Home was located on 91st Street and Second Ave, NYC.
It was sold in 1976 when Richard became too ill to run it,
Richard died of Hochkinson's Desease in 1981.
I worked there as bartender and manager from 1971 -1973.
I started the live music Sunday Jam in 1972.
When I left, Stefan ran it for a while
and then Kenny Gorka (now at The Bitter End).
I owe alot to Richard Ross. He taught me what business
sense I have today.
Richard was the ultimate diplomat. He was much more than a boss.
He was a teacher, father and friend.
He was loved by everyone he met and he will be remembered.
Home was the place for music people to hang out. Some
of the regulars were:
Richie Havens, Odetta, Exuma, May Pang, Badfinger, Stan Bronstein and Elephant's Memory,
Jon Paris, Omar Mesa and Mandrill, Arlo Gutherie, and yours truly, Bobby Nathan.
Photo of Home Restaurant circa 1972. taken by FINN, courtesey of Walter Johnson.
Pictured In Doorway - Cynthia Ross and Richard Ross,
Standing from left to right - Bobby Nathan , Leonia, Frank, Doug Brown and Robin
Nealing, Sitting and Laying Down - Sandy Burrel and son Jason, Linda, Shazaam (The dog), Lloyd and Mary.
The Home "T" shirts were and still are collector's items.
They were designed by Finn of FINN studios.
They have been world famous ever since John Lennon took a photo wearing one
I was lucky enough to have met John Lennon the night he got his Home "T" shirt.
Read more about that nite here - Deep Thoughts
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