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Dirk Dirksen

Dirk DirksenAKA Dirk B. G. Dirksen

Born: 25-Aug-1937
Birthplace: Braunschweig, Germany
Died: 20-Nov-2006
Location of death: San Francisco, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Godfather of San Francisco punk

Military service: US Army (public relations)

Managed the legendary San Francisco punk clubs Mabuhay Gardens and On Broadway from the 1970s into the 80s. Later released videos of early performances by Dead Kennedys and D.O.A.. Promoted early shows of Lenny Bruce and Whoopi Goldberg. Tour manager for The Doors, Iron Butterfly, The Supremes, and Ray Charles.

Sister: Marie-Luise Dirksen ("Molly")
Sister: Theodore Ernst-Dirksen
Special Friend: Damon Malloy

    University: San Jose State University (dropped out)

    ABC Producer
    Open Heart Surgery 1990

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