Tony Lawrence - Musician and Entertainer (Office of the Attorney General - New York)

Elisabeth McGlynn filed this request with the Office of the Attorney General - New York of New York.
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Multi Request Tony Lawrence - Musician and Entertainer
Due Nov. 27, 2019
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Elisabeth McGlynn

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

We are seeking any and all documents related to musician and entertainer Tony Lawrence. Tony Lawrence was born sometime around 1935-40 and grew up in Pittsburgh. He was a regular in New york Jazz Clubs and in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Harlem. Perhaps most famously, Tony Lawrence hosted the Harlem Cultural Festival from 1967-1971. Tee 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival was referred to as Black Woodstock and was attended by many very prominent Black musicians of the time. In the early 1970s (1971 or 1972) In 1971-72, Lawrence claimed that his lawyers and business partners, Jerrold Kushnick and Harold Beldock, had stolen several hundreds of thousands of dollars from the festival’s fund. Tony Lawrence also claimed that his car had been bombed and that the FBI was aware of this bombing. I'd like any record of this bombing or of the cases he brought against his lawyers. We can find no records of TOny Lawrence after 1972.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Elisabeth McGlynn

From: Office of the Attorney General - New York

Re: FOIL Request #G000847-112119

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