This is an original authentic (printed before the concert) concert ticket stub for one of the an historic series of shows (six shows, two each of three nights) with. Appearing on December 28, 1975, at The Bottom Line in New York City. The ticket measures 2 inches by approximately 2 inches. And is in Near Mint Minus condition.
The ticket is clean with no folds, creases, tears or stains. The reverse is clean and blank. See my photo for accurate condition report. Tickets from shows this early in her career are very very rare!
Demand for tickets for these shows was so great that for only the second time in Bottom Line history a third show was added on this night. I don't remember which show this is from, as I saw two of the three shows.John Cale, from the Velvet Underground, joined the band for the encore of My Generation, a real treat! There is a bootleg recording of a radio broadcast from the night before that has been misidentified as being from this night, but was definitely from he night before.
Here's a remembrance of these shows from a 2015 article in the Village Voice. The 400-person capacity Bottom Line, located on W.4th Street and Mercer in the Village, was one of the city's best venues, and a step up in respectability for Patti and the band. This is where artists played label-backed runs of dates upon an album's release.
Lou Reed had recorded Take No Prisoners there; Bruce Springsteen played a week around the release of Born To Run in August of 1975. Patti played two stands at the club at the end of'75 and'76. They're great documents because she's clearly at home, comfortable and relaxed, interacting with the audience, taking requests - and the audience at Patti Smith Group shows shouts out requests for poems as well as for songs to this day - answering questions, and reciting poetry. At one of the'75 shows, Patti notes, The one neat thing about New York that I've always loved in performing here, is that you always let me try out a new thing.
If we had a new song we were working on, you always let us work out our songs. Because when I go someplace else, I already writ them. The band was operating on all cylinders, the result of a relentless year of performing. If you are outside of the U.
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