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Thread: RIP Izzy Young, music promoter of the 50's & 60's NYC folk music revival

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    Outraged bystander markwoll's Avatar
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    RIP Izzy Young, music promoter of the 50's & 60's NYC folk music revival

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    Mr Young owned the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village that served as a focal point of the folk music revival in the 60's.
    He was a big help to many artists, like Bob Dylan.
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    RIP. I talked to Izzy Young once at the Folklore Center in 1967 when my then wife & I went to see Phil Ochs there. He was a mensch.
    "My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician, and to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference"

    President Harry S. Truman

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    I was not familiar with him, but his obit in the Washington Post was a fascinating read.
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    Was the movie "A Mighty Wind" inspired by him?

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