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

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

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282 Bowery
282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012, USAWe'll meet outside 282 Bowery, on the Southwest corner of Bowery and Houston Street.
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    Lower Manhattan
    Stop: 2 hours -
    - 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
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You'll end at
Tribeca, New York, NY, USAWhite Street and Cortlandt Alley
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Departure Point
282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012, USA
Return Details
Tribeca, New York, NY, USA
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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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Walk on the Wild Side Tours NYC
Kristen R
Boston, Massachusetts
Loved it!
We toured Soho, Bowery, and NoLita for this tour on a cold afternoon and loved it! Jesse is great! We could
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Paul P
Really enjoyed the tour. Jesse was knowledgeable and is a great guide. I was very interested in the NYC music
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Mark Hamilton
Just a New York conversation rattling in my head
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour. I already knew a fair bit about the NY Punk scene and the music that
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Michael E
I can't imagine a better guide than Jesse
We come to New York a few times a year and have taken a lot of tours, including all the rock/punk tours I know of.
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Philthe butcher
An Impressionable teenager
on hearing 3 minute crashing guitars drown out bland pop music and Bohemian Rhapsody nonsense. A shift in music
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Sileby, United Kingdom
An absolute treat! Our guide was incredibly informative, super laid back and clearly very passionate about all the
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Leicester, United Kingdom
A great personalised music tour - highly recommended
Our differing musical tastes meant that we wanted to do different tours on offer, but as our time in New York was
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Chicago, Illinois
Jesse was so good and he is clearly passionate about the subject. My kids are just learning about the scene in
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A Great History of The New York Music Scene!
I can’t say enough good things about this tour! My wife and I went on October 5th and totally enjoyed it. I knew a
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Lana C
Walk On The Wild Side
Jesse is a wealth of knowledge and was an engaging guide. Truly unique experience and a must for any music lover.
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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