Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eric Andersen (born February 14, 1943, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American singer-songwriter. In the early 1960s, Eric Andersen was part of the Greenwich Village folk scene in New York. His best-known songs from that time are "Violets of Dawn," "Come to My Bedside," and "Thirsty Boots" (the latter recorded by Judy Collins, amongst others). In 1964, Andersen made his debut at Gerdes Folk City in a live audition for Vanguard Records. Later that year he performed at the Newport Folk Festival. Coincidentally, on both occasions he was preceded by Jose Feliciano, who was also making his debut performances. In 1966, Andersen starred in the Andy Warhol movie Space. He also took part in the Festival Express tour across Canada in 1970 with the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, and others.