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Bottom Line, The (former)

Martha Cooper
Martha Cooper
A rock and folk music club
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From its opening in 1974, the Greenwich Village rock and folk music club, the Bottom Line, was host to some of the greatest legends in music--from a then-unknown Bruce Springsteen, to Lou Reed, the Ramones, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, and a revered Aaron Copland playing piano at age 79. The club closed in January 2004 after eviction proceedings were filed by its landlord, New York University.