Outside the Elliot Hotel, lower Pike Street, 1971 or 72.
Lower Pike Street, a collection of passersby.
A song I wrote back then about how everything is controlled by licensing and permits.
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Playing in between band sets at the Grand Central Station, down in Pioneer Square. Sometime in the early 70s.
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Singing at the Seattle Center, 1973. That's my old Yamaha guitar, I stripped off the finish and stained it. I called the Barn Guitar.
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Singing at the Seattle Center, 72 or 73.
Singing my testimony to the Seattle City Council, September 1974.
Risk Anderson was an advocate in the press. Here's his story in the Seattle Post Intelligencer, 1974.
First page of the ordinance legalizing busking.
2nd page of the ordinance.
City Council proclamation declaring Buskers Week in mid September.
City Council procalamation in observance of the 4th anniversary. Thank you Frank Video and Nick Licata for both of these.
The Pike Place Market Buskers Guild, Jim Hinde in the middle with Niceol Blue to the left. Jim and I and Artis were the founders of the Guild. Nicole was one of our first presidents.
Singing again at the Seattle Center. Okay, it's posed, but we wanted to show how the old man looks in the young man's place.
Nick Licata present me with the 40 year proclamation, September 8, 2014
Singing to the full City Council. The song was about Jim Hinde, who passed away in 2008, about how he sang his way to survival, speaking his mind, and putting his kids through school by being a busker 7 days a week.