Reverend Gary Davis

John Byrne Cooke


Image No. 63-5-0: Reverend Gary Davis

Club 47 Mt. Auburn, Cambridge, Mass., June 1963

The blind Harlem street singer's unique guitar style and gospel singing earned him many disciples in the early 60s. In 1961, a very young Bob Dylan opened a concert for Davis at Bennington College in Vermont. After the show, when Dylan learned that Davis was being paid $75, he told the promoter to give Davis half of his own $50 fee because, Dylan said, Davis should never play for less than $100.

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