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The Mudd Club, 1978-1981

 
 
The Mudd Club, 1978-1981 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 30, 2011
1. The Mudd Club, 1978-1981 Marker
Inscription.  
At this site publisher Steve Mass, curator Diego Cortez and singer Anya Philips opened the Mudd Club in a loft owned by artist Ross Bleckner. Named for Samuel Alexander Mudd, a doctor who treated John Wilkes Booth in the aftermath of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, the labyrinthine club became a major fixture in the city’s underground music and counterculture scene – from punk rock to new wave. Revolutionary for bringing together music and art with a gallery onsite, up-and-coming artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, and Klaus Nomi became regulars, while musicians including The Ramones, Frank Zappa, and The Talking Heads memorialized the club in song.
 
Erected by Creative Time.org.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
 
Location. 40° 43.058′ N, 74° 0.14′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on White Street near Cortland Alley, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 77 White Street, New York NY 10013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
77 White Street building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 9, 2019
2. 77 White Street building
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Engine Company 31 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Collect Pond Before The City (about 500 feet away); Collect Pond and the City (about 500 feet away); Death of the Collect Pond (about 500 feet away); 55 White Street (about 500 feet away); The Legendary Collect Pond (about 500 feet away); From Collect Pond To Park (about 500 feet away); 85 Leonard Street (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This. The link and audio commentaries for this project are still active. (Submitted on March 14, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
77 White Street cast iron facade image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 9, 2019
3. 77 White Street cast iron facade
The marker is visible to the left of the entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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