I wasn't really old enough to get in, but when I was still a kid I wound up working at the Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village. I met so many great art
November 26, 2007

I wasn't really old enough to get in, but when I was still a kid I wound up working at the Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village. I met so many great artists there-- and then I'd book them to come play at my school-- from Jimi Hendrix, Paul Butterfield, the Grateful Dead, the Blues Project, Jefferson Airplane, the Youngbloods, Van Morrison to Richie Havens, James Cotton and Muddy Waters (aka- McKinely Morganfield). Muddy Waters died almost 25 years ago but I'll never forget him as the guy that introduced me to the authentic blues. His influence on rock music is beyond compare and includes almost every important band from the 60s and 70s: the Rolling Stones, Hendrix, Clapton, Led Zeppelin, the Allman Brothers, AC/DC... "I Feel Like Going Home" wasn't one of his big hits but gets right to the heart of what made him great.

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