Bob Dylan played pool in Kingston, but where?
"Bob Dylan playing pool, Kingston, N.Y., 1964." reads the caption on a photo of by Daniel Kramer, who followed Dylan for a year starting in Woodstock.
I stumbled upon that factoid on a recent Google alert. I masochistically send myself alerts for all things Kingston N.Y., which mostly leads back to news items from local news sources, and also out of town obits and police items related to Kingston natives or people who live here, and the occasional gem like this.
@ivanlajara That's true, the Dylan photo was taken there.. Rick Danko told me the pool hall was up there on Wall Street & John, Kingston.— grasshopper (@mercuryrevvd) March 28, 2016
That's Mercury Rev's Sean "Grasshopper" Mackowiak in that tweet..
Time to yell at the cloud again.
Where in Woodstock was this photo taken?
Uptaded 3/29 at 11 a.m. Matt Cahill, in the comments, points out:
The pool hall was not on the second floor of the Clermont building,but the 3rd floor.The 2nd floor was Eng's chinese restaurant,and prior to that it was Shanghai Lou.The pool hall was woned by Nick Caslich and later by Bob East.Managing Editor Tony Adamis reminded me that former staffer Jesse J. Smith (now with the Kingston Times) wrote about this a while back. I was able to track the story to the microfilm and the disk in the building, and I've reposted it online, because it was removed online at some point during a site migration.
I've also found the David McDonald's "Bob Dylan in Woodstock" segment from the 2006 documentary. "Woodstock Revisited," also embedded below.
The town supervisor adds:
@PreviewFreeman Leaves out story of Frank and Mona in Memphis Blues Again.— JeremyWilber (@JeremyWilber) March 29, 2016
@PreviewFreeman Monas's husband Frank (they were both part of the folkie scene then) was a railroad man. Now listen to song.— JeremyWilber (@JeremyWilber) March 29, 2016