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Binky Philips

Binky Philips

Binky Philips, a lifelong New York babyboomer, was born a few years before Elvis changed everything. Permanently ruined by the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, Binky has devoted his life to the noise made by larynxes and electric guitars. He spent the '70s and '80s performing, writing, and recording his own songs in semi-legendary CBGB/Max's Kansas City band the Planets. For the last three decades, Binky has run East Village records stores, done radio promotion for every major record label's Rock and Alternative acts, ran his own indie record label, Dotpointperiod. Binky Philips is also the author of My Life in the Ghost of Planets: The Story of a CBGB Almost-Was, available at Rhino Entertainment.

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The Last Days of a Great Guitar Shop: RIP Manny's Music Store

Retrospective by Binky Philips, Rock's Backpages, May 2009

AFTER 75 YEARS, Manny's Music Store on West 48th St in Manhattan will close its doors forever at the end of this month. Obviously, this ...

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