1971

Fame Exchange


Year(s): 1971

Joey Skaggs arranged for a throng of screaming admirers with cameras to greet him as he arrived by limousine at the opening of the 8th annual Avant Garde Festival at 12 noon on November 19, 1971. Unsuspecting on-lookers were amazed to see John Lennon and Yoko Ono arrive at the same time. But all the attention of the adoring crowd was directed at Skaggs, who was totally unknown to the most of them.

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Earlville Opera House


Year(s): 1971

To save a dilapidated Opera House from the wrecking ball in Earlville, New York, Joey Skaggs bought it and donated it to a community group with the proviso that it would never be sold for profit. It is now a thriving performance and exhibition center.

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