Here's How The Late Manny Roth Helped Create The Face Of Modern Music

August 3, 2014 1:36 PM

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Manny Roth, club owner and New York legend, has died at age 94. He was the owner of the Greenwich Village establishment Café Wha?, heavily frequented by the likes of Bob Dylan, Jimmy Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and many others back in the 60s. Besides his own notoriety as a colorful club owner, Roth was also the uncle of Van Halen guitarist David Lee Roth.

Back when Greenwich village was a hub of counter culture and offered a stage for the emerging cultural icons of the day, Roth renovated Café Wha?, which had started life as a stable. He personally helped renovate the place, laying down the new floor and bringing in some friends to help decorate, in ...

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