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Owner of Cafe Wha dies

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A very important figure of the 1960's New York Bohemian scene has died.

Cafe Wha owner Manny Roth has died of natural causes at his California home.

Known for discovering great talent, Roth had superstars like Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan perform at his Greenwich Village cafe before they were famous.

Woody Allen even performed standup comedy there.

He was also the uncle of Van Halen front man David Lee Roth.

Manny Roth was 94-years-old.

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