Thursday, February 12, 2009

74. Keith Green and the Fountain of the World

Another interesting tidbit regarding the Fountain is that, prior to embracing Christianity and embarking on a career as a Christian singer and songwriter, the late musician Keith Green (1953-1982)( performed virtually every Saturday night at the Fountain's talent programs. (It was sort of an "open mike night" at which pretty much anyone who had nerve enough to get up in front of the audience would be allowed to perform.) Word has it that Keith Green was invariably the big hit at any of these shows! This factoid is even mentioned in (at least older editions of) No Compromise, Green's biography, as written by his widow.

Charles Manson is also known to have performed a time or two at these Saturday night shows circa 1968 and 1969, although the reception to his music was reportedly only lukewarm at best.

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