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Share your memories from My Father's Place

Michael "Eppy" Epstein, left, owner of My Father's

Michael "Eppy" Epstein, left, owner of My Father's Place, is joined by singer Kenny Rankin in the 1970s.   Photo Credit: Steven Rosenfield

Legendary Long Island music venue My Father's Place is reopening in The Roslyn Hotel on June 29 -- more than 30 years after the original club closed.

What was your favorite concert that you saw at the original My Father’s Place?

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Richie Havens, New Year's Eve, early 70's.

James Whalen/James Whalen, Glen Head

The Police at the top of their game, 1979.

Dennis McEvoy, Patchogue

Got to see Billy Crystal in a 3 man comedy group.

bob busch, new hyde pk

Saw Toots and the Maytals there.

Ann R Darcy, Huntington Station

Among many, many wonderful performers I enjoyed at My Father's Place, one night stands out in my mind.

Marianne Plastina, Wantagh

Captain Beefheart, Robert Gordon, Blondie, Asleep at the Wheel, etc.

Pete Crescenti, Huntington

We all went crazy wishing each other Happy Easter like we were at church.

Mary Wyman, Centerport

Emerging from the club and being delighted when my car wasn’t covered with bird droppings.

Steven Rosenfield, New York

Loved that place.

Stuart W, Port Washington

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes back in the 70's.

Al Miller, Medford NY

My favorite concert was Elvis Costello in 1981 or 1982.

Rose L., Levittown

Saw The Joe Perry Project... remember it like yesterday.

Vincent Lewis, Patchogue

Memorable times. Tuborg beer on tap. Hanging under the viaduct.

Kevin J Hughes, Port Washington

Linda Rondstadt before anyone knew who she was!

Steven Kay, Greenlawn

Joe Perry project 1980ish.

Frank Hennessy, Coram

MFP hosted a singer/songwriter contest and I made it into the finals, hosted by one of my idols, Richie Havens.

Craig Cooper , Smithtown

Soft White Underbelly AKA Blue Oyster Cult.

Anthony Turner, Lynbrook

Jimmy Hendrix. George Carlin.

marc matza, east hampron

Waitressed in early 80’s.

Terry Lehn, Central Islip

Batdorf & Rodney, 1972

Paul Loss, Commack, NY

Jorma Kaukonen with his “There Goes The Neighborhood” band with legendary bassist, Jaco Pastoruis.

Scott Levin, Huntington

Seeing Johnny Winter so drunk that he forgot the words and walked right off the stage!

Eddie Haggerty, Syosset

Commander Cody for sure

Frank Gaccione , Port Jefferson

Was fortunate to see James Brown there and it was an amazing show.

Lester Cooke, Central Islip

David Bromberg in the early 70's with Chris Dunn, our first date.

Barbara Kelly, Brentwood

We saw the up-and-coming (at the time) Harry Chapin at My Father's Place.

Rhonda Figueroa, Holbrook

Zebra @ My Father's Place with a fake ID!

John Massaro, Kings Park, NY

Asleep at the Wheel in the 70’s when they had a full horn section.

Wayne Schaefer, Smithtown

It was a unique venue, hope the new one lives up to the legend.

Jim Loonam, Rockville Centre

George Carlin as he was on the rise!

Guy & Nina Anastasio , Syosset

The band was on fire and the crowd was out of their mind.

Maurice Long, Tarrytown

Didn’t get my hearing back until hours later!

Jim G, Albertson, Ny

I sort of remember my 18th birthday at MFP in 1980.

Rocco Liburdi, Uniondale

Garden City's own Elliott Murphy 1979

Jerry Carroll, Levittown

JIM DAWSON no more to be said

bob busch , new hyde pk

Spyro Gyra, Jeff Lorber Fusion and Flight were among my favorites.

Brian Forseth , Patchogue

The comedy of Billy Crystal (fellow Long Beach guy)

John Cameron, RVC (née Long Beach)

Mike Oldfields 1st appearance in North America live at My Father's Place 1982

Steve Recchia, Bellmore, NY

There were times we didn’t have enough money and eppy would let us in for what ever we had.

Doug La, Flushing

I knew the Lenihans and remember the place’s evolution from country western place to rock emporium.

Rene Fiechter, Northport

Commander Cody and his lost plate airmen.

L Genova, Glen cove

I rented 1/2 a house behind MFP in the mid to late 70’s.

Christopher Blake , Roslyn Heights

Bruce Springsteen and the East Street Band back when only song out was "Blinded by the Light" which they didn't play.

Susan Taylor, Williston Park

I left to go to lunch and saw crowds of people, they were going in My Fathers Place.

bob lorelli, north merrick

Great place! Saw Stevie Ray, Blondie, Springsteen before they were big.

Bob A, Massapequa

Billy Joel and the Hassles played at my High School Prom and then I went to see them many more times at My Father's Place.

michele s -shrybman, Elmont

A truly unique place comparable only to NYC's The Bottom Line.

david herter, huntington station

Whether on a date or out with friends, the drinks and entertainment were affordable and welcome.

Jack O'Brien , westbury

The weather was so bad, we were but a handful of people there to enjoy an almost private concert with one of our idols.

Tom Budelman , Long Beach

Gregg Allman with horns, awesome show--1980ish.

steve sweeney, garden city

I responded to a radio call of a shooting at My Father's Place.

Joe Failla, Mineola

I was a member of the band DREAM we played at My Fathers Place quite a few times.

Doug Frantin , huntington

My fondest Rock and Roll memories of My Fathers Place is winning many tickets for MFP from WLIR radio station.

vicki Bartwink, East Meadow

The David Bromberg Band Live on December 25th 1982.

Austin Albahae, Sheepshead Bay

As a teenager I went with my friends to see little-known musician Roy Buchanan.

Ralph Hummel, Huntington Station

Ramones 10/31/1986 PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roy Mange, West Islip

Going to My Father's Place to listen to Aztec Two-Step.

carrie fleishman, Hauppauge

Best shows, Dave Sharp and The Good Rats

John Hunter, Jericho

Incredible experience, stage over the bar, less than 10 feet from the band.

Michael McPeck, Stony Brook

1978- Eddie Money's first album had just come out and was all over the radio.

John McKeon, North Massapequa

Good Rats

Bob Levine, Port Jefferson

Eppy used to visit our club frequently always with positivity, he loved all quality music scenes even if he was not the...

Steven Taub, Melville

I saw Roy Buchanan numerous times.

Ron Zarza, Islip

Seeing Andy Kaufman before he was famous.


The great thing I was able to go backstage after the show and met Corky and had a beer with him.

Richard Burns, Medford

Has to be the many times seeing The Good Rats.

Tom Shipley, North Bellmore

In the summer of 1973, I saw Bruce Springsteen at My Father's Place.

Patricia Glasner, Middle Island

James Cotton with Matt guitar Murphy

Michael Salvatore, Deer Park

Hot Tuna and Jorma Kaukonen w/ David Bromberg were awesome but the James Cotton Blues Band was an incredible night!!!