The first year we opened, before we really took off there were regulars  who would come in everyday for weeks ,for a late lunch or breakfast , then disappear  while they toured then return again like Swallows.  I had never heard of  Ben Harper, or the entourage  of young guys his manager/producer J.P. Plunier called  “The Tired Guys.”  That’s why having Harper sign the jacket  of his first CD , “Welcome to the Cruel World” was such a thrill.  I’d never heard his music until we added the CD to our collection. Then we played it all the time.

A really bad photo of Ben and the Tired Guys. The view across Franklin Avenue has changed completely.

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