BABYLONBERKELEY

 

Babylon, 2504 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

 

Latest Update: December 4, 2010

 

Copyright 2004-2011 Ross Hannan and Corry Arnold. All Rights Reserved.

 

Not exactly sure when Tito's closed and the Babylon opened - but around July 20, 1969.  Again, we don't know exactly when the Babylon became the Longbranch - but it was during May 1971.

2504 San Pablo Avenue through the years ...

 

Babylon  - Some Art

Babylon  - A Performance History

Date Babylon 2504 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Thursday 24 July 1969 Purple Earthquake (may have been the opening event)
Friday 25 July 1969 Purple Earthquake
Saturday 26 July 1969 Purple Earthquake
Tuesday 29 July 1969 Purple Earthquake
Wednesday 30 July 1969 Purple Earthquake
Tuesday 09 September 1969 Peace, Bread & Land Band
Tuesday 16 September 1969 Peace, Bread & Land Band
Friday 19 September 1969 Wilderness
Tuesday 23 September 1969 Peace, Bread & Land Band
Friday 26 September 1969 Purple Earthquake
Saturday 27 September 1969 Purple Earthquake
Sunday 28 September 1969 Peace, Bread and Land Band
Tuesday 30 September 1969 Marriah
Wednesday 01 October 1969 Fantazia, Turkish Billy Dance Group
Thursday 02 October 1969 Something New
Friday 03 October 1969 Purple Earthquake
Saturday 04 October 1969 Purple Earthquake
Sunday 05 October 1969 Peace, Bread & Land Band
Monday 06 October 1969 Closed
Tuesday 07 October 1969 Marriah
Wednesday 08 October 1969 Belly Dancers
Thursday 09 October 1969 Jim Carter and Dale Jerred
Friday 10 October 1969 Purple Earthquake
Saturday 11 October 1969 Purple Earthquake
Sunday 12 October 1969 Peace, Bread & Land Band
Tuesday 14 October 1969 Marriah
Wednesday 15 October 1969 Belly Dancers
Thursday 16 October 1969 Jim & Dale, Flamenco dancers
Sunday 26 October 1969 Peace, Bread & Land Band
Monday 03 November 1969 Peace, Bread & Land Band
Sunday 09 November 1969 Peace, Bread and Land Band
Friday 14 November 1969 Purple Earthquake
Saturday 15 November 1969 Purple Earthquake
Sunday 16 November 1969 Sonny Street Blues Band
Wednesday 19 November 1969 Belly Dancers: Bedia, Khalisa, Zania, Hoda
Thursday 20 November 1969 Sonny Street Blues Band
Friday 21 November 1969 Purple Earthquake
Saturday 22 November 1969 Sonny Street Blues Band
Sunday 23 November 1969 Peace, Bread and Lan Band
Tuesday 25 November 1969 Marriah
Wednesday 26 November 1969 Bedia, Khalifa, Zania, Hoda (Belly Dancers)
Thursday 27 November 1969 Sonny Street Blues Band
Sunday 30 November 1969 Peace, Bread and Land Band
Thursday 11 December 1969 Lazarus
Monday 15 December 1969 Lazarus
Thursday 18 December 1969 Lazarus
Saturday 27 December 1969 Grand Canyon
Tuesday 30 December 1969 Andrew Hallidie
Wednesday 31 December 1969 Bedia, Khalifa, Zania, Hoda (Belly Dancers)
Thursday 01 January 1970 Lazarus, Purple Earthquake
Friday 02 January 1970 Lazarus, Purple Earthquake
Saturday 03 January 1970 Alistair Crowley
Sunday 04 January 1970 Hades Blues Works
Monday 05 January 1970 Surprise band
Tuesday 06 January 1970 Belly Dancers, Canterbury Fair
Wednesday 07 January 1970 Lazarus 
Saturday 17 January 1970 Alistair Crowley
Sunday 18 January 1970 Hades Blues Works
Friday 23 January 1970 Purple Earthquake
Saturday 24 January 1970 Backwater Rising
Sunday 25 January 1970 Hades Blues Works
Monday 26 January 1970 Closed
Tuesday 27 January 1970 Tide
Wednesday 28 January 1970 Black Ghost, Zephyr
Thursday 29 January 1970 Black Ghost, Zephyr
Friday 30 January 1970 Purple Earthquake, Robert Savage Group
Saturday 31 January 1970 Purple Earthquake, Robert Savage Group
Sunday 01 February 1970 Purple Earthquake, Robert Savage Group
Tuesday 03 February 1970 Emily
Wednesday 04 February 1970 Sunrise
Thursday 05 February 1970 Day And Night Blues Band
Tuesday 10 February 1970 Thompson Brothers
Wednesday 11 February 1970 Hades Blues Works
Thursday 12 February 1970 Johnny Mars Blues Band
Friday 13 February 1970 Purple Earthquake
Saturday 14 February 1970 Black Ghost
Sunday 15 February 1970 Purple Earthquake
Tuesday 17 February 1970 Aba-z-Aba
Wednesday 18 February 1970 Hades Blues Works
Thursday 19 February 1970 Flying Circus
Friday 20 February 1970 Hades Blues Works
Saturday 21 February 1970 Purple Earthquake
Sunday 22 February 1970 Hades Blues Works
Monday 23 February 1970 Closed
Tuesday 24 February 1970 Mike Wolff Quintet
Wednesday 25 February 1970 Artichoke Jones
Thursday 26 February 1970 Backwater Rising
Friday 27 February 1970 Purple Earthquake
Saturday 28 February 1970 Backwater Rising
Sunday 01 March 1970 Rags
Tuesday 03 March 1970 Sunrise
Wednesday 04 March 1970 Faun
Thursday 05 March 1970 Sunrise
Friday 06 March 1970 Purple Earthquake
Saturday 07 March 1970 Alistair Crowley
Tuesday 10 March 1970 Nymbus Motherfred
Wednesday 11 March 1970 Hades Blues Works
Thursday 12 March 1970 Sunrise
Friday 13 March 1970 Rags, Thompson Brothers
Saturday 14 March 1970 Purple Earthquake
Sunday 15 March 1970 Rags, Thompson Brothers
Tuesday 17 March 1970 Bartley
Wednesday 18 March 1970 Hades Blues Work
Thursday 19 March 1970 Rags
Friday 20 March 1970 Jonny Mars Blues Band
Saturday 21 March 1970 Purple Earthquake
Sunday 22 March 1970 Johhny Mars Blues Band
Friday 03 April 1970 Purple Earthquake
Saturday 04 April 1970 Cleveland Wrecking Company
Sunday 05 April 1970 Black Ghost
Tuesday 07 April 1970 Auditions, Bus
Wednesday 08 April 1970 Backwater Rising
Thursday 09 April 1970 Canyon
Friday 17 April 1970 Robert Savage
Saturday 18 April 1970 Black Ghost
Sunday 19 April 1970 Black Ghost
Tuesday 21 April 1970 Virgin Forest, Auditions
Wednesday 22 April 1970 Chambray
Thursday 23 April 1970 The Roaches
Friday 24 April 1970 Purple Earthquake
Friday 14 August 1970 Harbinger
Saturday 15 August 1970 Mendelbaum
Sunday 16 August 1970 Fine Arts
Monday 17 August 1970 Fine Arts
Tuesday 18 August 1970 Hoot
Wednesday 19 August 1970 Poor Edgar
Friday 21 August 1970 Crabs
Saturday 22 August 1970 Crabs
Sunday 23 August 1970 Loose Gravel
Monday 24 August 1970 John Bettis
Tuesday 25 August 1970 Carol Towers, Meadows
Wednesday 26 August 1970 Marriah
Thursday 27 August 1970 Marriah
Friday 28 August 1970 Harbinger
Saturday 29 August 1970 Harbinger
Thursday 17 September 1970 Charlie Musselwhite
Friday 18 September 1970 Harbinger, Beans
Saturday 19 September 1970 Harbinger
Sunday 20 September 1970 Sambo Annie
Monday 21 September 1970 Charlie Musselwhite
Tuesday 22 September 1970 Brince Bakaradi, Milk & Cookies
Wednesday 23 September 1970 Naked Lunch
Thursday 24 September 1970 Harbinger
Friday 25 September 1970 Harbinger
Saturday 26 September 1970 Crabs
Thursday 01 October 1970 Sambo Annie
Friday 02 October 1970 Harbinger, Sambo Annie
Saturday 03 October 1970 John Shine Company
Sunday 04 October 1970 John Shine Company
Monday 05 October 1970 Closed
Tuesday 06 October 1970 Metro Sound Company
Wednesday 07 October 1970 Rubber Band
Thursday 08 October 1970 Sunny Street
Friday 09 October 1970 Sunny Street
Saturday 10 October 1970 Foxglove
Sunday 11 October 1970 Foxglove
Thursday 22 October 1970 Prince Bakardi
Friday 23 October 1970 Full Moon (formally Womb), Sambo Annie
Saturday 24 October 1970 Full Moon (formally Womb), Sambo Annie
Sunday 25 October 1970 Nazgul
Monday 26 October 1970 [Acoustic Concert]
Wednesday 28 October 1970 John Lee Hooker
Thursday 29 October 1970 Cleveland Wrecking Company
Friday 30 October 1970 John Shine Company
Saturday 31 October 1970 Sunny Street
Sunday 01 November 1970 [Acoustic Concert]
Monday 02 November 1970 [Auditions]
Tuesday 03 November 1970 [Auditions]
Wednesday 04 November 1970 Berkeley Brickyard, Joe Crime and the Joodoo Rhythm Devils

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