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-nine 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 assistant wasn'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-nine years later at the club in the 2002-2003 season. They include: Al Stewart, Kenny Rankin, Asleep at the Wheel, Al Kooper, Leon Redbone, Loudon Wainwright III, Roger McGuinn, 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-nine 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....1985.

PERFORMANCE HISTORY OF THE BOTTOM LINE
* with occasional side comments by Allan and Stanley

1985

JAN 4-5, 1985
The Uncle Floyd Show
All Seats $8.00

JAN 6-7,1985
THE LARRY CORYELL QUARTET
Featuring: STANLEY COWELL, BILLY HART
and VICTOR BAILEY
Also appearing:
BILL CONNERS with
DAVE WECKL AND TOM KENNEDY
All Seats $7.50

JAN 11-12,1985
An Evening With
MICHAL URBANIAK CONSTELLATION
Featuring: AIRTO, VICTOR BAILEY,
LENNY WHITE, BERNARD WRIGHT
and special guest STANLEY TURRENTINE
All Seats $9.00

JAN 18-19,1985
"Did You Hear The One About..."
An Evening of great jokes and storytelling
Featuring: SOUPY SALES, LARRY STORCH, ORSON BEAN,
BOB KING and ROB BARTLETT
All Seats $10.00

JAN 20,1985
An Evening With
"The Legendary Ladies"
Featuring: MARY WELLS, MARTHA REEVES
THE UPTOWN HORNS BAND
All Seats $8.50

JAN 22-23,1985
BO DIDDLEY
JOHN HAMMOND
DUKE ROBILLARD and THE PLEASURE KINGS
All Seats $8.00

JAN 25,1985
JONATHAN EDWARDS
WENDY WALDMAN
All Seats $8.00

JAN 26,1985
THE SECOND ANNUAL FAST FOLK MUSIC SHOW
Featuring:
SHAWN COLVIN, ERIC FRANDSEN, JOHN GORKA,
LUCY KAPLANSKY, DAVID MASSENGILL, ROD McDONALD,
GERMANA PUCCI and SUZANNE VEGA
Hosted by JACK HARDY and CHRISTINE LAVIN
All Seats $8.00

JAN 31,1985
An Evening of "Local Heroes"
Featuring:
BEN VAUGHN COMBO
14 KARAT SOUL
BARRENCE WHITFIELD and the SAVAGES
Hosted by MEG GRIFFIN
All Seats $7.50
*This series co-produced with WNEW FM

FEB 1-2,1985
An Evening With
MORT SAHL
All Seats $10.00

FEB 8-9,1985
A Special Solo Performance by
JONATHAN RICHMAN
JEFF SHERIDAN
All Seats $8.00

FEB 12, 1985
THE 11TH ANNUAL
DAVID BROMBERG - BOTTOM LINE
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
All Seats $10.50

FEB 13,1985
TOWNER AND ABERCROMBIE
MIKADO OZONE
All Seats $8.00

FEB 15-16,1985
RONNIE SPECTOR
THE EXCITERS
THE DIXIECUPS
Hosted by BOBBY JAY
All Seats $10.00

FEB 17, 1985
FRANK MAYA and PIN
GRAY TWENTY
JOHN JESURUN'S "CHANG IN A VOID MOON" Episode #39
All Seats $8.00

FEB 20,1985
An Evening With
NEIL INNES
All Seats $8.00

FEB 21, 1985
RICKY SKAGGS
MARK GRAY
All Seats $8.00

FEB 22,1985
JOHN HARTFORD
DAVID BROMBERG
All Seats $9.00

FEB 26,1985
JOHN ABERCROMBIE
T.LAVITZ
All Seats $7.50

FEB 27,1985
"An Evening With Local Heroes"
Featuring:
SUSSMAN LAWRENCE
THE DRONGOS
SHORE PATROL
Hosted by MEG GRIFFIN
All Seats $7.00
*This series of shows co-produced with WNEW FM

MAR 1 - 2, 1985
An Evening With
SOUPY SALES
Plus rare clips and uncensored bloopers
from "The SOUPY SALES Show" Vol. 2
All Seats $8.00

MARCH 3, 1985
BONNIE KOLOC
CHRISTINE LAVIN
All Seats $8.00

MARCH 7, 1985
ROBINSON'S MYSTERIES
"An Evening Of Illusion"
All Seats $8.00

MARCH 13, 1985
RICHARD THOMPSON
TETES NOIRES
All Seats $10.00

MARCH 15, 1985
An Evening With
NEIL INNES
All Seats $8.00

MARCH 16, 1985
BUSKIN AND BATTEAU
TETES NOIRES
All Seats $8.00

MARCH 20-21, 1985
BUDDY RICH AND HIS BIG BAND
MIKE ROWE
All Seats $8.50

MARCH 22, 1985
LA BAMBA AND THE HUBCAPS
BILL CHINNOCK
All Seats $8.00

MARCH 23-25, 1985
BILLY COBHAM'S GLASS MENAGERIE
JAMES " BLOOD" ULMER
All Seats $10.00

MARCH 27,1985
DO'A- World Music Ensemble
PIERRE BENSUSAN
KENNY WHITE-ROBIN BATTEAU
All Seats $7.50

MARCH 29-30, 1985
NRBQ
NIGHTHAWKS
All Seats $9.50

MARCH 31,1985
EDDIE KENDRICKS
CHRIS RUSH
All Seats $8.50

APRIL 1, 1985
JOHN GIORNO BAND
FRANK MAYA
All Seats $8.00

APRIL 2, 1985
An Evening With
THE MICHAL URBANIAK CONSTELLATION
With
MARCUS MILLER, LENNY WHITE
and BERNARD WRIGHT
All Seats $8.00

APRIL 5-6,1985
PIECES OF A DREAM
ALLAN HAVEY
All Seats $9.00

APRIL 10-11,1985
AZTEC CAMERA
ALLAN HAVEY
All Seats $10.00

APRIL 12-13,1985
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III
UNCLE BONSAI
All Seats $8.50

APRIL 16-17,1985
NOEL POINTER
LOW PROFILE - featuring
JOHN TROPEA, GEORGE YOUNG,
SAMMY FIGUEROA, RUBINS BASSINI
All Seats $8.00

APRIL 18, 1985
THE NAILS
SUSSMAN LAWRENCE
All Seats $8.00

APRIL 19-20,1985
An Evening With
SONNY ROLLINS
All Seats $10.00

APRIL 22, 1985
An Evening With
PETER HAMMILL
All Seats $8.50

APRIL 24-28,1985
An Evening With
TOWER OF POWER
All Seats $11.00
*PHOEBE SNOW sits in with TOP on 4-26-85
*The fans who came to the TOP show on the 28th get a real treat with a monster jam which includes PAUL SHAFFER, WILL LEE, HIRAM BULLOCK and THE UPTOWN HORNS.

APRIL 29,1985
An Evening of Poetry and Prose With
JIM CARROLL
Special guest
DANNY SUGARMAN
All Seats $8.00

MAY 2, 1985
An Evening of Local Heroes
Featuring:
JON KLAGES
THE LONGHOUSE
k.d.lang
Hosted by MEG GRIFFIN
All Seats $7.50
This series co-produced with WNEW FM

MAY 3-4,1985
"Did You Hear The One About"...
An Evening of Great Jokes and Storytelling
Featuring:
SOUPY SALES, JACK CARTER, IRWIN C.WATSON,
and ROB BARTLETT
All Seats $11.00

MAY 5,1985
An Evening With
ALAN STIVELL
All Seats $9.00

MAY 6-7,1985
WARREN ZEVON
TOMMY KOENIG
All Seats $10.50

MAY 8,1985
BO DIDDLEY
With THE JIM SATTEN BAND
ROBERT ROSS BAND
All Seats $8.00

MAY 9, 1985
An Evening With
STANLEY JORDAN
All Seats $8.00

MAY 10-11,1985
The Comedy and Music of
STEVE ALLEN
With the HERB STRIZIK Trio
Special guests
SOL YAGED AND ROY ELDRIDGE
All Seats $10.00

MAY 14-15,1985
WHITNEY HOUSTON
ALLAN HAVEY
All Seats $10.00

MAY 17-18,1985
SUZANNE VEGA
UNCLE BONSAI
All Seats $8.00

MAY 22, 1985
An Evening With GEORGE RUSSELL
and THE LIVING TIME ORCHESTRA
All Seats $8.00

MAY 23, 1985
LA BAMBA AND THE HUBCAPS
JIM MONAGHAN AND BUMS IN THE PARK
DANNY TOAN
All Seats $8.00

MAY 24-26, 1985
TOM BROWNE
ROY AYERS

MAY 30,1985
JOHN HALL
THE PERSUASIONS
All Seats $8.00

MAY 31,1985
THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS
THE RANCH HANDS
All Seats $8.00

JUNE 1,1985
An Evening With
ELAYNE BOOSLER
All Seats $8.00
*These shows were taped for a cable TV special.

JUNE 7-8,1985
P. F. SLOAN
TOMMY KOENIG
All Seats $8.50

JUNE 13, 1985
SAM AND DAVE
14 KARAT SOUL
All Seats $ 8.00

JUNE 14-15,1985
THE DAVID BROMBERG BAND
Featuring:
PETER ECKLUND, DICK FEGY, JOHN FIRMAN,
HUGH McDONALD, STEVE MOSLEY, ANDY STEIN
and JAY UNGER
Also appearing ALLAN HAVEY
All Seats $10.00

JUNE 20, 1985
An Evening of Local Heroes
Featuring:
THE CUCUMBERS
DAN DALEY
THE WIND
Hosted by MEG GRIFFIN
All Seats $7.50
*This series co-produced with WNEW FM

JUNE 21-22, 1985
JOHN MARTYN
CHRIS RUSH
All Seats $8.00

JUNE 23-24,1985
PIECES OF A DREAM
RON DARIAN
All Seats $10.00

JUNE 25,1985
An Evening With
BILLY CRYSTAL
All Seats $10.00
*These shows were recorded by A&M records

JUNE 26,1985
LONE JUSTICE
SKY TALK
All Seats $8.50

JUNE 27,1985
CAROL MacDONALD
KITT McCLURE BIG BAND
All Seats $8.00

JUNE 28-29,1985
NRBQ
k.d. lang
All Seats $8.50

JULY 1-2,1985
JAMES COTTON PLUS SEVEN
DAINA AND THE TRIBE
Featuring JEREMY STEIG
All Seats $.8.00

JULY 5-6,1985
NORMAN CONNORS AND THE STARSHIP ORCHESTRA
BOBBI HUMPHREYS
All Seats $8.50

JULY 8,1985
ROBYN HITCHCOCK and THE EGYPTIANS
Canceled

JULY 12, 1985
DOC WATSON
LAST ROUNDUP
All Seats $8.00

JULY 13,1985
THE FOURTH ANNUAL
HARRY CHAPIN CONCERT FOR WHY
Featuring:
STEVE CHAPIN, TOM CHAPIN, CHRISTINE LAVIN
The Cast of LIES AND LEGENDS
JOSH WHITE, JR., RICHIE HAVENS,
STEFAN GROSSMAN (early show)
ROBIN BATTEAU ( late show)
All Seats $ 10.00

JULY 14, 1985
MAYNARD FERGUSON
MIKE ROWE
All Seats $8.50

JULY 15, 1985
THE DAVID GRISMAN QUARTET
Featuring: JIM BUCHANAN, JON SHOLLE,
ROB WASSERMAN, and their special guest
HAL BLAINE
Also appearing:
JON McEWEN
All Seats $8.50

JULY 18-20,1985
CISSY HOUSTON and the SWEET INSPIRATIONS
JULY 18-19 MIKE ROWE
JULY 20 WILLIAM McQUEEN
All Seats $10.00

JULY 23,1985
ROY BUCHANAN
WILLIAM McQUEEN
All Seats $8.00

JULY 24-25,1985
BUDDY RICH AND HIS BIG BAND
JULY 24 CHRIS RUSH
JULY 15 JACK SWERSIE
All Seats $8.50

JULY 26-27,1985
THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS
Featuring:
JOHN PHILLIPS, DENNY DOHERTY,
SPANKY McFARLANE and MACKENZIE PHILLIPS
Also appearing RON DARIAN
All Seats $10.00

JULY 28,1985
TOM PAXTON
BONNIE KOLOC
All Seats $8.00

JULY 29-30, 1985
GREGORY HINES
ALLAN HAVEY

JULY 31,1985
An Evening of Zydeco
with
ROCKIN' SYDNEY
LOUP GARU
All Seats $8.00

AUG 2-3,1985
"Together again for the first time"
An Evening of Stand Up Comedy
Featuring:
DICK SHAWN, LARRY STORCH
and CHRIS RUSH
All Seats $10.50

AUG 6, 1985
JONATHAN RICHMAN AND THE MODERN LOVERS
WILLIAM McQUEEN
All Seats $8.00

AUG 8-9, 1985
BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND
WILLIAM McQUEEN
All Seats $10.00

AUG 10-11, 1985
An Evening With
KATE AND ANNA McGARRIGLE
All Seats $10.00

AUG 13-16, 1985
An Evening With
THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA
Featuring:
JOHN McLAUGHLIN, BILL EVANS
MICHAEL FORMAN, DANNY GOTTLIEB
AND JONAS HELBORG
All Seats $12.50

AUG 17-18,1985
An Evening With Oregon
Featuring:
PAUL McCANDLESS, GLEN MOORE,
RALPH TOWNER and TRILOK GURTU
All Seats $8.50

AUG 20,1985
FURY
One Show Only
All Seats $8.00

AUG 22,1985
KENNY G
WILLIAM McQUEEN
All Seats $8.00

AUG 23-24, 1985
Help Reunite The Honeymooners
A Benefit for RALPH
(Royal Association for the Longevity and Preservation
of The Honeymooners)
Featuring:
*Highlights from the lost Honeymooners
*The bang-zoom championship of NYC
*A Kramden-Norton look-a-like contest
*plus rare Honeymooner related film clips
A regular Riot!
Hosted by Peter Crescenti and Bob Columbe
All Seats $10.00

AUG 28-29,1985
JAY LENO
WILLIAM McQUEEN
JACK SWERSIE
All Seats $10.00

AUG 30-31,1985
BERNIE WORRELL AND FRIENDS
WILLIAM McQUEEN

SEPT 6-7,1985
BO DIDDLEY
with the JIM SATTEN BAND
THE NIGHTHAWKS
All Seats $8.50

SEPT 9,1985
Sidewalk Vaudeville!!
One Show Only
Winners of the 1985 Village Voice
Street Entertainers' Festival
With special performances by
World Wide Street Corner Stars
Featuring:
Jim Kweskin, Human Jukebox, William Shaw,
Les Violas, Tony Vera, Hilly , Libby and Lulu,
Vicious Boys, Lorenzo, John Lenenhan,
Nickelodeon, Marion Streetpeople,
Tony and Stool, BMF Sextet, Chris and Alex,
Rick Aviles, General Sherman
Hosted by MEG GRIFFIN and JAY THOMAS
All Seats $6.00

SEPT 10-14, 1985
TOWER OF POWER
ALLAN HAVEY

SEPT 19-22, 1985
JUST ONCE
A Love Story about feeling the magic...Just Once
Featuring the lyrics and music of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
With: Vivian Cherry, Bernard Fowler, Ula Hedwig, Bobby Jay,
Eleanor McCoy, Peter Neptune, Earl Scooter, Kaz Silver,
Peter Strong, Beth Taylor, Tanya Willoughby
Conceived by: Melanie Mintz
Music Supervisor: Jimmy Vivino
Music Consultant: Paul Shaffer
Choreography: Wayne Cilento
Vocal Arranger: Ed Alstrom
Assistant Music Director: Ronnie Lawson
Set Designer: Michael Anania
Lighting: Mimi Sherin
Costumes: Sharon Lynch
Hair and Make-up: Rose Chatterton
Production Stage Manager: Paul A. Kowal
Directed by: Nina Faso
All Seats $11.00

SEPT 26-27,1985
SUZANNE VEGA
FRANK MAYA
All Seats $8.50

SEPT 28,1985
Adventure Into Your Imagination
Experience the pleasure and mysteries of hypnosis
with renowned international hypnotist
SEBASTIAN SINCLAIRE
All Seats $8.00

SEPT 29-30,1985
AL STEWART
JACK SWERSIE
All Seats $8.50

OCT 3-4,1985
An Evening With
BILLY COBHAM'S GLASS MENAGERIE
All Seats $8.50

OCT 5-6,1985
An Evening With
CHICK COREA ELEKTRIC BAND
All Seats $12. 50

OCT 7-9,1985
An Evening With
STEPS AHEAD
Featuring: MICHAEL BRECKER,
PETER ERSKINE and MIKE MAINIERI
with VICTOR BAILEY AND CHUCK LOEB
All Seats $8.50

OCT 10,1985
An Evening With
Local Heroes
Featuring:
BROKEN ARROW
THE PROMISE
LIFE IN A BLENDER
Hosted by MEG GRIFFIN
*This series co-produced with WNEW FM
All Seats $7.50

OCT 11,1985
LA BAMBA AND THE HUBCAPS
BIG BAND EVENT
Featuring 13 horns...and a very special guest
All Seats $9.00

OCT 12,1985
THE UNCLE FLOYD SHOW
All Seats $8.00

OCT 14,1985
STOCKTON'S WING
WILLIAM SHAW

OCT 15,1985
An Evening With
DUCK'S BREATH MYSTERY THEATER
All Seats $8.00

OCT 16,1985
An Evening With
BUSTER POINDEXTER
and His Banshees of Blue
All Seats $8.00

OCT 17,1985
D'OA: WORLD MUSIC ENSEMBLE
DIDIER LOCKWOOD
All Seats $7.50

OCT 18-19,1985
NRBQ
With special guest SKEETER DAVIS
LOUP GARU
All Seats $8.50

OCT 21,1985
WARREN ZEVON
WILLIAM SHAW
All Seats $10.50

OCT 22-23,1985
An Evening With
THE ROCHES
All Seats $10.00

OCT 24,1985
MAYNARD FERGUSON AND HIS BIG BAND
JACK SWERSIE
All Seats $8.50

OCT 25,1985
COUSIN BRUCIE'S
"Heroes and Legends"
With his guest host RONNIE SPECTOR
Featuring: BERNARD FOWLER and ALLAN HAVEY
Plus special guests:
LESLIE GORE, EDDIE FISHER and PAUL SHAFFER
Music Director: JIMMY VIVINO
Hosted by COUSIN BRUCIE
All Seats $10.00

0CT 26,1985
TAJ MAHAL
WILLIAM SHAW
All Seats $8.50

OCT 31,1985
ROBINSON'S MYSTERIES
An Evening of Psychic Illusion!
All Seats $8.00

NOV 1, 1985
PETER NOONE
RON DARIAN
All Seats $8.50

NOV 2-3,1985
BERNIE WORRELL AND FRIENDS
JAMES "BLOOD" ULMER
All Seats $10.00

NOV 5,1985
CRUZADOS
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT
All Seats $8.00

NOV 6,1985
An Evening With
BUSTER POINDEXTER
And His Banshees of Blue
All Seats $8.00

NOV 7,1985
JOHN RENBORN and STEFAN GROSSMAN
All Seats $8.00

NOV 8-9,1985
TOM BROWNE-NOEL POINTER QUINTET
JOEL COOK BAND
All Seats $9.00

NOV 13, 1985
EXILE
KRISTIE ROSE AND THE MIDNIGHT WALKERS
All Seats $8.00

NOV14,1985
Pvt showcase for MELOTTI

NOV 15-16,1985
JOHN HAMMOND
CHRIS RUSH
All Seats $8.00

NOV 17,1985
BILL MONROE AND THE BLUEGRASS BOYS
JOHN HARTFORD
All Seats $8.50

NOV 19,1985
THE NEW SAM AND DAVE REVUE
Featuring:
DAVE PRATHER
THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS
All Seats $8.50
Canceled

NOV 20,1985
THE NEW SAM AND DAVE REVUE
Featuring:
DAVE PRATHER
NICHOLAS TREMULIS
All Seats $8.50

NOV 21,1985
JESSE COLIN YOUNG
WILLIAM SHAW
All Seats $8.50

NOV 22-23,1985
An Evening With
FLORA PURIM AND AIRTO
All Seats $8.50

NOV 24,1985
RENAISSANCE
THE ACOUSTIC SHOW
JONATHAN SOLOMON
All Seats $10.00

NOV 25,1985
ROBYN HITCHCOCK and THE EGYPTIANS
MARTI JONES with DON DIXON
All Seats $8.00

NOV 26,1985
BILL CHINNOCK
EDDIE AND THE TIDE
All Seats $8.00

NOV 29,1985
COUSIN BRUCIE'S
"HEROES AND LEGENDS"
With guest host CHUBBY CHECKER
Featuring:
EARL SCOOTER
RON DARIAN
Plus special guest RICK DERRINGER
Music Director: Jimmy Vivino
Hosted by Cousin Brucie
All Seats $10.00

NOV 30,1985
DONOVAN
CHRISTINE LAVIN
All Seats $10.50

DEC 3,1985
An Evening With
STEPHANE GRAPPELLI
All Seats $11.00

DEC 5, 1985
"On Location"
With
RICHARD BELZER
*These shows were taped for an HBO comedy special.

DEC 6-7,1985
An Evening With
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III
All Seats $9.00

DEC 9,1985
An Evening With
BUSTER POINDEXTER and his BANSHEES OF BLUE
All Seats $8.00

DEC 10-11,1985
An Evening With
DAVID BROMBERG BAND
BOBBY SLAYTON
All Seats $11.00

DEC 12,1985
3 GUITARS 3
Featuring:
LORENDO ALMEIDA,
LARRY CORYELL,
SHARON ISLIN
All Seats $8.00

DEC 13-15,1985
An Evening With
BILLY COBHAM'S GLASS MENAGERIE
All Seats $8.50

DEC 18,1985
TOM PAXTON
CHRISTINE LAVIN
All Seats $8.00

DEC 20-21,1985
An Evening With
SOUPY SALES
All Seats $8.50

DEC 22-23,1985
"'Twas The Night Before Christmas"
Featuring: THE CAROLING CAROLERS
TOM CHAPIN
JOSH WHITE, Jr.
All Seats $8.50

DEC 24,1985
An Evening With
THE ANDY STATMAN KLEZMER ORCHESTRA
All Seats $8.00

DEC 27-31,1985
THE TURTLES
Featuring
FLO AND EDDIE
WILLIAM SHAW
*Dec 27-30 All Seats $11.50
*Dec 31 New Year's Eve All Seats $16.00