Remembering Byron Linardos
An Exhibit presented by Folk New England
1934 - 2015
Byron Linardos was the manager of the Club 47 from 1961 – 1966, and 1968. Amongst his many contributions to the Club, he was instrumental in having programs filled with now legendary performers. For these performers and the 47, he produced a special monthly calendar that members would keep. He designed, set the various ornamental type by hand, combined it with his own special collection of old woodcuts, and printed the calendars himself on different types of interesting papers. These works of art are now collectors’ items and have been used in many publications and displays along with his other artwork of concert posters, menus, and record covers in his unique style.
Born in Cambridge in 1934, Byron was a graduate of Cambridge High and Latin, Curry College, and was a Private in the US Army. In 1958, Byron married Catherine Papoutsis, and this year they celebrated 57 years of marriage. Byron and Catherine have two daughters, Pavan and Felice, with whom he shared his love for the arts and appreciation for their Greek heritage.
Prior to working with the Club 47, Byron’s career began in various Boston and Cambridge coffee houses and record stores, and he wrote music columns for the Cambridge Chronicle. His influence and contributions to the world of music continued after his work with the Club, in concert promotion, graphic design, and music management.
Byron lived a life full of passion for music, arts, design, and culture. He lived his entire life in Cambridge, and his influence on his family, and the world of music is immeasurable.