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Allan Pepper & Paul Shaffer on The Bottom Line

Celebrating The Bottom Line (image courtesy of The Schimmel Center)

Celebrating The Bottom Line (image courtesy of The Schimmel Center)

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The New York City music history book has a big chapter on the Village nightclub The Bottom Line. From its opening night in 1974 with Dr. John, Stevie Wonder and Johnny Winter on-stage, the club presented all kinds of music, theatrical runs and special series. WFUV was a big part of that history in the '90s until The Bottom Line closed its doors in 2004.

An upcoming two-night event at The Schimmel Center, called "If These Walls Could Talk - Celebrating the Life and Times of The Bottom Line," looks back on those years. To fill us in on the tribute shows and to tell some stories from The Bottom Line's famed history, we welcomed the club's co-owner and visionary Allan Pepper and music legend Paul Shaffer to FUV.

[recorded: 10/4/17; Audio for this interview is no longer available]