Here’s a few shots of the most famous venue in the America – the Harlem Apollo.
The famous theater – almost exclusively associated with black artists – became renowned for being the launchpad for many important artist’s for over 50 years. It’s Amateur Night is “where stars are born and legends are made.” The Apollo launched the careers of artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and the Jackson 5 to name but a few. Hendrix even won first place prize at an Amateur Night in 1964.
It fell into disrepair and closed in the mid 70′s and became a movie theater but re-opened in the mid 80′s as a venue and continues to be one of the most famous landmarks in the world of music and a key part of black history in the USA. It’s situated on 125th Street in the heart of Harlem, one of the most significant colored neighborhoods’ in the US, and from the 30′s thru to the 70′s hosted the likes of Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Sammy Davis Jr, Johnny Otis, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Bob Marley, Funkadelic and John Lennon. Buddy Holly is thought to be the first white performer to play The Apollo in 1957.
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Posted on September 26, 2011 by SCANComments are off
Got loads more cool car shots coming up over the next while but here is the first installment which features my favourite car in Manhattan – a dirty old ’68 Dodge Dart GTS – which is always parked down off Bowery on East 4th Street in the East Village. Some other nice Porches, Ferrari’s, Lambo’s, R8′s and a lush old Stingray. Stuck a cop car in this collection too to catch the drug dealer who obviously drives that bust up silver Chrysler parked in the nasty end off Williamsbourg, Brooklyn.
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