Greenwich Village Folk, Rock, & Movie Sights

Stand “In the Footsteps of Legends” as you walk through the legendary  streets of Greenwich Village and see over 100 sights where Folk Music, Rock & Roll and Movie history was made!

Retread the exact steps of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, The Velvet Underground, The Loving Spoonful, Patti Smith and many other music legends.  See the clubs, the hangouts, and, in some cases, the buildings they lived in.

Film fans can also take selfies  in the exact same place where Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Christopher Walken, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Meg Ryan and many other stars filmed their favorite movies.

The tour last 1.5 hours and begins and ends at the famous Arch in Washington Square Park (at the bottom of 5th Ave – 2 blocks below 8th Street).  The Price is $27 per person.

Guests will be given a photocopied set of photos of the movie scenes and album covers that are being discussed to help them remember.

If you have a group of up to a busload of  guests, we can accommodate you. Email us to discuss at: popspotstours@gmail.com

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MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE TOUR. . . .

You’ll stand in the EXACT SPOT where the following MUSIC LEGENDS were photographed:

• Bob Dylan
• Simon & Garfunkel
• Bruce Springsteen
• Patti Smith
• Lou Reed
• Jimi Hendrix
• The Ramones
• Phil Ochs
• The Lovin’ Spoonful
• Peter, Paul & Mary
• Woody Guthrie
• Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
• Counting Crows
• Tim Buckley
• Cindy Lauper in the video for “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
• Sheryl Crow in the video for “A Change Would Do You Good”

 


You’ll stand in the EXACT SPOT where the following FILM STARS were photographed:

• Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in “When Harry Met Sally”
• Woody Allen in “Bananas”
• Robert Redford in “Barefoot in the Park”
• Will Smith in “I am Legend”
• Cary Mulligan and Oscar Isaac in “Inside Llewyn Davis”
• Al Pacino in “Serpico”
• Elizabeth Taylor in “Butterfield 8”
• Christopher Walken in “Next Stop, Greenwich Village”
• The pizza store from the opening of “Louis C.K.’s TV show
• The comedy club where Jerry Seinfeld filmed “Comedians”
• The church basement where Yoko Ono held art “happenings”
• The restaurant whew Nora Jones waitressed and sang


You’ll also see the following HISTORIC POP CULTURE LOCATIONS

• Bob Dylan’s: first apartment; his 3-story townhouse, his favorite bar; and the basement club where he first performed the night he arrived in NYC in 1961
• Jimi Hendrix’s “Electric Lady” studio (West 8th St) where Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, and many other superstars recorded
• Buddy Holly’s former apartment (25 Fifth Ave)
• Keith Richard’s former penthouse (1 Fifth Ave)
• The hotel Joan Baez and Bob Dylan stayed that was mentioned in “Diamonds and Rust”
• The movie theater from The Rocky Horror picture Show (8th St. Playhouse)
• Where Billy Holiday sang “Strange Fruit” (Cafe Society)
• The Building Where Robert Downey Jr. Grew Up
• The former firehouse where Anderson Cooper lives
• A club Miles Davis was photographed outside
• Where the The Rolling Stones performed on a flatbed truck
• The club where Barbara Streisand got her start
• Where Andy Warhol stood outside the Village Voice offices • The 60’s club where Lenny Bruce was arrested • The Comedy Cellar where Jerry Seinfeld filmed “The Comedians”


YOU CAN POSE IN THE EXACT SPOTS WHERE THESE ALBUM COVERS WERE TAKEN:

• Bob Dylan (Freewheelin’)
• Neil Young (After the Gold Rush)
• Phil Ochs (I Ain’t Marchin’ Anymore”)
• Fred Neil (Bleecker and MacDougal)
• Southside Johnny (This Time It’s For Real)
• Dave Van Ronk (Folksinger)
• Aztec Two-Step (Aztec Two-Step)

 


YOU CAN STAND WHERE THESE BEAT GENERATION WRITERS STOOD OUTSIDE THEIR FAVORITE VILLAGE HANGOUTS:

• Jack Kerouac (The Kettle of Fish)
• Allen Ginsberg (The Gaslight)
• William Burroughs (The San Remo Cafe)

 


YOU’LL SEE THESE FAMOUS 60’s NIGHTCLUBS WHERE BOB DYLAN AND OTHER FAMOUS 60’S FOLKSINGERS PLAYED:

• The Gaslight
• The Cafe Wha?
• The Cafe Bizarre
• The Night Owl

and I’ll point out these legendary clubs just down the street from our route:

• The Cafe a Go Go
• The Village Gate
• The Blue Note
• The Bitter End
• Gerde’s Folk City