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The inspirational true story of Moondog, the legendary musician and New York icon whose life was an unexpected, outrageous adventure.
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MOONDOG at 100!

Posted by Dog Days Films (Creator)

100 years ago today, in Marysville, Kansas a legend was born! 

His was a life that spanned much of the 20th century and took him from the plains of the Midwest to the streets of New York and on to the concert halls of Europe. Along the way he lived a pretty extraordinary and original life and we're privileged to be telling his story in his centenary year. 

Outside CBS on 6th Avenue, NYC, 1970 © Talis Bergmanis
Outside CBS on 6th Avenue, NYC, 1970 © Talis Bergmanis
Stockholm, Sweden, 1986 © Harry Peronius
Stockholm, Sweden, 1986 © Harry Peronius

We're celebrating the great man's birthday today with our own Moondog inspired production office shindig and we know that many others all over the world are doing the same. Through the rest of this year there are a series of events and concerts planned by some of those who knew and collaborated with Moondog. There are shows in Copenhagen, MunichMünsterRecklinghausen, Paris, Lyon, and Brussels to name just a few. 

On Wednesday June 1st at 3pm, the film's Producer Lori Cheatle will be joining Moondog's biographer Robert Scotto for three hours of Moondog music and chat with Irwin Chusid on WFMU 

Other recent radio tributes dedicated to Moondog include BBC's Late Junction and Hear and Now 

We'll be keeping you updated on ways to celebrate during the coming months but of course the best way is to play the man's music and to introduce someone new to it today!

                                    "Please take care of my music" 

Moondog aka Louis Thomas Hardin 26th May 1916 - 8th September 1999.


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    1. The High Frontier

      100 today! The 'Writer's Almanac' on NPR had a nice mention of Moondog today. I immediately thought of this project here. They mentioned the block on 6th Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets. I'll have to go there this weekend and see!