Maxwell’s Memories: Lynda Kay & Rob Gordon
[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: Lynda Kay & Robert Gordon
Lynda Kay, out of Los Angeles, who was touring to promote her debut album “Dream My Darling,” looked and moved like a 1950’s country & western songbird, with the gold lame suit and beehive hair. The songs and her voice were surprisingly good. Really enjoyable. Reminiscent of Patsy Cline in some ways. She’s also appeared on an episode of the great TV program “Justified” on FX.
Robert Gordon, rockabilly powerhouse with the great baritone voice, was in good spirits, had a super tight band and gave a lively performance. Good times.
(Video starts off with Lynda Kay – Robert Gordon at about the 5 minute mark…)
About Maxwell’s Memories
Maxwell’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Maxwell’s Memories is a collection of previously unpublished photographs and videos of various bands and acts that performed on the famous local stage.