, Colleen Dewhurst,
Estelle Parsons, Tommy Tune, Edward Albee and Marilyn Sokol

JUNE 6 - 7, 1978
MARLENA SHAW with WEBSTER LEWIS
GAP MANGIONE

JUNE 8, 11978
PROCTOR and BERGMAN
GEORGE GERDES

JUNE 9 - 10, 1978
JOHN MILES
LISA BURNS

JUNE 11, 1978
TELEVISION
LISA BURNS

JUNE 12 - 13, 1978
CHEAP TRICK
THE HEATERS
* June 13 show canceled.

JUNE 14, 1978
PETER BROWN
DAVID SAYH

JUNE 15 - 16, 1978
TOM ROBINSON BAND
BOB SHAW
* TOM ROBINSON SHOW on June 15 broadcast live on WNEW F.M.

JUNE 17, 1978
FOTOMAKER
THE HEATERS

JUNE 19, 1978
MARY McCASLIN and JIM RINGER
THE ROCHES

JUNE 20 - 22, 1978
An evening with
B.B. KING
* JOHNNY and EDGAR WINTER jam with B.B. on 6 - 21
* GEORGE BENSON sits in on 6-22
All seat $6.00

JUNE 23 - 24, 1978
DOC and MERLE WATSON
GOVE SCRIVENOR

JUNE 25, 1978
RALPH McTELL
BERT JANSCH

JUNE 26 - 27, 1978
FLO AND EDDIE
RICHARD BELZER
* JOHN BELUSHI cavorts with FLO and EDDIE on 6-26

JUNE 28, 1978
PAUL WINTER
WARREN BERNHARDT

JUNE 30 - JULY 2, 1978
FORMERLY OF THE HARLETTES
TRACEY BERG

JULY 5, 1978
LITTLE RIVER BAND
AUGUST ROCK

JULY 6, 1978
An Evening With
CHET ATKINS AND LES PAUL

JULY 7 - 8, 1978
JOHN HAMMOND
SON SEALS BAND

JULY 9, 1978
LEE RITENOUR and FRIENDSHIP
Featuring: Ernie Watts, Abraham Laboreal,
Alex Acuna, Don Grusin, Steve Forman
Also appearing: SCARLET RIVERA

JULY 10 - 11, 1978
An Evening With
JOHN PRINE
* JOHNÕS show on 7-11 was broadcast live on WNEW F.M.

JULY 12 - 13, 1978
LAURA NYRO
BRYAN BOWERS
* LAURA was very, very pregnant when she performed thse shows. She was either in her 8th or 9th month, and was very chatty and happy.

JULY 14 -15, 1978
HELEN SCHNEIDER
MONTEITH and RAND
* HELENÕS show on 7- 14 was broadcast live on WNEW A.M.

JULY 17, 1978
BONNIE TYLER
RICK PODELL

JULY 18 - 19, 1978
CARLENE CARTER and the RUMOR
PETER COEFIELD
* CARLENEÕS concert on 7-19 was broadcast live on WNEW F.M.
* EMMYLOU HARRIS sits in with CARLENE and the RUMOR.

JULY 20 - 22, 1978
An Evening With The
DAVID JOHANSEN BAND
* DAVID JOÕS SHOW on 7-21 broadcast live on WNEW F.M.

JULY 24 -25, 1978
MINK DEVILLE
JAH MALLA
MINK DEVILLEÕs 7-24 show was broadcast live on WNEW F.M.

JULY 27 - 28, 1978
TELEVISION
TIN HUEY
All Seats $6.00

JULY 31, 1978
SYLVIA SYMS
GROVER, MARGARET AND ZA ZU ZAZ

AUG 2 - 3, 1978
GENYA RAVAN
BENNY MARDONES
* LOU REED sits in with GENYA on 8-2.
* GENYA show on 8/3 was broadcast live on WNEW F.M.
* Last three songs of BENNY MARDONESÕ set was broadcast live on WNEW F.M.

AUG 4 - 5, 1978
THE DRAMATICS
MAXINE BROWN

AUG 6, 1978
An Evening With
LOU REED
All seats $7.00

AUG 7, 1978
JIMMIE MACK
THE CARS

AUG 10 - 12, 1978
JESSE WINCHESTER
RICH HALL

AUG 13 - 14, 1978
THE FLAMINÕ GROOVIES
THE SHIRTS

AUG 15-16, 1978
JOHN HARTFORD
GEORGE GERDES

AUG 18 - 19, 1978
PATTI AUSTIN
MONTY ALEXANDER

AUG 21, 1978
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
EDMUNDS AND CURLEY
* CHUBBY CHECKER jams with ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL on 8/21

AUG 22, 1978
JAMES COTTON
EDMONDS AND CURLEY

AUG 23 - 24, 1978
NRBQ
SNAIL

AUG 25 - 26, 1978
WENDY WALDMAN
DEAN FRIEDMAN

AUG 27 - 28, 1978
LENNY WILLIAMS
DAVID SAYH

AUG 31, 1978
An Evening With
THE GOOD RATS
All seats $6.00

SEPT 1 - 2, 1978
DEXTER WANSEL
CHRIS RUSH

SPET 4 - 5, 1978
An Eventing With
JOHNNY WINTER
All seats $6.00
* EDGAR WINTER sits in with his bro on 9/5
* One show per night

SEPT 6, 1978
RONNIE MILSAP
RICH HALL

SEPT 7, 1978
An Evening With
LEON REDBONE

SEPT 8 - 9,1978
GARY BURTON QUARTET
SPYRO GYRA

SEPT 10, 1978
TRACY NELSON
CLARENCE GATEMOUTH BROWN

SEPT 11, 1978
DION
RICH HALL
* DIONÕS show was broadcast live on WNEW F.M.

SEPT 12 - 14, 1978
LONNIE LISTON SMITH
JEFF SHERIDAN

SEPT 15 - 16, 1978
YUSEF LATEEF
CHICO HAMILTON and the PLAYERS

SEPT 21, 1978
AZTEC TWO STEP
GEORGE GERDES

SEPT 22 - 23, 1978
THE DRAMATICS
THE McCRARYÕS

SEPT 24, 1978
THE GREG KIHN BAND
JOANNE MACKEL

SEPT 25, 1978
PIERCE ARROW
BILL CHINNOCK
* PIERCE ARROW performance was broadcast live on WNEW F.M.

SEPT 26, 1978
An Evening With
THE PAT METHENY GROUP

SEPT 27 - 28, 1978
LARRY CARLTON
RAUL DeSOUZA

SEPT 29, 1978
GARY BARTZ
BOBBY LYLE

SEPT 30, 1978
TERUO NAKAMURA
DAVID CHESKY BAND

OCT 2, 1978
BILL CHAMPLIN
THE SHIRTS

OCT 3, 1978
JIM RINGER AND MARY McCASLIN
ROBIN WILLIAMSON and his MERRY BAND

OCT 4, 1978
An Evening With
PETER GABRIEL
All seats $7.00
* Robert Fripp sits in with PETER GABRIEL. This was also captured and broadcast on the King Biscuit Flower Hour.
**Thanks to long time customer Paul J. Blanchard for bringing this piece of archival linformation, which fell through the cracks, to our attention.

OCT 6 - 7, 1978
RAY BARRETTO
SPYRO GYRA

OCT 9 - 11, 1978
An Evening With
TIM CURRY
All Seats $7.00

OCT 13 - 14, 1978
LES McCANN BAND
EDDIE HARRIS BAND

OCT 16, 1978
An Evening With
SANTANA
* SANTANA SHOW was broadcast live on WNEW F.M.( New York) and WMMR F.M.
( Philadelphia)
* This show as well as the show we did with Van Morrisson almost a month later, Nov 1, 1978, was very special to Stanley and myself. Bill Graham, someone we both admired, introduced both of those artists from our stage the night of those shows. Graham told us that he felt the Bottom Line stage had become as important in New York City as the Fillmore stage in terms of an artistÕs career. That was the ultimate compliment coming from the person we most admired. Words do not convey what BillÕs comp[liment meant to us because we always thought of the club as a mini-Fillmore. You cannot imagine the joy it brought to hear him introduce SANTANA in that initimible Bill Graham way...ĶN.Y. LetÕs have a warm Bottom Line greeting for... Ō

OCT 17 - 18, 1978
An Evening With
DEVO

OCT 19, 1978
EDDIE HENDERSON
TED CURSON

OCT 20 - 21,1978
THE DICTATORS
DIRTY ANGELS
* CLARENCE CLEMONS and TISH and SNOOKY jam with THE DICTATORS on 10/21

OCT 22 - 23, 1978
MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD
JOHNNYÕS DANCE BAND

OCT 24 - 25, 1978
ROCKPILE featuring: DAVE EDMONDS, NICK LOWE, BILLY BREMMER
and TERRY WILLIAMS
JULES and the POLAR BEARS
* KEITH RICHARDS jams with ROCKPILE on 10/25
* ROCKPILEÕS show on 10/24 was broadcast live on WNEW F.M.

OCT 26, 1978
THE ROCHES
JACK TEMPCHIN

OCT 27 - 28, 1978
An Evening With ELIZABETH SWADOS
and FRIENDS

OCT 29, 1978
CARL PERKINS
THE NIGHT HAWKS

OCT 30 - 31, 1978
BRAND X
ALAN HARRIS BAND

NOV 1, 1978
An Evening With
VAN MORRISON
All seats $10.00
* VANÕs show was broadcast live on WNEW F.M.
* BILL GRAHAM introduces VAN on stage for the live radio broadcast. Stanley and Allan walk around with smiles on their faces for the rest on the week.

NOV 2 - 4, 1978
An Evening With
TOM SCOTT

NOV 6, 1978
MARK - ALMOND BAND
DAVID SANCIOUS
* MARK - ALMOND BAND was broadcast live on WNEW F.M.

NOV 7 - 8, 1978
DR JOHN
ALICIA BRIDGES

NOV 10 - 11, 1978
RORY GALLAGHER
GARY YUDMAN
All seats $7.00

NOV 12 - 13, 1978
An Evening With
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART
All seats $6.00

NOV 15 - 16, 1978
KOOL AND THE GANG
RAW SUGAR

NOV 17 - 18, 1978
WILLIE BOBO
JEAN CARN

NOV 19 - 20, 1978
MONGO SANTAMARIA
EGBERTO GISMONTI with NANA

NOV 22 - 25, 1978
HELEN SCHNEIDER
RICHARD BELZER

NOV 27 - 28, 1978
SEA LEVEL
ALBERT COLLINS
All seats $6.00

NOV 29, 1978
CRAWLER
THE MADCATS

NOV 30, 1978
JOHN FAHEY
PAUL SIEBEL
* CLAIRE REYNOLDS makes a guest appearance with JOHN FAHEY

DEC 1 - 2, 1978
JOHN HAMMOND
PAUL SIEBEL

DEC 3, 1978
LARRY CORYELL - A Solo performance
JACK WILKINS

DEC 4 - 5, 1978
JERRY JEFF WALKER
GUY CLARK
JAE MASON sits in with JERRY JEFF
All seats $7.00

DEC 7 - 9, 1978
FLORA PURIM
CHICO HAMILTON

DEC 11 - 12, 1978
KIKI DEE
TONY BIRD

DEC 13, 1978
TANYA TUCKER
GEORGE MILLER

DEC 15 - 16, 1978
ELVIN JONES
JACK WILKINS

DEC 17 - 20, 1978
Be Stiff Route 78 Tour
Featuring:
Wreckless Eric, Jona Lewie, Lene Lovich,
Rachel Sweet, The Records and the Cables
* This was one of AllanÕs favorite shows

DEC 22 - 23, 1978
AZTEC TWO STEP
RICHARD BELZER

DEC 27 - 29, 1978
GARY BURTON QUARTET
DAVE VALENTIN

DEC *Tic 29 - 31, 1978
REDD, HEDWIG AND CROSSLEY:
Formerly of the HARLETTES
ROBERT KRAFT AND THE IVORY COAST
Tickets on Dec 31 - New Years Eve - $15.00