Quiet Knight (The), Chicago, IL

Quiet Knight Bar. Chicago nightclub. 959 West Belmont Avenue Chicago, IL 60657. The Quiet Knight was where a lot of folks saw a future star musician for the first time. The Knight’s owner, the late Richard Harding, had an astonishing talent for finding new artists and persuading them to come to his club a for a few days or a week. But he kept the admission down, generally no cover charge and a two drink minimum. The El from Chicago Avenue to Elmont was less than a buck, and ran all night. Two beers – well, two Falstaffs – was about five dollars. A pretty good deal on a weekend. Affordable to a scholarship law student.

Springsteen did 5 performances, excl. rehearsals, at this venue.

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