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By On This Day in NYC's History


ELECTRIC CIRCUS CLUB

On September 2, 1971: The Electric Circus Club on St. Mark’s Place closed. It was known as a nightlife venue that greatly influenced NYC disco culture, as well as a venue that helped catapult the careers of bands such as The Grateful Dead and The Velvet Underground. The club recently found its place in modern pop culture thanks to an episode of Mad Men featuring the club.

 

JOHN CHARLES HALL

On September 2, 1960: Poet, lawyer, author, and singer John Charles Hall was born in Brooklyn. Most people know the famed poet as John S. Hall through his work with the avant-garde music group King Missile. 


ZORBA GOT ZAPPED

On September 2, 1984: The Broadway revival of Zorba, a musical based on Nikos Kazantzakis’ novel Zorba the Greek, closed on Broadway. The original Broadway production premiered in 1968 and ran for 305 performances. The novel was also adapted into a successful film in 1964.