Beyond the Palace

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Trafford Publishing, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 393 pages
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Asbury Park is one of the few true music scenes in the world. Many people know the city as the place where Bruce Springsteen got his start, but it's also where artists like Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, Billy Chinnock, John Eddie, Glen Burtnick, Dramarama, The Bongos and The Smithereens started out as well.

Beyond The Palace takes you on a ride through the city's long and illustrious music history; from the Upstage Club where musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Chinnock, David Sancious and Southside Johnny used to jam all night to early clubs like The Student Prince and Sunshine In; from the legendary Stone Pony to clubs like T-Birds Cafe and The Saint. The book contains interviews with over 45 artists and features over 50 photographs from the world-famous photographer Debra L. Rothenberg.

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To hear an interview with Gary on the Joey Reynolds Show please visit this web site at http://www.wor710.com/joey_reynolds.shtml

 

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Contents

1 The Upstage
2
2 Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre
12
3 The Student Prince
16
4 Hullabaloo and the Sunshine In
20
5 Sonny Kenn
24
6 Billy Chinnock
32
7 Steel Mill Mercy Flight
40
8 The Asbury Riots
58
30 Asbury Park Rock N Roll Museum
202
31 WHTG 1063 and the Green Parrot
206
32 Dramarama
216
33 Red House
234
34 James Deely the Valiants
252
36 The Whirling Dervishes Everlounge
268
37 Well of Souls
274
38 The Bongos
280

9 Dr Zoom and the Sonic Boom
62
10 Bruce Springsteen
66
11 David Sancious
72
12 Stone Pony and the Asbury Sound
80
13 Southside Johnny the Asbury Jukes
88
14 Steve Van Zandt
106
15 Lance Larson
108
16 Billy Hector
116
The Ultimate House Band
120
18 Glen Burtnick
126
19 Fran Smith Jr
134
20 Ray Andersen
138
21 Bobby Bandiera
144
22 Jon Bon Jovi
146
23 John Eddie
150
24 The Smithereens
154
25 In Between Dreams
160
26 Secret Lovers
166
27 WNEW On the Beach
172
28 Jersey Shore Photo Section
178
29 Joey and The Works
198
39 The Fastlane
286
40 TBirds Cafe the Saint
290
41 Soul Engines
294
42 Mr Reality Samhill Highway 9
298
43 The Outcry and Blowup
310
44 The Ponys Crazy Ride
316
45 Joe DUrso
324
46 Mimi Cross
334
47 Danny White
340
48 Bob Burger
350
49 Jody Joseph and the Average Jones
354
50 Last Perfect Thing
360
51 Maybe Pete
368
52 Matt Witte the New Blood Revival
372
53 DeSol
378
54 JPAT
382
55 Why Asbury Park?
388
Official Websites
392
About the Author
393
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About the author (2003)

Gary Wien is a life-long music fan of the Asbury Park music scene. Born in nearby Red Bank, he spent many weekends in Asbury Park while growing up. He would hang out at old Palace Amusements building, walk the boardwalk and sneak into the clubs whenever possible.

Wien graduated from Lynchburg College in Virginia with a Degree in English in 1992. Since then he has been a freelance author, playwright and website designer. He has been printed in such publications as "New Jersey Webguide Magazine, Discover Guides of New Jersey" and " Princeton Magazine." Mr Wien currently lives in Belmar, NJ with his beautiful wife, Dr, Sherry Wien.

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