Garland Jeffreys' 70th Birthday Bash at Highline Ballroom

06/29/13 8pm 431 W. 16th St. Map
212-414-5994 $35-$75

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This birthday show promises to be an unforgettable celebration with fans, friends, and special guest artists Garland has worked with over the years.

A few things you might not know about him:

He was born in Brooklyn and went to Abraham Lincoln High School, following in the footsteps of the two Neils: Diamond and Sedaka.

He wrote "Fairweather Friend" for John Cale's "Vintage Violence" and sings on the album as well.

In 1977 he was voted Best New Artist in Rolling Stone.

For a short while he and Bette Midler were a couple and while she was playing at The Continental Baths, he was honing his performance chops at the legendary Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village.

The video for his 1983 cover of Junior Walker's "What Does It Take" features Harvey Keitel and Syracuse classmate Lou Reed

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