So, just as a reminder, the Library is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this summer. And a common misconception – often perpetuated by yours truly – is that it was only until relatively recently that the Library became a hip and wonderful concert venue.
At least according to these artifacts recently unearthed by Magnus.
Check out this awesome photo of the cryptically-titled “Katie Lee” concert held here in September of 1982 (!) Look how bucolic the vibe is. Notice how small the deck is. Notice there are no port-a-potties in the background.
Further underscoring the gravity of this archeological find, we also have a secret Rosetta Stone to help us determine who, in fact, is in the picture. Check it. On the far left is the main main himself, Emil White, Henry’s BFF and Library founder. He’s the reason why I am able to write this.
Two people over to his left is Nancy Hopkins, who, if I’m not mistaken, penned “These are My Flowers,” a book compiling letters Nancy wrote to her parents in Berkeley after she married Sam Hopkins and moved into their new home on Big Sur’s Partington Ridge in 1948.
Well, so much for the myth that shows at the Library were invented by an intrepid sailor-Swede who shall remain nameless.
Next thing you know, you’re gonna tell me that Einstein was wrong about the speed of light!