Continuing the theme from yesterday's Arthur Baker post, here's a fantastic period piece article from the NME in 1983 on New York's Funhouse club.
The Funhouse was very much John "Jellybean" Benitez's club in the same way that the Paradise Garage was Larry Levan's. It was here that he met and fell for a certain Madonna Louise Ciccone whose first album he would later produce (see pic above taken at the FH!).
It was also the centre of a hispanic/Italian breakdancing culture which helped nurture a new sound (coined by Arthur) electro boogie which Planet Rock launched.
The eclectic list of artists who played at the club includes James Brown (!), Run DMC, (Arthur Baker's) Rockers Revenge, and New Order.
Two Funhouse classics ...