What we played before #conductormovies

We didn't have the money to go to concerts or movies or to buy new records, but we played the ones we had over and over. We listened to my Madame Butterfly as sung by Eleanor Steber. A Love Supreme. Between the Buttons. Joan Baez and Blonde on Blonde. Robert introduced me to his favorites - Vanilla Fudge, Tim Buckley, Tim Hardin - and his History of Motown provided the backdrop for our nights of communal joy.
Photo shows Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe and the quote comes from Patti Smith's memoir of life in New York City in the late sixties and seventies Just Kids, which is a pure delight from start to finish. More from 1968 here.

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