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sin-é

from jeff buckley, shane macgowan, sinéad o’connor, posted in music by pete_nice

Started by Irish immigrant Shane Doyle in 1989, Sin-é was a coffee shop that serve $2 coffee during the day and had live performances at night. The intimate space became a hangout for writers, musicians and artists in the East Village, especially among fans of Irish music and culture.

Shane McGowan and Sinéad O'Connor performed here, and Jeff Buckley's first EP "Live at Sin-é" was recorded here.

An episode of the Documentary on One- RTÉ Documentaries called "Sin-é: Jeff Buckley's Irish Odyssey" goes into more detail about this location.

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genova’s chestnut inn

from the louvin brothers, ira louvin posted in music by pete_nice

After the legendary gospel/country act The Louvin Brothers split up in 1963, Ira Louvin headed back to his native Arkansas to work on his solo album.

Two years later, he was playing a series of shows at Genova's Chestnut Inn in Kansas City, MO with his fourth wife and recording partner, Anne Young. Ira had called his mother right around that time to say that the road was bringing out his old drinking demons, and that he was ready to stop touring.

On the way back to Arkansas on June 20, 1965, Ira and his wife (as well as 3 others) were killed near Williamsburg, Missouri on Highway 70 when a drunk driver veered into their lane and hit their vehicle head-on.

Genova's Chestnut Inn appears to still be functioning, although at least partly as the Shady Lady Lounge, an adult entertainment venue.

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academy of holy angels

from the replacements, paul westerberg posted in music by pete_nice

From Trouble Boys:

The Academy of the Holy Angels in Richfield, a first-tier suburb just south of South Minneapolis, had been all-girls school for most of its first century.

Founded in 1877 as an institution of learning for fledging nuns, it became a private day school in 1931. It began admitting boys in 1972. Paul Westerberg was a member of the second class that included males.

"I was a little hesitant to go 'cause it had been all-girls," he said. "But that also meant there was gonna be a lot of chicks there."

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paul westerberg boyhood home

from the replacements, paul westerberg posted in music by pete_nice

From Trouble Boys:

"Paul's first years were spent at 3734 Pleasant Ave, kitty-corner from the Church of the Incarnation, where Hal and Mary Lou had been married.

The house was within eyesight of the Catholic school Paul attended until he was a teenager."

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bradshaw funeral home

from the replacements posted in music by pete_nice

"The family made sure his sleeves were rolled up so everyone could see his tattoos."

So begins Trouble Boys, the fascinatingly thorough chronicle of The Replacements by Bob Mehr.

Bob Stinson, original lead guitarist for The Replacements, had his funeral service at this location (then called McDivitt-Hauge Funeral Home) on February 22, 1995.

Bob had died at the age of 35 not of overdose or suicide, but of organ failure.

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