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Manny Roth dies at 94; owner of New York's Cafe Wha?
Manny Roth dies at 94; owner of New York's Cafe Wha?

Manny Roth, a former Greenwich Village club owner whose Cafe Wha? was ground zero for a music scene that showcased newcomers like Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and many others, has died. He was 94. Roth, the uncle of Van Halen singer David Lee Roth, died July 25 of natural causes at his home in Ojai, his daughter Jodi Roth told the Associated Press. A boisterous man sometimes called "The Duke of MacDougal Street," Roth attracted young artists and bohemians, giving comedians such as Woody Allen and folkies such as Peter, Paul and Mary a chance to test their wings. Founded in the late 1950s, the Cafe Wha? was a true starter club, with low pay, no liquor and...

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