4 Thursday /
MC-5 , The Flock,
Joy Of Cooking , Abdullah ,
Ed Sanders of The Fugs (MC)
*Opera House*, Brooklyn
|From AMUSEMENT BUSINESS, a Billboard Publication, November 1, 1969|
"SRO FINALE FOR CONCERT - FILM BILL"
An experimental series of three concerts involving live music, poetry, and films wound up with an SRO $21 - 500 for The Band, Allen Ginsberg, Joy Of Cooking, and films, "Don't Look Back" and "Yellow Submarine" at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Academy of Music, Oct.11
Event, initiated as benefit for Chelsea Theatre Centre based at the Academy, served as a test program which may evolve into a more permanent entertainment package, Michael David, co-producer with Arthur Ginsberg, told Amusement Business.
Patrons could come the first concert and see a film afterwards; or see a movie first and then attend the second concert. Concert times were 8 and 11:30 p.m. Films were shown at 9:30 and 11:30
The format confused some patrons but brought "a great many returnees who liked the concept."
Concerts were staged in the Academy's 2,200-seat Opera House, while films were shown in the 1,200-seat Music Hall. Concerts were ticketed $5.75 - $2.75, while films were offered at $1.
A total of 8,000 persons attended the three different bills, with the first two in the red. Opening event Oct.4 had MC-5, the Flock, Joy Of Cooking, and Abdullah with Ed Sanders of the Fugs emceeing. Films offered were "Lenny Bruce" and "The Brig."
Second concert Oct.10 included LeRoi Jones, Spirit House Movers, Sun Ra, and films, "Weekend" and "Dutchman."