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chronology - 1974

FEB 11, 1974
Pre-opening night party - La BELLE 

FEB 12-17, 1974
DR. JOHN
GARY FARR 

FEB 12, 1974 OPENING NIGHT

FEB 20 -22, 1974
ERIC ANDERSEN
STEVE GOODMAN 

FEB 23-24, 1974
ERIC ANDERSEN
THE JOHNSTONS 

FEB 25-26,1974
THE DILLARDS
JOHN HAMMOND

FEB 27 - MAR 3, 1974
La BELLE
CHICO HAMILTON

MAR 6 -11, 1974
ERIC WEISBURG
BREAKFAST SPECIAL 

MAR 10, 1974 only
CHARLIE DANIELS BAND
BREAKFAST SPECIAL

Mar 12 -17, 1974
YUSEF LATEEF
SONNY STITT

MAR 19 -24, 1974
THE COMMITTEE

MAR 26 -28, 1974
THE STRAWBS
THE JOHNSTONS

MAR 29 -30,1974
RICK NELSON
THE JOHNSTONS

MAR 31 - APRIL 1, 1974
MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD and Friends

APR 2, 1974
Press party for TANYA TUCKER, who at the time was a teenager. The only time a record release party was held at the Bottom Line when the bars were kept closed. 

APR 3 - 4, 1974
ALAN PRICE 

APR 5 - 6, 1974
LARRY CORYELL
AL STEWART

APR 8 - 9, 1974
LEO SAYER

APR 10 - 14, 1974
BILLY COBHAM
THE CREDIBILITY GAP

APRIL 16 - 18, 1974
NRBQ

APR 19 - 20, 1974
DON McLEAN
COUNTRY GAZETTE

APR 21, 1974 
SUZIE QUATRO
NEW YORK DOLLS

APR 22, 1974
Press Party - BUFFY SAINT MARIE

APR 22 - 28, 1974
BUFFY SAINT MARIE

APR 29 - MAY 4, 1974
GROVER WASHINGTON, Jr. 

MAY 5 - 6, 1974
ARTIE KAPLAN
ISIS

MAY 7 - 12, 1974
BARRY MANILOW
BARNABY BYE

MAY 13, 1974
SING OUT FOLK FESTIVALä
Benefit for SING OUT Magazine with PETE SEEGER
Happy and ARTIE TRAUM, MIKE COONEY and others

MAY 15 - 16, 1974
RY COODER
LEON REDBONE

MAY 17 - 19, 1974
TOWER of POWER
JAE MASON

MAY 20 - 23, 1974
GATO BARBIERI
GEORGE MELLY

MAY 24 - 26, 1974
LIVINGSTON TAYLOR
ORPHAN

MAY 28 - 29, 1974
LES VARIATIONS 
THE PERSUASIONS

MAY 30 - JUNE 2, 1974
ASHFORD AND SIMPSON
ROBIN KENYATTA

JUNE 4 - 8, 1974
LES McCANN
BETTY DAVIS

JUNE 10, 1974
Press Party for HARRIET SCHOCK

JUNE 11 - 13, 1974
ISIS
LAURIE BOGIN

JUNE 14 -16, 1974
ISIS
RALPH GRAHAM

JUNE 18 - 23, 1974
MELVIN VAN PEEBLES
GEORGE BENSON

JUNE 24 - 26, 1974
CANNED HEAT
KANSAS

JUNE 27 - 30, 1974
DOC WATSON
BRYAN BOWERS

JULY 1, 1974
Press Party for WILD MAGNOLIAS

JULY 2-3-4, 1974
Early Shows: STEELEYE SPAN
POUSETTE DART BAND
Late Shows: MERLE SAUNDERS and friends with JERRY GARCIA

JULY 5 -6, 1974
JOE FARRELL QUARTET
CHRIS CONNER

JULY 7, 1974
Press Party for MINNIE RIPPERTON 

JULY 7 - 8, 1974
WEATHER REPORT
SLEEPY JOHN ESTES with Hammie Nixon 

JULY 9 - 11, 1974
CHRIS JAGGER
IF 

JULY 12 - 14, 1974
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
JEFFREY COMANOR

JULY 16 -17, 1974
COLD BLOOD 
BALL IN JACK

JULY 18 - 19, 1974
NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND
* sitting in JULY 18 WENDY WALDMAN and LINDA RONDSTAT
opening act July 18 - KEYES AND LIPPA
opening act July 19 - RICHARD TORRANCE

JULY 20 -21, 1974
DAVE VAN RONK
RICHARD TORRANCE

JULY 24, 1974
JOBRIATH

JULY 25 -28, 1974
IAN MATTHEWS
MARTHA VELEZ

JULY 29 - AUG 1, 1974
VOICES Of EAST HARLEM
RAY BRYANT TRIO

AUG 2 - 4, 1974
WAYLON JENNINGS
LINDA HARGROVE

AUG 4, 1974
Live recording of Broadway Show Album
Good Eveningä starring PETER COOK and DUDLEY MOORE
in front of an invited audience during the afternoon 

AUG 5, 1974
Showcase for Coffee House Circuit

AUG 6 - 11, 1974
JAMES COTTON BAND
opening acts 6-8-CHERLY DILCHER 
9-10 -LARRY RASPBERRY 
11- DIVIDED WE STAND 

AUG 12, 1974
Press Party for the BARKAYS

AUG 13 - 14, 1974
BONNIE RAITT
ROOM FULL of BLUES

AUG 15 - 18, 1974
OSCAR BROWN, Jr.
JESSICA HARPER

AUG 19, 1974
Press Party for THE GOOD RATS

AUG 20-24, 1974
TRACEY NELSON
LARRY JOHNSON AND THE SCATS
AUG 23 only MARK ROSS instead of Larry Johnson and the Scats

AUG 26 - 29, 1974
THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND
HUDSON FORD

AUG 30 - SEPT 1, 1974
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III
BRYAN BOWERS

SEPT 2-3, 1974
ERIC ANDERSEN
MARTIN MULL

SEPT 4 - 7, 1974
ELECTRIC FLAG
KING BISCUIT BOY

SEPT 8 - 10, 1974
ELVIN BISHOP
AVERAGE WHITE BAND

SEPT 11 - 12, 1974
MAYNARD FERGUSON
DIVIDED WE STAND

SEPT 13 - 16, 1974
MARTHA REEVES
FRANKLYN AJAYE

SEPT 17 - 18, 1974
LITTLE FEAT
THE DEADLY NIGHTSHADE
* DAVID BROMBERG sits in with Deadly Nightshade


SEPT 19 - 22, 1974
MOSE ALLISON
SYREETA

SEPT 23 - 24, 1974
ROGER McGUINN
HAPPY and ARTIE TRAUM

SEPT 27 - 29, 1974
TOM RUSH
DIANA MARCOVITZ

SEPT 30 - OCT 2, 1974
ESTHER PHILIPS
NEW YORK CITY

OCT 3 - 6, 1974
PAT MARTINO
JOE FARRELL QUARTET

OCT 7 - 10, 1974
GEORGE BENSON
NORMAN CONNORS

OCT 12 - 13, 1974
BUDDY GUY AND JUNIOR WELLS
JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND

OCT 16 - 19, 1974
TAJ MAHAL
RON DOUGLAS

OCT 21 - 22, 1974
McKENDREE SPRING
CLAIRE HAMILL

OCT 23 - 24, 1974
KENNY RANKIN
CAROLYN HESTER

OCT 25 - 27, 1974
NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS
MARTIN, BOGIN AND ARMSTRONG

OCT 29 - 31, 1974
THE COMMITTEE

NOV 1 - 2, 1974
JERRY REED
LINDA HARGROVE

NOV 3 - 4, 1974
MILES DAVIS

NOV 5 -7, 1974
JERRY GARCIA, MERLE SAUNDERS and friends

NOV 8 - 9, 1974
JOHN HAMMOND
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

NOV 12 -16, 1974
FREDDIE HUBBARD
JOHN KLEMMER

NOV 18, 1974
MILES DAVIS

NOV 19 - 21, 1974
ORLEANS
TOM WAITS

NOV 22 - 24, 1974
CASHMAN and WEST
AL KOOPER

NOV 25, 1974
FREDDIE KING
CANDI STATON

NOV 26 - 28, 1974
JOHNNY NASH
CORNELL DUPREE and friends featuring: RICHARD TEE, GORDON EDWARDS
CHARLIE BROWN and BERNARD PURDIE

NOV 29 - DEC 1, 1974
An evening with LEONARD COHEN

DEC 2 - 4, 1974
JOHNATHAN EDWARDS
THE DILLARDS

DEC 5 - 8, 1974
SONNY TERRY AND BROWNIE McGHEE
MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY

DEC 9 -11, 1974
BRIAN AUGER
STARDRIVE

DEC 12 - 15, 1974
THE RASPBERRIES
ED BEGLEY, JR.

DEC 16 - 17, 1974
ELEPHANTâS MEMORY
TRUTH

DEC 18, 1974
ANOTHER PRETTY FACE

DEC 20 - 23, 1974
BILLY COBHAM
RON DOUGLAS

DEC 27 - 31, 1974
BARRY MANILOW
RON DOUGLAS

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