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Thread #59672   Message #956352
Posted By: GUEST,Arne Langsetmo
20-May-03 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: Dave Van Ronk Day
Subject: RE: Dave Van Ronk Day
We went to the Bottom Line on Sunday for the late show of
the Dave Van Ronk tribute. Tix were sold out, but we got
standing room and they even managed to find us a place to
sit down.

It was an excellent and moving tribute to the Mayor of
Greenwich Village, with two dozen people whose lives
had been touched in one way or another by DVR getting up
and talking about him, and performing one song each.

They also announced that that the City Council had
passed a resolution naming the street north of Sheridan
(where he used to live, AFAIK) Square Dave Van Ronk
Street.

The local councilman, Alan Gerson also presented a framed
plaque with a copy of the declaration by the city of May
18th as Dave Van Ronk day (which was a bit humourous
to me the following evening, when I went to see "A Mighty
Wind" that evening...).

Sunday was the real "Mighty Wind". He is missed by all,
but his work and his life continues through his music, and
the many, many people he touched and even more, helped,
along the way.

Cheers,

                            -- Arne Langsetmo