The Bitter End
Bitter End in Greenwich Village was the springboard for folk-talent throughout
the 1960's thanks to the discerning eye of Fred Weintraub. The Tuesday
"Open Mike" hootenanny nights launched many folk artists, groups
Interview Voice Clips with Peter, Paul & Mary, Len Chandler, Eric Weissberg
[The Tarriers], Woody Allen, Bill Cosby and others
*Iced Cider Jubilee . . . $1.30. Coffee houses could not serve alcohol. The Bitter End had the biggest and best Cold Drinks - - Hot Drinks and "Ice Cream To Sweeten Your Bitter End."
Peter, Paul & Mary debuted at The Bitter End in 1961. Their first album cover was designed by Milton Glaser with a yellow heart drawn on the brick wall as told in the Folk Music Archives Interview: "Peter Yarrow: Love, Music & Social Causes."
on yellow heart which will link you to the Peter,
Paul & Mary page.
"The Tarriers - A Live Performance Recorded At The Bitter End" with Bob Carey, Clarence Cooper, Eric Weissberg and Marshall Brickman. In the liner notes on Decca Records #DL 4342, Theodore Bikel exclaims: "This album presents a performance before a live audience. It was recorded at the Bitter End in Greenwich Village, a favorite haunt of mine and the scene of the group's earlier triumphs . . . a fitting choice of locale."
Note: Eric Weissberg will be interviewed by Folk Music Archives. At the time
this album was recorded Eric was on leave from the Julliard School of Music - -
- at only 21 he gained a formidable reputation as one of the most talented
banjoists in the folk music scene. In later years, Eric's signature banjo style
would be recognized in the film Deliverance with Jon Voight and Burt
Reynolds - - "Dueling