I was performing on stage at the Metropolitan Opera House with The National Ballet of Canada in La Fille Mal Gardee with Fernando Bujones, now deceased.
As I touched the door knob to go on stage for the 2nd act the lights went off. I said" oh my what did I do?". I...[more]
I remember the night very well, but it wasn't until decades later that my mom explained to me that it was the great blackout of '65 that I had remembered.
I was a few months short of my 5th birthday. We were living in the east end of Toronto, Ontario, Canada near...[more]
I was a junior at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. I was a member of the school's Intramural Bowling Club that met at a bowling alley on 14th Street between Avenues B & C in what is called "The East Village". I had a subway pass, that was not valid on buses. ...[more]
I lived in the heart of Bushwick Brooklyn when the lights went out in 1977. We lived on Irving Avenue between Bleeker and Greene Streets. My father, my sister and I had just finished buying Italin Ices from Tony's Pizzeria which was across the street from our 2 story...[more]
I was only 12 years old when it happened. My grandmother had passed away 2 days earlier on November 7th, 1965. I remember riding in a car with my family through either the Holland or Lincoln tunnels on our way to catch a flight to Chattanooga, TE for grandmother's...[more]
In 1965, my father had a gunshop in Corona, Queens. He had just obtained a concession to sell Coleman gas lanterns used for nighttime lighting while in the woods. He set up lanterns at the bar that was 2 stores down, allowing them to remain open all nite. They made...[more]