rsteviemoore in brief

a quick timeline:


  • 1952 - born Friday 18 Jan, Nashville TN to Bob Loyce (born 30 Nov 1932, Nashville) and Betty Agnes Palmer (born 12 Nov 1934, Paterson NJ); commuted bewteen Springfield MO and McFerrin Drive, Nashville (Inglewood)
  • 1954 - family moved to duplex on Norvell Drive
  • 1955 - sister Linda Faye born 22 Feb
  • 1956 - Elvis changed world; family moved to 3024 Hillhurst Drive
  • 1957 - first tape-recorded voice (with uncle Harry Palmer) 5 Jan
  • 1958 - brother Gary Edward born 4 Jan; entered 1st grade at Brick Church School
  • 1959 - Hillhurst house sold to Patsy Cline, family moved to 507 Graycroft in madison, entered 2nd grade at Stratton School, sang duet with Jim Reeves, & Heinz Pasketti jingle, first piano lessons
  • 1960 - met schoolmate Billy Anderson
  • 1961 - father's "Mexico" hit single
  • 1964 - Beatles changed world, entered Madison High School
  • 1965 - got first guitar, met Roger Ferguson
  • 1966 - made first home recordings
  • 1967 - won local battle of the bands with The Taxmen, gone steady with Susan Saltonstall
  • 1968 - started smoking, lost virginity to a 39 yr-old married woman, 1st job at Lazy Suzan Restaurant
  • 1969 - did first recreational drugs, ran for student council president, jobs at Service Merchandise and Arby's
  • 1970 - graduated high school, entered Vanderbilt University
  • 1971 - quit college, left home, rented a room at 1211 16th Avenue South, met Victor Lovera, toured with Earl Scruggs Revue and Sons, worked at Sgt. Pepper's record shop/boutique, moved to house on stilts in Gallatin
  • 1972 - Bowie changed world, failed draft physical, first studio recordings (Goods), stole Victor's girlfriend Johna Lynn, moved to 1506 17th Ave So, fired from Pepper's, drove to NJ/NY with Victor, moved to 2010 Linden Avenue
  • 1973 - formed Ethos with Lovera, first record released (Roger Ferguson and Ethos), worked for father's Mimosa Publishing, did country sessions, played on the Grand Ole Opry, compiled 1st songs hometape "Invites Comparison"
  • 1974 - fervent new writing and recording, moved to Roger's house at 2607 Eastland Avenue, played outdoor gig downtown with Ethos Of America, moved to 226 Chapel Avenue
  • 1975 - recorded Beatles instrumentals, moved to 913 North 12th Street, parents officially divorced, moved to Mom's apartment at 510 Heritage, Madison
  • 1976 - moved to 1516 Forrest Avenue, first album "Phonography" released by uncle Harry, toured midwest with Billy Anderson's band, split with Johna, moved to Billy's house at 2219 Pennington Bend
  • 1977 - first reviews in Trouser Press NYC, Sex Pistols changed world, sister Linda in Miss America pageant, bought a 1973 Austin Marina
  • 1978 - drove to Frankfort KY, then moved to 101 Harrison Street, Verona NJ, then 177 Park Street, Montclair NJ, job at Sam Goody's, Livingston; met Irwin Chusid, Jim Price, Max Wermuth & Chris Bolger, first visited WFMU East Orange, HP Music officially launched, second album "Delicate Tension" released, met & gone steady with Margaux Ravis
  • 1979 - met Jon Child, first solo studio recordings (Clack, NYC), first played Maxwell's in Hoboken, Patrick Mathe contact, he issued first France single ("Goodbye Piano")
  • 1980 - first Uncle Floyd TV appearance, formed numerous international contacts (Chris Cutler, Terry Burrows, others)
  • 1981 - began fulltime DJ'ing at WFMU (until 1985)
  • 1982 - launched the R. Stevie Moore Cassette Club, met Frank Balesteri, fired from Sam Goody's, collected unemployment
  • 1983 - joined The Rayvens, first played Gerdes Folk City, briefly worked for Jon Child in NYC
  • 1984 - first New Rose album issued in France, a week in Paris, many subsequent gigs, found local job at Crazy Rhythms record store, visited father in LA
  • 1985 - first UK album released, played Irving Plaza NYC, new studio recordings at The Sanctuary, Caldwell NJ
  • 1986 - first NY Times gig review, stopped driving an auto, Victor moved back to Long Island, reunites with him in NJ
  • 1988 - got first VCRs, began making home videos, cocaine era
  • 1989 - crazed
  • 1990 - first CD released
  • 1991 - little or no recording, reunite with Lovera, Nirvana changed world
  • 1993 - second CD released, massive press, Val Sebastiano died
  • 1994 - acquired first home portastudio, composing re-emerged, much new recording
  • 1996 - first played Bottom Line NYC
  • 1997 - first back catalog CD-R's mastered, minor heart attack
  • 1998 - prescription drug overdose, Victor Lovera died, Phonography CD reish
  • 1999 - got online, began website design, collaborated with Dave Gregory (XTC), beatlefest, lost 15yr job & 17yr apartment, visited Nashville, mercury lounge, moved to bloomfield, rekindled communication with father, obtained CD-R burner, Future CD, beard, formed new band, y2k anxiety
  • 2000 - crazy rhythms r.i.p., eurotour cancelled, cataract surgery, first mp3's uploaded, more collaborations, paypal, Jad Fair
  • 2001 - Kramer session, quit smoking after 33 yrs, wtc terrorism, met Neil Innes, another emergency room, name in spin magazine, Frank Balesteri died, George Harrison, article in spin magazine, ???mr. kubrick???
  • 2002 - 50,000 years old
  • 2003 - plus one
  • 2004 - forgotten? the big year that wasn't, 4 stunning albums, picked him up but threw him back down
  • 2005 - unknown? ny times + fader magazine articles, tonics with ar pink, david fricke
  • 2006 - aged atheism, personal savings running out fast, tonic dvd, multiple tooth extractions & partial dentures; beau the cat, dawn ferguson, markcudnik RIP, youtube explosion, irving plaza w/applesinstereo
  • 2007 - too late now, shrigley field, back to band gigs
  • 2008 - cherry red, cake shop, don fleming, michael jodry
  • 2009 - quits, fazebook, molly andrews, shakemore, phonography recommended,
  • 2010 - forgot already, jon demiglio, evicted from 23 yr relationship and housing, fled to nashville in horror
  • 2011 - TENNESSEE PRIDE, martha, laptop, carmen clark, roger sessions, kickstarter, new duplex residence in madison, rhendi, jr thomason tropical ooze nyc, world tours, ariel & falkner, advanced, regis hifiklub, tim burgess, keel her,
  • 2012 - closing in on 60, sxsw, us & europe tours, wire magazine cover, more vinyl releases, father turns 80, legs give out



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