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The Bitter End: Hanging Out at America's Nightclub--Inscribed First Printing

Colby, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0815412061 / ISBN 13: 9780815412069
Published by U.S.A.: Cooper Square Press, 2002
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Brand NEW True 1st Edition PERSONALLY SIGNED and INSCRIBED BY BOTH AUTHORS. Buy only from dealers who fully describe their books; no need to email for key details to avoid undisclosed surprises. BOOKSTORE NEW, Unopened Hardcover with Unclipped Flawless Dustjacket .2002 Cooper Square Stated 1st Edition and 1st Printing ( the True 1st Edition). Copy is personally inscribed in black ink by the authors directly on the FFEP and signed by both Paul Colby and his co-author, Martin Fitzpatrick. NOT a signed or inscribed pasted- on label or signed blank sheet inserted at later date. NEW and FLAWLESS DJ has original $26.95 price on front flap and shows NO shelfwear of any kind. DJ is now in clear Brodart archival-quality jacket (easily removable). NEW Book is Immaculate, unmarked and is clearly unopened and unread. There are no black or red remainder marks on book edge; no bookseller stamps or stickers; no p.o. signatures, gift inscriptions, bookplates, seals, notes,underlining. NOT X-Lib.Text block is clean, square and tight. Pages are white, crisp, bright ,fresh; no soiled, dog-eared, loose, damaged or missing pages. Cloth cover boards, gilt titles, binding, spine, corners and green endpapers are all in PERFFECT condition. Ships immediately, wrapped properly and shipped in new,hard box with special protective padding. Unusually Fine Collector or Gift Quality copy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17305375096

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Title: The Bitter End: Hanging Out at America's ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Cooper Square Press

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The tale of the famous Greenwich Village coffeehouse turned nightclub, The Bitter End is also the story of the club's manager and owner, Paul Colby. From the early 60s to the 90s, the Bitter End hosted a wide range of influential music and comedy acts that reflected the changing creative atmosphere of the Village, and the country beyond. Pete Seeger made frequent appearances and Peter, Paul, and Mary debuted at the club during the height of the folk music boom, around the same time that Woody Allen and Bill Cosby were headlining with their very different?but equally popular?stand-up acts. After the British Invasion made rock the pre-eminent music in the land, Colby booked electrified folk and rock performers such as Neil Young, Carly Simon, Kris Kristofferson, and many others. Throughout the years, Colby kept up such strong friendships with the artists that they often returned as patrons when they weren't performing?the most famous local regular being Bob Dylan.

The stories Colby shares of his amazing years running the Bitter End provide an insider's personal perspective on several decades of American entertainment. Told with fondness and flair, The Bitter End acquaints the world with a man beloved by performers for years.

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Paul Colby has managed The Bitter End since 1968, and has owned it since 1974. Martin Fitzpatrick is currently collaborating with Tommy James on the singer's autobiography. They both reside in Montclair, New Jersey.

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