Playing piano in my apartment on 71st Street, in the block west
of Central Park. We lived literally around the corner from the
Dakota apartments, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono took up
residence just a year or so later. I took over the lease on this
apartment when David Rosenboom moved out, and lived in it for
over a year.
Notice the Vox Beatle amplifier is at the end of the piano. I'm
not sure exactly how it ended up at my place, since the band was
still together at this time, but struggling. For the last
several months of our existence, we abandoned our Mott Street
loft, after being robbed twice. We kept much of what was left of
our equipment at the recording studio David Lucas was building
in midtown, only two blocks from where I worked. We spent much
time hanging out, jamming, and sometimes rehearsing at Lucas',
but mostly wondering what we were going to do next.
In the end, as both the first and last member of the band, I
inherited what little stuff was left, including the Vox, which I
played on until it finally fell apart and would no longer work.
I also kept our excellent Gibson ES-335 guitar, which I still
have and sometimes play.