Maxwell’s Memories: Charlie Louvin

[Continuing the ongoing Maxwell’s Memories feature here on Hoboken411. Paying tribute to bands that came and played at the legendary Maxwell’s at 1039 Washington Street – which is closing for good on July 31, 2013]

Maxwell’s Memories: Charlie Louvin

On September 28, 2007 – Charlie Louvin , who was a member of one of the pre-eminent brother acts in country music and Grand Ole Opry star, graced Maxwell’s with his presence.

Charlie Louvin plays Maxwell's in Hoboken NJ

Charlie Louvin – Rare country show in Hoboken

It was a real treat to catch this country legend here in Hoboken, who was a ripe 80 years old at the time. Sad that music like this is far and few between in our neck of the “woods.”

Heart wrenching country at its best. Charlie was a real gentleman, even posed for a few photos outside. Sadly, he passed away on January 26, 2011 at age 83, and now the Louvin Brothers are performing together once again high above us all. Good times.

Below is a compilation of several Charlie Louvin clips.

About Maxwell’s Memories

Maxwell's Memories in Hoboken NJ Knights of the New CrusadeMaxwell’s Bar officially opened back in 1978 by the Fallon family, and was converted from a “workers tavern” (for nearby Maxwell House coffee workers), into a “Bar/restaurant.” After the original members of The Bongos rehearsed some material in the back-room (which at the time was unused), “live music” began to catch on, and Hoboken was beginning to become inviting to both musicians and artists. Maxwell’s was also even believed to be the first restaurant to offer a “Sunday brunch” in town.

In the mid-90’s, due to some ownership re-arrangements, Maxwell’s was briefly a micro-brew pub, trying to capitalize on that fad, but quickly reverted back to a standard comfort food bar/restaurant and music venue in 1998 – and had remained that way ever since.

Despite apparently being named the number three “rock ‘n’ roll club” in America by Rolling Stone magazine in 2013 – Maxwell’s announced their abandonment of the property (and Hoboken), effective July 31, 2013.

Maxwell’s Memories is a collection of previously unpublished photographs and videos of various bands and acts that performed on the famous local stage.

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