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NYC 70s & 80s Music History Tour - Punk, Disco & Hip Hop Landmarks

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Stop At: Lower Manhattan, New York City, NY

- Studios where several classic albums were recorded including Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation and Goo, Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill, Run-DMC's self-titled debut and Raising Hell, Public Enemy's It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and Fear of a Black Planet, LL Cool J's Radio and Walking With A Panther, Philip Glass' Koyaanisqatsi, Slick Rick’s The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, and Kurtis Blow's The Breaks
- Def Jam Records' first office
- Where Madonna, Blondie, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Rick Rubin lived early in their careers
- Where Grace Jones made her live debut
- Brian Eno’s apartment, located directly above a famous club for which he designed the soundsystem
- Where Blondie, Sonic Youth, Glenn Branca, and Suicide rehearsed
- The venue where Arthur Russell debuted some of his most groundbreaking work, Talking Heads played one of their first shows, and Fab 5 Freddy, the Funky 4+1, and the Rocksteady Crew first introduced hip hop culture to a downtown audience
- Filming locations from Desperately Seeking Susan
- Legendary clubs, including the Loft, the Mudd Club, the Kitchen, and the Gallery

Duration: 2 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012, USA
Departure Time
5:00 PM
Return Details
80 White St, New York, NY 10013, USA
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jesse is such a knowledgeable, earnest, and kind guide. My husband and I are locals who often hang out downtown and we were familiar with some of the music history, but Jesse really made that history come alive through his thoughtful descriptions and storytelling. If you are
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Jess the guide has a wast knowledge and besides showing buildings where Madonna used to live before famous, where Def Jam records started, where Sonic Youth, run dmc, Blondie or the Disco clubs started etc he knows all the untold anectods of the buildings in NY and their
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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