ⓘ Hurrah (nightclub)


ⓘ Hurrah (nightclub)

Hurrah was a nightclub located at 36 West 62nd Street in New York City from 1976 until 1980. Hurrah was the first large dance club in NYC to feature punk, new wave and industrial music. Under the management of Henry Schissler, and later Jim Fouratt, it became known as the first "rock disco" in New York, and pioneered the use of music videos in nightclubs, placing video monitors around the club, over a year before the launch of MTV. The club was owned by Arthur Weinstein and his partners, who opened the club in November 1976, months before Studio 54.

Ruth Polish as a booking agent, Ura has become known as a place for new wave, punk and post-punk to play, showing many of the British groups first American performances. Bands playing the club included the pop group, treatment, human sexual response, a suicide, on the skids, in Fleshtones, Ultravox, johnny Thunders, the B-52, liquid, the student teachers, Klaus Nomi, Tuxedomoon, the units, the sleepers, 8-detective Lydia lunch, the ESA, among, mission of Burma, the slits, the specials, Bauhaus and the Feelies. After the suicide of Ian Curtis, the members of joy division regrouped and played their first concert in new York as a new order at the club on September 26, 1980, opening a certain ratio.

16 APR 1978 in yen Comedy play the Neon woman starring Divine, opened to cheers. He ran for 84 performances, closing on July 15, 1978.

The club became notorious for an incident that occurred in December 1978, where during a Skafish gig, Sid vicious got into a fight with Todd Smith, brother of Patti Smith, as a result of vicious for two months in prison. David Bowie was filmed in the club for his music video for the song "fashion" in 1980.

The famous new York club doorman Haoui Montaug worked as a doorman at cheers.