Sunday, April 19, 2020

Remembering Jimmy Webb

[Photo from 2017 by Walter Wlodarczyk]

Jimmy Webb, the owner of I Need More on Orchard Street, died on April 14 of cancer. He was 62.

Although he most recently lived in Murray Hill, Webb was well-known in this neighborhood as an everyday presence at Trash & Vaudeville on St. Mark's Place for nearly 18 years.

[Roses at Trash & Vaudeville on 7th Street via Walter Wlodarczyk]

Webb's passing has prompted many feature obituaries in publications as varied as Vogue to, a testament to his broad influence and effusive personality.

Here's a sampling of the remembrances:

Rolling Stone

The New York Times




• Ultimate Classic Rock

Just Jared


On Tuesday night, while news of his death circulated, Jimmy Webb was trending on Twitter in the United States...


Anonymous said...

Seeing so much love for Jimmy is wonderful, however, it is disappointing that Trash and Vaudeville took several days to acknowledge his passing and then deleted their posts on Facebook and Instagram about it after a day or two. We need community spirit more than ever right now, what a shame.

Anonymous said...

well deserved tributes! hope he knew how loved he was by so many!

Anonymous said...

The tributes say it all. What a beautiful soul.