Bitter End Records
The Bitter End Records span the years 1967 to 2009, with the bulk of the records dating between 1970 and 1979. The collection provides insight into the management of the Bitter End nightclub, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York. Of most use to researchers will be the artist files, which provide a record of engagements played by numerous high profile artists and entertainers--many who began their career at the Bitter End--including Eric Anderson, Billy Crystal, Bob Dylan, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Andy Gibb, Allen Ginsberg, Etta James, Kris Kristofferson, Steve Martin, Curtis Mayfield, Phil Ochs, Frank Sinatra, and Neil Young. The artist files contain contracts, photographs, clippings, press releases, press kits, and other promotional items.