Summer in the Seventies with Andy Warhol
Eothen – the Long Island estate which served as Andy Warhol’s summer home in the seventies, is currently on the market for a cool $85,000,000.
The culture blog, messynessychic.com has posted a great overview of the Warhol’s celebrity-studded life at the estate, which he purchased in 1972. It became a welcoming haven for Andy’s rich and famous friends, including The Rolling Stones, who spent time there during the summer of 1975, planning a tour and casually enjoying the Montauk scene.
Along with the Stones of course, came an army of Stones fans that descended upon the quiet town of Montauk, trying to get a glimpse of the band summering at the Warhol retreat. They hung out at the local bar Shagwong, playing on the town’s only pool table and listening to the juke box which played the only Stones tune it had on repeat, “Get Off My Cloud”.
Owner Jimmy Hewitt, who still runs the Shagwong today, remembers that summer hosting his eccentric rock’n’roll patrons….
“Mick would take up a stool at the end of the bar, where he’d sit with his private bottle of Grand Marnier. Bianca would waltz into the kitchen to pick out dinner, and kibitz with the crew. She’d roll up the sleeves of her Yves Saint Laurent dresses and open clams.”