Bob Dylan had his first Philadelphia performance here, for legendary folk DJ Gene Shay, according to an interesting Web page at http://biffco.com/phila-sites/. Added on 12-2-18: Dan DeLuca's article in the Dec. 2, 2018, Phila. Inquirer, p. H4, has a lot about Dylan's early days in Philly . The Invisible City site says the Ethical Society concert was on May 3, 1963. Mr. DeLuca describes some of the particulars, such as about 45 people attended and tix were $3. He goes on that the Oct. 1963 Town Hall show is often wrongly listed as the first in Philly. He also mentions a possible earlier show at the Second Fret. For the Ethical Society show, he writes, DJ Gene Shay picked up Dylan and his girlfriend, Suze Rotolo, at 30th Street Station.
Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia , 1906 South Rittenhouse Square , Ethical Society Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States
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