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I am from Port Washington and I remember seeing Patti Smith at the Calderone and the Ramones as well in 1977. The Good Rats opened for both shows as the drawing power of punk in Long Island was a risky venture.
I had seen both Patti Smith and the Ramones in N.Y.C. at C.B.G.B’s and at My Father’s Place in Roslyn as well and I was struck by the fact that Hempstead was a riskier place to visit than the Bowery.
I recall that the Calderone had elaborate carvings of fern fronds adorning the stage although they were marred by many dents and stained by nicotine.
Thank you for prompting this posting. I would definitely liketo hear from anyone who similiar recollections!