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Second Fret Coffeehouse was here - Philly


Second Fret Coffeehouse was here - Philly

The Second Fret Coffeehouse was here in the late 60s, early 70s. The Velvet Underground and Joni Mitchell performed there quite a few times. (A Google search will find a lot about it.) Bob Dylan performed at open-microphone night and was not liked by the proprietor (Phila. Daily News, 9/18/92). Added 12-2-18: Dan DeLuca's article in the Dec. 2, 2018, Phila. Inquirer at p. H4, discussed how Dylan's first Philly show may have been here, as a walk-on set for owner Manny Rubin, who did not like it.  [See comments for revision on the opening time period. The URL in an old comment should be https://www.inquirer.com/philly/columnists/dan_deluca/20161204_Warhol__Velvet_Underground__Happening__returns_to_the_Gershman_Y_50_years_later.html. - Editor, 12/29/20.]


Location: Second Fret Coffeehouse (former site) , 1902 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102, United States
Listing Category: Bars and Taverns, Night Clubs, Concerts, Music Festivals, Folk Music, Jazz, Pop Culture, Rock and Roll, Rock Stars
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.philly.com/philly/columnists/ dan_deluca/20161204_Warhol__Velvet_ Underground__Happening__returns _to_the_Gershman_Y_50_years_later.html. [Sorry, I had to break up URL to fit it in. -Edit.]
Date : 2016-12-05

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //invisiblecity.uarts.edu/?from=1963-12-31.
Date : 2016-12-06

Name : Peter J. Curry
Email : peterjohncury@gmail.com
Comments : The 2nd Fret opened in EARLY '60s. I was there opening night. It was snowing, so it was winter. I went there at least fifty times in the early '60s. Long before any rock bands played there.
Date : 2020-12-29

Name : Lou
Email : lou@no.com
Comments : Thanks for this. This is an important location. This spot matters.
Date : 2021-02-03

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