On April 29th, 1985, Jim Carroll performed at The Bottom Line! Jim Carroll wore many hats throughout his career, but he is best known for his 1978 autobiographical work The Basketball Diaries and for his poetry. On this night at the Bottom Line, Carroll read a series of original poems. The Bottom Line was a major performance space in the Greenwich Village from 1974 until its closing in 2004. It hosted performances from Eric Clapton, Carl Perkins, Linda Ronstadt, The Police, Prince, Pat Benatar, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Van Morrison, The Stone Poneys, Chuck Mangione, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Barry Manilow, Dire Straits, Grayson Hugh, Dolly Parton, George Jones, The Pointer Sisters, Ravi Shankar, Ramones, The Brecker Brothers, Gato Barbieri, and Miles Davis. Lou Reed and Bruce Springsteen performed at The Bottom Line on many occasions. Lou Reed recorded his live album, Take No Prisoners , in May 1978 at The Bottom Line.