In 1967 a guy named Dave heard me playing “Hey Joe” on my acoustic guitar and asked me if I owned an electric. I didn’t. He was starting a rock band and needed a rhythm guitar player. The members of the band were Dave on bass, Tim on drums, Randy on lead guitar. Randy studied classical guitar as a boy. His claim to fame was appearing as a contestant on The Ted Mack Amateur Hour, “I came in second to a dancing horse.” We were college students at a small school in Ohio. Dave was adamant…Continue
Thank you, to all whom have shared stories with us. If you are not aware 48th Street as we know it will be gone soon!
That is why this site is so important, To keep the good times virtual, Please pass this site to whom ever you know with a story. I miss you all and I pray that everyone is doing great, Always the best of luck!
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My fondest memories of this legendary landmark comes from my frequent visits there while attending the high school of the Performing Arts, which was then located on 46 st between 6th avenue & Times Square. In 1968 I was a junior & had just joined the official Jimi Hendrix fan club at Warner Reprise records with another member of school. A small group of the NYC chapter of the fan club had the finest 'Hendrix-watch' around & we would shadow Hendrix…Continue
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I had just gotten finished with my second foray into the world of touring as a "road dog"
backing musician. After that ended badly, I found myself back home. Board to tears, my
brother asked me if I wanted to go with him to NYC for an exploratory visit. Sure. Having
been on the road I figured I had seen enough big cities to be prepared for anything. Nothing
prepares you for NYC.
We took the train from our home town of Altoona Pa., into Manhattan.…Continue
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BRUCE HAS BEEN KNOWN OVER THE YEARS TO BE A DRUMMERS DRUMMER/HAVING PLAYED WITH MOST OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF ROCK AND ROLL/PLAYING AND SUPPORTING ORIGINAL ROCKERS LIKE CHUCK BERRY BO DIDDLEY JOHN LEE HOOKER SCREAMING JAY HAWKINS AND B.B KING.BRUCE HAS ALSO TOURED WITH POPULAR SONG WRITER AND PREFORMER HENRY GROSS.BUZZY LINHART EARLY IN HIS CAREER BRUCE LIVED AND JAMMED WITH LONG ISLANDS VERY OWN BILLY JOEL. BRUCE HAS ALSO PLAYED FOR THE FIRST 6O'S SUPER GROUP AFTER THERE DRUMMER BILLY…Continue
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Guess what 48th Street lovers! There is a movie being made. Manny's Musuc will be the hang!
Memories: Mid-60's, cutting HS class, roaming the music shops on 48th street for the day - especially Mannys - then over to Tad's Steak house for a $1.39 Steak, baked potato and salad - Sigh!
Added by Ed Murphy on April 17, 2012 at 3:14pm — No Comments
Eternalkeys is an instrumental Soundtracks Project Created by Italian Modern Composer - Keyboardist Mimmo D'Ippolito (Born 18/12/1982 – Brindisi). Project name mean: "Eternal": something that will remain, Timeless and shapeless; "Keys": Abbreviation of the Word Keyboards; a travel between a World of Fantasy, dreams, imagination, Real Sensations and themes of our life: Sorrow, pain, Fear, melancholy, our past and future hopes, emotions, love, absences, solitude, childhood, old…Continue
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I remember going into the city with my parents and going into Mannys. What a great place.There was a retaurant nearby (don't remember the name) that I remember going with Holly for I think Ice cream. I just remember being in awe of the store.
Added by Deborah Sack on March 15, 2012 at 12:19am — No Comments
i would first like to say i really feel priviliged to be here and am humbled.i first came to mannys [the first store dark blue[..it was around 1958 my brother just came home from the navy aircraft carrier saratoga.we drove up to new york city for a day of fun and it was april my birthday.we were told about 48th street from another older brother musician.that knew manny thru musicians of the time mostly big band ..i wanted strings and picks as much as i wanted to get an electric guitar i did…Continue
Dear Dear Henry & Judy,
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I always looked forward to visiting you and Judy at the store. Hope your birthday has been wonderful!
Love, Elizabeth Rose
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♫♪ [̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅] [̲̅̅B̲̅][̲̅̅I̲̅][̲̅̅R̲̅][̲̅̅T̲̅][̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅D̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅] ♫♪ Henry!!!
God Bless - All The Best to You & Yours!
With lots of love (& fireworks!) from Finland,
Added by Ted Leonard on May 16, 2011 at 3:21am — No Comments
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Henry!!:)
Hope you enjoyed a great day with your loved ones!
I want to also thank you for being so awesome to me and treating me so wonderful
while I worked at Manny's...it truly was the best time of my life....and I am proud to say that I worked for you and Manny's Music! I can still here your voice calling me..."Joey!! Get that guy outta here!!" :)
You're the best!
Sending love to you and the family,
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