Posted in music | venues on February 16, 2014

Paul Colby

Paul Colby, who began booking and managing at Greenwich Village venue The Bitter End (home to Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and many others) and eventually purchased it in 1974, has passed away at the age of 96. A message posted to the venue's Facebook on Friday (2/14) reads:

It is with a heavy heart The Bitter End would like to announce the loss of our colonel, Paul Colby, who passed away last night at the age of 96. In his 70 plus years in the business , Paul has touched the hearts of countless musicians and patrons and helped to launch many great careers in the music industry. Paul was sharp , witty and happy until the end. Paul will never be forgotten as his legacy will live on Bleecker Street. The name says it all:

PAUL COLBY'S THE BITTER END

A memorial celebrating his amazing journey will be announced shortly.

Rest in peace, Paul.

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Comments (9)

he reached the bitter end

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2014 3:46 PM

Let's all heap scorn on him for his misunderstood political beliefs!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2014 3:55 PM

What time does the orgy girl who is now an ex-Pussy Riot member go on?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2014 7:10 PM

96 ... I'd sign up for that

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2014 7:22 PM

lol "protest orgy" and what's that a stuffed fox in a display case behind them? gross.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2014 7:25 PM

Who is this white male? Better check his priviledge.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2014 10:15 PM

another old white dude bites the dust

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2014 12:40 AM

white man time for affirmative action, take the musician job replace with RAPPER!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2014 12:53 AM

wow!! Thank you very much!!!

Posted by hguhf | February 17, 2014 9:57 AM

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