Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New York / New Jersey... The 1970's / 1980's Rock Club Daze... Part 1: The Clubs







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The Blog entry has become too large
and so I have broken it up into 3 parts!


The Rock Club Daze...
Part 1: The Clubs (this entry)
Part 2: The Bands
Part 3: The Ad's & Promotions
















The recent passing of legendary Doors keyboard player... Ray Manzarek, certainly
bummed me out for the day.


Tommy Mondello 1981 day before navy bootcamp with the doorsmobile
As you can tell... I was a big doors fan!
My first car, 1981... the doorsmobile.


But then it got me to thinking about all those incredible nights at the local rock clubs back in the 70's and 80's here in the New York, New Jersey area. And suddenly, I was less bummed!


This really wasn't what I had in mind for my blog, it's really going to be more story telling than anything. But I just wanted to see if I could stir up a few awesome memories within you guys with these names and places.


And I'm betting that you recognize
at least some of them... cheers!


And play it loud mutha!!


First off though... I wanna tip my hat to Ray. What an unmistakable sound he made
with those fucking keyboards!


We miss you already muthafucka!!
Say hello to Jim for us!


That's Ray and the new Doors in the photo's below. And also the tickets from when 2
of the 3 remaining Doors,
Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger,
joined forces with Ian Astbury, front man for The Cult, when they toured back in 2003. John Densmore was unable to tour as he was suffering with severe tinnitus at the time. Stewart Copeland (The Police)and others took over the drumming during the tour. I made the PNC show but never made it to Jones Beach.


Thanx to Billy for the tix. You'll be hearing more about him, and the time we made it to Paris France to party on Jim Morrison's grave a little later on into the blog.

Ray Manzarek of The Doors
The New Doors... 2002-2003... Ray Manzarek, Ian Astbury, Robbie Krieger, Stewart Copeland.
Our concert tickets for The Doors August 23, 2003 at PNC

Tommy Mondello March 1972... my best Ray Manzarek impersonation!
That's me Tommy Mondello at age 11.
It was March of 1972 in Staten Island, New York
just 2 blocks away from what would become The Rock Palace!
A Ray Manzarek clone?? Not quit...
... but I could play a mean "Silent Night"... LoL
There would be no "Light My Fire" in my future.








Now... lets see if any of these names and faces jog a memory or two outta you...
... you half dead drunken muthafucka's!


Great times... great  fuckin' times... LoL


After you've had a fun trip down memory lane, check out another post entitled
Rock 'n Roll Bookmarks
and see if anything clicks with you!


When in doubt...
just put your favorite album on
and kick fucking ass!!








Local Tri-State area
rock clubs & shitholes



And... right off the bat...
I want to thank EVERYONE in advance if any of the photo's here came from your site, post or where ever! Thank you so much for helping to make this blog entry simply a fucking awesome
walk down memory lane for so many of us!

Most of these photo's here were posted
by other's all over the Internet...
I just wanted to put them all in one place
for us to enjoy!
Thank you again for sharing!!

But if you do see something of yours here and want it gone... just contact me
and I will delete it right away okay!

tommyrawblog@gmail.com




********    Update for    ********

THIS YEAR
2014



Before we get to the old stuff...

Here is something that is going to happen...
this year...
and twice no less!!


Fuck yeah!


So wake up you Tri-State rock club
hounds of the past...
and check this out!


Rick Bandazien
former owner of the legendary
Circus-Circus rock club
is having 2 book release parties for the
upcoming sure to be best seller...
Rock and Roll Meltdown


Three of our favorite club bands from
that amazing snapshot in time...
which was our fucking youth...
will be appearing at both parties...


Yasgur's Farm
Condor
The Badlands Band


How many fucking memories just ran thru your thick skulls just now huh!!! LoL
Pretty neat right!


First one will be
Friday October 17, 2014
at Tommy Fox's in Bergenfield, New Jersey.

Book release party by Rick Bandazien "Rock & Roll Meltdown" at Tommy Fox's


And the second one will be
Saturday October 18, 2014
at Jenkinson's in Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey.

Book release party by Rick Bandazien "Rock & Roll Meltdown" at Jenkinson's
The Circus reunion & book release show 10/18/2014 at Jenkinson's


Had a great time at Jenkinson's!

You just couldn't help but have a smile
on your face the... entire time!


Snapped a few photo's of Condor
during their fun & energetic set.
It was just like being at
the Rock Palace on a Sunday night
all over again!!
These fucker's made me late for work
every damn Monday morning... LoL
All 3 bands were really great!


Condor at Jenkinson's Circus Circus book release party October 18, 2014
Condor at Jenkinson's Circus Circus book release party October 18, 2014
Condor at Jenkinson's Circus Circus book release party October 18, 2014
Condor at Jenkinson's Circus Circus book release party October 18, 2014
Condor at Jenkinson's Circus Circus book release party October 18, 2014
Condor at Jenkinson's Circus Circus book release party October 18, 2014
Tommy Mondello with Johnny Sing from Condor after their set... and yes there were many beers! Jenkinson's Circus Circus book release party October 18, 2014
My copy of the book along with my wristband from the club from the event
Rick Bandazian was nice enough to sign my copy of the book
Thanx to Rick Bandazian for putting together a fun event!
And also all the hard work you put into the book.
Can't wait to begin reading!
It was great to meet you at the show and thanx for signing my copy!
YOU...  and the other club owners... gave us all...
the chance TO ROCK my friend!!


Also talked with 3 members of
the amazing White Tiger band who were
in the crowd watching the show
And they told me that
WHITE TIGER
will be reuniting on
Saturday
December 13, 2014
and playing at
The Stone Pony

How fuckin' awesome is that going to be!!


White Tiger ad for The Stone Pony December 13, 2014


I was unable to get to the show

but here are some pix of the
boyz on stage.
From the comments I read on fb
it was a packed Stone Pony
and White Tiger picked up
right where they left off
some 40 years ago...
which was of course...
kicking fucking ass!!
(thx to Joe Decker from fb for the pix!)

White Tiger on stage at the Stone Pony Dec 13, 2014
White Tiger on stage at the Stone Pony Dec 13, 2014


Go to White Tiger's facebook page

for many more photo's and video's
from that night!

https://www.facebook.com/whitetigerrocks








Also...

for an even longer trip down memory lane
and tons of great photo's
from the rock club days...
check out the facebook page of
Bruce Fishon
Bruce Fishon... keeper of our local Rock 'n Roll hero's!!

Local 70's Bands That Rocked The Tri-State Area
(NY,NJ,CT)









Just one more thing before we take that stroll down memory lane.

Just wanted to mention that one of the all-time great Rock-n-Roll photographers...

Mark Weiss

... was nice enough to check out this blog entry and take the time to leave a comment down below! Now how fuckin' cool is that!!


Mark Weiss... Rock-n-Roll photographer extraordinaire! And one cool muthafucka!!

Mark has been the driving force behind so many of the incredible photo's we've been viewing over the years of our favorite rock hero's.
From Circus Magazine to Iconic album covers
and so much more!

He's now working on a book with
Daniel Siwek
do out April 5, 2016 entitled...

The Decade That Rocked


There's Mark with one of my all-time favorite local rock hero's...

Dee Snider

... shooting the cover for the Stay Hungry album then at a more recent meeting.
Too fuckin' cool right!!


Mark Weiss and Dee Snider on the set while shooting the cover for Twisted Sister's "Stay Hungry" album!!
Mark Weiss and Dee Snider

After hitting Mark's facebook page
(link up above)
Go check out...
weissguygallery.com








And now, finally, to the old stuff...

The stuff that filled our memory banks
with nothing but amazing nights
of Rock 'n Roll...
and tons of whatever beer
we could afford!!







Go to The Rock Club Daze...


Go to The Rock Club Daze...







The Rock Club Daze...
Part 1
The Clubs





The Rock Palace... (my old stomping ground)
later became Billy O's and then October's
The Rock Palace... home sweet home for my friends & me!! Staten Island, New York. My mom & Dad used to frequent this place when it was called Cuchinello's Pizzeria when I was a little kid. Pretty cool right!
Inside The Rock Palace November 1981
The Rock Palace rock club in Staten Island, New York
The Rock Palace in Staten Island, New York my neighborhood
Van Pelt Ave & Walker Street on Staten Island
right around the block from my house.
We lived in this fucking place!


The Rock Palace Staten Island, New York around the block from my old house!


The Birch Hill Nightclub
Tommy Mondello at The Birch Hill Nightclub sign on Route 9 south Old Bridge, New Jersey
That's me underneath the big sign out on Route 9 in Old Bridge/Marlboro, NJ
just weeks before they tore the joint down and began new home construction.
The sign and poles are still there but of course say something different.

The Birch Hill Nightclub sign on Route 9 south Old Bridge, NJ
Awesome! The Birch Hill Nightclub last marquee in Old Bridge, New Jersey
This was the last event at the Birch Hill Nightclub in Old Bridge, New Jersey
Awesome! The Birch Hill Nightclub last marquee in Old Bridge, New Jersey
Birch Hill nightclub very near the end of a glorious run!!
The Birch Hill Nightclub, route 9 in Old Bridge, New Jersey
The Birch Hill Night Club in Old Bridge, New Jersey
Art Stock... Legendary club owner of The Birch Hill, Playpen Lounge and many others. Thanx Art!!
Birch Hill night club back entrance Marlboro/Old Bridge New Jersey
Inside Birch Hill 2001
A young Zakk Wylde pre Black Label Society & Ozzy at Birch Hill
A young Zakk Wylde pre Black Label Society & Ozzy at Birch Hill
The Birch Hill Night Club free pass 1989
Birch Hill nightclub ticket stub for Battle of the Bands July 23, 1986
Tommy Mondello at what used to be The Birch Hill Nightclub sign on Route 9 south Old Bridge, NJ  March 2015
What used to be The Birch Hill Nightclub sign on Route 9 south Old Bridge, NJ  March 2015
What used to be The Birch Hill Nightclub entrance from Route 9 south Old Bridge, NJ  March 2015
What used to be The Birch Hill Nightclub entrance from Route 9 south Old Bridge, NJ  March 2015
What used to be The Birch Hill Nightclub entrance roadway from Route 9 south Old Bridge, NJ  March 2015
What used to be The Birch Hill Nightclub entrance roadway from Route 9 south Old Bridge, NJ  March 2015
What used to be The Birch Hill Nightclub rear entrance from County Road 520 Old Bridge, NJ  March 2015
What used to be The Birch Hill Nightclub rear entrance from County Road 520 Old Bridge, NJ  March 2015



L'amour's of Brooklyn / of Staten Island
L'amour's rock club in Brooklyn, New York
L'amours of Staten Island
L'amours of Staten Island, New York
L'amour's in Brooklyn New York T-shirt
Free admission card at L'amour's for TT Quick every Thursday
L'amour's of Brooklyn, New York
L'amour's of Brooklyn, New York
Inside L'amour's Brooklyn
L'amour staff t-shirt
L'amour's of Brooklyn rock club... present day
L'amour's of Brooklyn rock club... present day
L'amour's of Brooklyn rock club... present day
L'amour's of Brooklyn rock club... present day




The Colonel's Garter
The Colonel's Garter route 35 north, South Amboy, New Jersey
The Colonel's Garter button
Where The Colonel's Garter once was alive and kicking our asses!
The Colonels Garter building Route 35 North South Amboy, NJ April 6, 2014
 The Colonels Garter building Route 35 North South Amboy, NJ April 6, 2014
 The Colonels Garter building Route 35 North South Amboy, NJ April 6, 2014
The Colonels Garter building Route 35 North South Amboy, NJ April 6, 2014
The Colonels Garter building Route 35 North South Amboy, NJ April 6, 2014
The Colonels Garter lower parking lot
Took a drive down Route 35 today and snapped a few pix
of the old stomping grounds. April 6, 2014.

The Colonels Garter building
Route 35 North South Amboy, NJ April 6, 2014


It was a strip joint for a long time. Now it's just vacant. Remember the
parking lot?? The one that dropped to the depths of hell!! How many
nights did you stumble down that muthafucka in a drunken stupor
trying to get to your car... so you could DRIVE home!!! LoLoLoL
How the fuck did we ever get thru those daze???? Awesome!!



The Playpen Lounge
The Playpen Lounge building Route 35/9 North Sayreville, NJ April 6, 2014
The Playpen Lounge building Route 35/9 North Sayreville, NJ April 6, 2014
The Playpen Lounge building Route 35/9 North Sayreville, NJ April 6, 2014
The old Playpen Lounge is now yet another strip joint... LoL
So many great nights here with TT Quick & Edgar Cayce...
Remember how you were right on top of the fucking stage!

The Playpen Lounge jacket
Playpen band line up November 1989... Edgar Cayce & Big Richard on the same night. They would always end up on the stage together towards the end of the night kicking our muthafucking asses! It was really something to see. So talented and actually made it look easy!! Great nights!
Art Stock's Playpen Lounge South (Ft Lauderdale Florida)
Art Stock's Playpen Lounge South (Ft Lauderdale Florida)



Club 35 / Brother's 3 / Mingles
The old Club 35 Route 35 North South Amboy/Sayreville, New Jersey
The old Club 35 Route 35 North South Amboy/Sayreville, New Jersey
This is the old Club 35/Brother's 3 & Mingles. That's Route 35 there.
This place was called many things over the years.
Remember another big disco club just south of here?
Was called club Abyss and way back when it was called Close Encounters.
So many places on this stupid road huh!!
Mingles Lounge billboard Route 35 South Amboy/Sayreville, New Jersey
Mingles Lounge Route 35 South Amboy/Sayreville, New Jersey November 1982
Mingles Lounge Route 35 South Amboy/Sayreville, New Jersey November 1982
Mingles Lounge Route 35 South Amboy/Sayreville, New Jersey November 1982
Club 35 matchbook
Down Under Club at Mingles Route 35 South Amboy, New Jersey




The Club Bene' / Krome
The Club Bene Route 35 South Sayreville, New Jersey
The Club Bene Route 35 South Sayreville, New Jersey
The Club Bene Route 35 South Sayreville, New Jersey
The Club Bene Route 35 South Sayreville, New Jersey
The Club Bene Route 35 South Sayreville, New Jersey
The Club Bene Route 35 South Sayreville, New Jersey
The band Jesse Blue opening up for The Marshall Tucker Band on stage at The Club Bene June 20, 1998
The Club Bene building Route 35 South Sayreville, NJ April 6, 2014
The Club Bene building Route 35 South Sayreville, NJ April 6, 2014
The Club Bene building Route 35 South Sayreville, NJ April 6, 2014
The old Club Bene'... with the big parking lot over to the right.
That's Route 35 right before the brand new Laurence Harbor draw bridge.
April 6, 2014


The Club Bene/Krome Route 35 South Sayreville, New Jersey
The demolition of The Club Bene late 2014
The demolition of The Club Bene late 2014
The demolition of The Club Bene late 2014
The demolition of The Club Bene late 2014






I took the pix below on Christmas morning Dec 25, 2014
just a few weeks after the Club Bene was torn down by bulldozers.

The first one was from across Rt35 and the others were while I was standing
right in front of where it was then turned around and took a few
of the parking lot as well.

Club Bene Rt35 no more Dec 25, 2014
Club Bene Rt35 no more Dec 25, 2014
Club Bene Rt35 no more Dec 25, 2014
Club Bene Rt35 no more Dec 25, 2014
Club Bene Rt35 no more Dec 25, 2014
My brother giving us the "Dio" horns as he drives by what used to be the Club Bene Dec 25, 2014
Club Bene parking lot across from club Dec 25, 2014
Club Bene parking lot across from club Dec 25, 2014
Club Bene parking lot across from club Dec 25, 2014



The Factory...
and later became Snoopy's
The Factory rock club Staten Island, New york
The old SS White factory on Staten Island where this club was born.
Great place... they had 2 stages. Saw the Joe Perry Project here.
It was so cool, all the amps and stuff had the Aerosmith logo on them!
Tommy Mondello in the Factory parking lot early 1980's to see Crystal Ship play
This was taken in The Factory parking lot.
We were there to see Crystal Ship play.


The SS White factory that was The Factory/Snoopy's rock club in Staten Island, New York
The SS White factory that was The Factory/Snoopy's rock club
The Factory before it was a rock club
The Factory before it was a rock club
The Factory before it was a rock club
The "SS White building & factory" before it became The Factory and the Snoopy's rock club
The factory rock club Staten Island, NY
Teazer flyer for The Factory rock club
Snoopy's rock club formally The Factory rock club in Staten Island, New York

The Stony Pony... Asbury Park, New Jersey marquee 1980

The Stone Pony at the start 1974
The legendary Stone Pony rock club Asbury Park, New Jersey
The Stone Pony Asbury Park, New Jersey
Inside wall of the Pony
Inside The Stone Pony Asbury Park, New Jersey
Inside The Stone Pony Asbury Park, New Jersey
A very young Bruce Springsteen & Steven Van Zant on the Pony stage
The Stone Pony Asbury Park, New Jersey
Stone Pony ad
Stone Pony matchbook
Inside The Stone Pony Asbury Park, New Jersey
Inside The Stone Pony Asbury Park, New Jersey
Inside The Stone Pony Asbury Park, New Jersey 
Asbury Park, New Jersey boardwalk
Bruce in the early days hangin' in Asbury Park
The Stone Pony was a bar called Mrs. Jays in Asbury Park, New Jersey before the legend began! Although judging by these photo's, this place was already legendary!!
The Stone Pony was a bar called Mrs. Jays in Asbury Park, New Jersey before the legend began! Although judging by these photo's, this place was already legendary!!
The Stone Pony was a bar called Mrs. Jays in Asbury Park, New Jersey before the legend began! Although judging by these photo's, this place was already legendary!!
The Stone Pony was a bar called Mrs. Jays in Asbury Park, New Jersey before the legend began! Although judging by these photo's, this place was already legendary!!
The Stone Pony was a bar called Mrs. Jays in Asbury Park, New Jersey before the legend began! Although judging by these photo's, this place was already legendary!!
The Stone Pony was a bar called Mrs. Jays in Asbury Park, New Jersey before the legend began! Although judging by these photo's, this place was already legendary!!
The Stone Pony was a bar called Mrs. Jays in Asbury Park, New Jersey before the legend began! Although judging by these photo's, this place was already legendary!!



The Fountain Casino club route 35 north Aberdeen, New Jersey
The Fountain Casino in Aberdeen, New Jersey entrance from huge parking lot
The Fountain Casino club route 35 north Aberdeen, New Jersey
The Fountain Casino club route 35 north Aberdeen, New Jersey
The Fountain Casino marquee on Route 35 in Aberdeen, New Jersey
The Fountain Casino rt35 North Aberdeen, New Jersey
The Fountain Casino Route 35 North Aberdeen, New Jersey... and awesome multi-stage rock club!!
The Fountain Casino club route 35 north Aberdeen, New Jersey
The Fountain Casino club route 35 north Aberdeen, New Jersey
The Fountain Casino club route 35 north Aberdeen, New Jersey
The Fountain Casino club route 35 north Aberdeen, New Jersey
The Fountain Casino New Year's Eve dropping the ball 1981
The Fountain Casino rear with the Charlie Daniel's Band Tour Bus and equipment tractor trailor
Fountain Casino pass for Twisted Sister 1980
Twisted Sister ticket stub for the Fountain Casino rock club December 30, 1983
Joan Jett at The Fountain Casino ticket stub
Joan Jett at The Fountain Casino ticket stub
Alice Cooper ticket at The Fountain Casino 1981
Aerosmith ticket for the Fountain Casino April 27, 1980 at the beginning of the break-up. The photo's below are after the "Rock In A Hard Place" album came out and right before they re-banded.
January 6, 1984 Aerosmith at the Fountain Casino with Jimmy Crespo on guitar
 January 6, 1984 Aerosmith at the Fountain Casino with Jimmy Crespo on guitar
January 6, 1984 Aerosmith at the Fountain Casino with Jimmy Crespo on guitar
January 6, 1984 Aerosmith at the Fountain Casino with Jimmy Crespo on guitar
January 6, 1984 Aerosmith at the Fountain Casino with Jimmy Crespo on guitar
Fountain Casino building Route 35 North Aberdeen, NJ (I did not take this one)
Fountain Casino building Route 35 North Aberdeen, NJ exit onto route 35 (I did not take this one)
Fountain Casino building Route 35 North Aberdeen, NJ April 6, 2014
Fountain Casino building Route 35 North Aberdeen, NJ April 6, 2014
The Fountain Casino is now
a high end wedding/catering hall. Remember the big huge parking lot?
That's still there as well. That first pic was taken with my back
towards the parking lot and that second pic, my back was to RT 35.


Twisted Sister setlist August 31, 1981 at the Fountain Casino
The Fountain Casino t-shirt



The Holster, Mother's, Michaels, Bentley's,
FM Station then back to Mother's
Mother's rock club rt23 Wayne, New Jersey
Mother's rock club rt23 Wayne, New Jersey
Mother's free admission pass for The Southern Cross Band
Mother's rock club rt23 Wayne, New Jersey bumper sticker
Where Mother's rock club in Wayne, New Jersey used to stand
Where Mother's rock club in Wayne, New Jersey used to stand
Where Mother's rock club in Wayne, New Jersey used to stand
Wowii on stage at Mother's rock club 1977 in Wayne, New Jersey
Mother's rock club button
Mothers rock club after in burned down in Wayne, New Jersey
The band Tusk on stage at Mother's rock club when the club was first opened in Greenwood Lake, NY just north of the Jersey line. The club moved to Route 23 in Wayne, NJ in the late 70's.
The band Tusk on stage at Mother's rock club when the club was first opened in Greenwood Lake, NY just north of the Jersey line. The club moved to Route 23 in Wayne, NJ in the late 70's.
Mother's rock club Wayne, New Jersey before Salty Dog took the stage




The Fastlane Asbury Park, New Jersey
Fast Lane ticket to see Cloverhill
The Fast Lane rock club in Asbury Park, New Jersey
The Fast Lane rock club in Asbury Park, New Jersey
The Fast Lane rock club in Asbury Park, New Jersey
The Fast Lane rock club t-shirt & bumper sticker
Tony Romeo and the Sinners on stage at The Fast Lane in Asbury Park, New Jersey
The Fast Lane T-shirt
The Fastlane was the blue building on the right adjacent to the Asbury Lanes bowling alley
The Fastlane was demolished back in 2013



Carnegie Hall Entertainment Lounge
Carnegie Hall rock club in Lawrencville, New Jersey

Jimmy Byrne's
Jimmy Byrne's Sea Girt, New Jersey
Jimmy Byrne's Sea Girt, New Jersey
Jimmy Byrne's Sea Girt, New Jersey
Jimmy Byrne's Sea Girt, New Jersey
Jimmy Byrne's Sea Girt, New Jersey
Jimmy Byrne's "then & now" Sea Girt, New Jersey
Jimmy Byrne's T-shirt Sea Girt, New Jersey
Jimmy Byrne's T-shirt Sea Girt, New Jersey



Baby O
Baby O's rock club in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Baby O club in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Baby O t-shirt in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Baby O t-shirt in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Baby' O ashtray

The Main Event rock club in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Main Event button
Main Event bumper sticker
Main Event shirt

Close Encounters
Close Encounters Route 35 Sayreville, New Jersey
The Features band on stage at Close Encounters club in Sayreville, New Jersey
Close Encounters t-shirt (front)
Close Encounters t-shirt (back)

The Ritz Theatre... Staten Island
The Ritz Theater Staten Island, New York
The Ritz Theater Staten Island, New York
The Ritz Theater Staten Island, New York
The Ritz Theater Staten Island, New York ticket stub
Ritz Theatre Staten Island


The Osprey Hotel
The Osprey club Manasquan, New Jersey
The Osprey club Manasquan, New Jersey
The Osprey club Manasquan, New Jersey when the band Salvation was going to play
The Osprey Grand Opening ad
The Osprey Hotel
The Osprey Hotel
The Osprey Hotel


The Mad Hatter / Turtle Bay
The Mad Hatter rock club in Stony Brook, Long Island
The Mad Hatter rock club in Stony Brook, Long Island
The Mad Hatter rock club in Stony Brook, Long Island
The Mad Hatter / Turtle Bay night club in Stony Brook, Long Island being demolished January 20, 2016
The Mad Hatter / Turtle Bay night club in Stony Brook, Long Island being demolished January 20, 2016
The Mad Hatter rock club in Stony Brook, Long Island
The Mad Hatter rock club in Stony Brook, Long Island
The Mad Hatter rock club... Stony Brook Long Island, New York
The Mad Hatter rock club... Stony Brook Long Island, New York
The Mad Hatter rock club t-shirt in Stony Brook, Long Island
The Mad Hatter rock club t-shirt in Stony Brook, Long Island. 102.3 WBAB rock radio
The Mad Hatter rock club Stony Brook, Long Island




The Chatterbox
The Chatterbox club in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
The Chatterbox night club in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
The Chatterbox club
Chatterbox free admission ticket for Yasgur's Farm
Chatterbox Bar
The Chatterbox club bumper sticker
Free drink from Crystal Ship at The chatterbox September 6, 1980
The Chatterbox in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Strutter at the Chatterbox entrance in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
The "Miss Chatterbox" trophy
The Chatterbox in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Chatterbox


Speaks / The Rock Pile / The Action House
Speaks club in Island Park, Long Island, New York
Speaks club in Island Park, Long Island, New York
Speaks rock club in Island Park, Long Island, New York
Speaks rock club in Island Park, Long Island, New York
Speaks rock club in Island Park, Long Island, New York
Speaks reunion show 1997 in Island Park, Long Island, New York
Speaks rock club shot glass in Island Park, Long Island, New York
Twisted Sister on stage at Speaks February 1978 in Island Park, Long Island, New York
Twisted Sister on stage at Speaks February 1978 in Island Park, Long Island, New York
Where Speaks, The Rock Pile, and The Action House once stood in Island Park, Long Island, New York
Where Speaks, The Rock Pile, and The Action House once stood in Island Park, Long Island, New York
Where Speaks, The Rock Pile, and The Action House once stood in Island Park, Long Island, New York
The Action House before it was Speaks club in Island Park, Long Island, New York
The Action House before it was Speaks club in Island Park, Long Island, New York




Emmet's Inn building now the Garvey Family restaurant in Jamesburg, New Jersey
Emmett's Inn one last time August 5, 2016
Emmett's Inn one last time August 5, 2016
VIP pass for Emmett's Inn one last time night of rock August 5, 2016
Emmitt's Inn in Jamesburg, New Jersey
Bob Barvey with Dee Snider in Jamesburg, New Jersey
Emmett's Inn ad 1981 in Jamesburg, New Jersey
Inside wall of band photo's when it was Emmet's Inn in Jamesburg, New Jersey
The inside wall with many of the bands that played at Emmet's
before it became Garvey's Family restaurant & pub.


The Soap Factory
The Soap Factory Palisades Park, New Jersey
The Soap Factory
The Soap Factory club match books
Aerosmith ticket at The Soap Factory April 28, 1980
The Soap Factory
The Soap Factory beer mug
The Soap Factory band line up for November 1979
What used to be The Soap Factory 2016 in Palisades Park, New Jersey






The Tow Path / One Step Beyond
The Tow Path Lounge in West Paterson, New Jersey
The Tow Path Lounge & nightclub in West Paterson, New Jersey
The Tow Path / One Step Beyond nightclub in West Paterson, New Jersey
The satellite Lounge Cookstown, New Jersey
The satellite Lounge Cookstown, New Jersey
The Satellite Lounge Cookstown, New Jersey
The satellite Lounge Cookstown, New Jersey
The satellite Lounge Cookstown, New Jersey
The satellite Lounge Cookstown, New Jersey
The satellite Lounge Cookstown, New Jersey
The satellite Lounge Cookstown, New Jersey
The satellite Lounge Cookstown, New Jersey
The Satellite Lounge Cookstown, New Jersey
The Satellite Lounge Cookstown, New Jersey
The Satellite Lounge Cookstown, New Jersey


The Redspot
The Red Spot Staten Island, New York
The Redspot club Bay Street Staten Island
The Redspot
The Redspot matchbook


The Great Gildersleeves
The Great Gildersleeves club New York, New York
The Great Gildersleeves club New York, New York

Zappa's
Zappa's rock club Brooklyn, New York

Joint In The Woods
before that it was The Rainbow Ranch
The Joint In The Woods aka The Rainbow Ranch in Parsippany, New Jersey
The Joint In The Woods aka The Rainbow Ranch in Parsippany, New Jersey
The Joint In The Woods aka The Rainbow Ranch in Parsippany, New Jersey
The Joint In The Woods club
Joint In The Woods T-shirt



Headliner
The Headliner marquee down the Jersey shore in Neptune, New Jersey
The Headliner marquee down the Jersey shore in Neptune, New Jersey
The Headliner down the Jersey shore in Neptune, New Jersey



TJ Mcturtles
The old TJ McTurtles club now closed Greenbrook, New Jersey
The old TJ McTurtles club now closed Greenbrook, New Jersey
The old TJ McTurtles club parking lot now closed Greenbrook, New Jersey
The old TJ McTurtles club now closed Greenbrook, New Jersey

Rising Sun
The Rising Sun rock club in Yonkers, New York
The Rising Sun rock club in Yonkers, New York
The band Rondo on stage at The Rising Sun rock club
The band Talshia on stage at The Rising Sun rock club
Rising Sun matchbook
Rising Sun club band lineup for June of 1979
Rising Sun t-shirt


Beggar's Opera
Beggar's Opera rock club once resided in the building with blue awning in Queens, New York
Inside Beggar's Opera rock club in Queens, New York
Twisted Sister at beggar's Opera in Queens, New York
Beggar's Opera free pass
Beggar's Opera



Mary's Husband's Pub
Turtle races at Mary's Husbands Pub in Belmar, New Jersey
Mary's Husband's Pub
Mary's Husband's Pub
Mary's Husband's Pub in Belmar, New Jersey


taken from inside the pub.
It's pretty cool, as I remember
many a time walking into the bar
from the beach straight as an arrow
with the sun blazing down and then hours
later, after many, many... many
Long Island Ice Tea's...
walking out of the bar completely hammered, back out into that very same sun still blazing down upon us.
Wasn't it such a great time!!


My Father's Place
My Father's Place Long Island, New York
My Father's Place Long Island, New York
My Father's Place Long Island, New York
My Father's Place Long Island, New York
My Father's Place
My Father's Place


Circus Circus (and then changed to The Circus)
(Rick Bandazian has great memories on this facebook page!)
The Circus formally Circus Circus rock club in Bergenfield, New Jersey with Sticky Fingers Larry LaRue promo photo
The Circus formally Circus Circus rock club in Bergenfield, New Jersey
The Circus formally Circus Circus rock club in Bergenfield, New Jersey
Circus Circus rock club in Bergenfield, New Jersey
Circus Circus rock club ticket to see Steppenwolf July 7, 1979
Circus Circus rock club bumper sticker
Circus Circus rock club in Bergenfield, New Jersey
Inside Circus Circus rock club in Bergenfield, New Jersey
Circus Circus rock club
Circus Circus rock club t-shirt
Circus Circus
The Circus
Opening night of the Circus Circus rock club  in Bergenfield, New Jersey March 15, 1979 with Badland's on stage! Cool pic Rick Bandazian (club owner)... day fucking one!!!
What used to be Circus Circus 2016 in Bergenfield, New Jersey




Club Spanky
Club Spanky marquee 1979 in Long Branch, New Jersey
Club Spanky in Long Branch, New Jersey
Club Spanky in Long Branch, New Jersey
Club Spanky coupon in Long Branch, New Jersey
Club Spanky keychain Long Branch, New Jersey



The Tradewinds
The Tradewinds club in Sea Bright, New Jersey
The Tradewinds club in Sea Bright, New Jersey
Saying goodbye to The Trade Winds Club in Sea Bright, New Jersey
Saying goodbye to The Trade Winds Club in Sea Bright, New Jersey
The Trade Winds Club in Sea Bright, New Jersey

The Final Exam
and later Obsessions / Jordan's
The Final Exam grand opening ad in Randolph, New Jersey
The Final Exam rock club in Randolph, New Jersey
Tuey's rock club in East Setauket, Long Island
Tuey's rock club in East Setauket, Long Island



Park Place
Park Place in Asbury Park, New Jersey
Park Place rock club in Asbury Park, New Jersey
Park Place t-shirt
Crystal Ship pass for Park Place rock club

Rum Bottoms
Rum Bottoms rock club in Long Island

The Capitol Theatre
The Capitol Theatre in Passiac, New Jersey
Ticket stubs for The Capitol Theatre 1976 / 1983
The Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey
The Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey
Another Pretty Face flyer for The Capitol Theatre

The Tide
The Tide club located on Long Beach Island, New Jersey

The Depot
The Depot rock club

The Showplace
The Showplace in Dover, New Jersey
The Showplace marqee in Dover, New Jersey

Dizzy Duncan's
Dizzy Duncan's in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey
Dizzy Duncan's t-shirt in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey

Union Jack
Where the Union Jack once lived... South River, New Jersey
Union Jack t-shirt for the Pretty Baby Band
Union Jack free pass in South River, New Jersey
Union Jack ad


The Royal Manor South/North
Royal Manor South in Wall, New Jersey. Royal Manor North was located in North Brunswick, New Jersey
Royal Manor South

The Dunes 'Til Dawn
The Dunes Till Dawn in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
The Dunes Till Dawn in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
The Dunes Till Dawn in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
The Dunes staff 1977 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Hopefully you didn't fuck with the bouncers... it never ends well does it... LoL
The Dunes t-shirt

Dirty Nelly's
Dirty Nelly's in Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Dirty Nelly's in Elmwood Park, New Jersey burning down
Dirty Nelly's business card

Cuss From Hoe
Cuss From Hoe in Paramus, New Jersey

El Greco
EL Greco in Bricktown, New Jersey
EL Greco band line up

Bar Casablanca
Bar Casablanca in Brielle, New Jersey

Guilio's
Giulio's South in Asbury Park, New Jersey
Giulio"s North was located in Warrenville, New Jersey... Somerset County


Paradox / Shout / The Club House
Paradox Nightclub / Shout / The Club House in Plainfield, New Jersey

The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse 1984 in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
The Lighthouse in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey present day July 2016. It's a bar / restaurant now
The Lighthouse in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey present day July 2016. It's a bar / restaurant now


Red Baron / Sgt. Pepper's
The Red Baron and then Sgt. Pepper's route 35 Hazlet, New Jersey

Big Man's West
Big Man's West Red Bank, New Jersey
Ticket stub collection from Big Man's West


Ruins Cafe
The Ruins Cafe in Lodi, New Jersey

The Wreck Room / Rock The House
The old Wreck Room sign in Wallington, New Jersey
The old Wreck Room building in Wallington, New Jersey
The old Wreck Room building in Wallington, New Jersey
The old Wreck Room building in Wallington, New Jersey
The old Wreck Room building in Wallington, New Jersey
The old Wreck Room building in Wallington, New Jersey
The old Wreck Room building in Wallington, New Jersey

A's Cafe
A's Cafe in Bergenfield, New Jersey
The old A's cafe building for sale in Bergenfield, New Jersey
The old A's cafe building for sale in Bergenfield, New Jersey
The old A's cafe building for sale in Bergenfield, New Jersey



The Caves / Demyan's
Demyan's then later became The Caves on Staten Island, New York

Governors Inn
Governor's Inn in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
Governor's Inn sign on display at the Lake Hopatcong Museum at Hopatcong State park with the club owner "Big" Al Kessel

Studio One
Studio One in Newark, New Jersey

The Oak Beach Inn... OBI... in Oak Beach on Jones Beach Island, Long Island, New York
The Oak Beach Inn... OBI... in Oak Beach on Jones Beach Island, Long Island, New York
The Oak Beach Inn... OBI... in Oak Beach on Jones Beach Island, Long Island, New York
The Oak Beach Inn... OBI... in Oak Beach on Jones Beach Island, Long Island, New York
The Oak Beach Inn... OBI... in Oak Beach on Jones Beach Island, Long Island, New York
The Oak Beach Inn August 15, 1980
The Oak Beach Inn... in Oak Beach on Jones Beach Island, Long Island, New York
The Oak Beach Inn... in Oak Beach on Jones Beach Island, Long Island, New York
Save the Oak Beach Inn bumpersticker
Oak Beach Inn

Malibu Night Club
Malibu Night Club in Lido Beach Long Island, New York
Malibu Night Club in Lido Beach Long Island, New York
The Malibu night club in Lido Beach Long Island, New York
The Culture Club on stage at The Malibu Night Club in Lido Beach Long Island, New York 1983
Inside The Malibu night club in Lido Beach Long Island, New York
Inside The Malibu night club in Lido Beach Long Island, New York
Inside The Malibu night club in Lido Beach Long Island, New York

The Dublin Pub
The Dublin Pub in New Hyde Park, New York

Sundance
Sundance club in Bayshore, Long Island

Kenny's Castaway's
Kenny's Castaway's in Manhattan, New York
Kenny's Castaway's in Manhattan, New York

The Crazy Country Club in Brooklyn, New York
The Crazy Country Club in Brooklyn, New York

The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey
The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey
The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey
The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey
The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey

Salt 'n Pepper / Gulliver's
Salt 'n Pepper and then Gulliver's in Port Chester, New York

Creation (Was Faces before that)
Creation marquee in West Orange, New Jersey

The Green Parrot
The Green Parrot in Neptune, New Jersey
The Green Parrot in Neptune, New Jersey
The Green Parrot in Neptune, New Jersey
The Green Parrot rock club in Neptune, New Jersey


Zaffy's
Zaffy's rock club in Piscataway, New Jersey


The Meadow Brook
The Meadow Brook in Cedar Grove, New Jersey
The Meadowbrook
The Meadow Brook button in Cedar Grove, New Jersey
The Meadow Brook in Cedar Grove, New Jersey
The Meadow Brook in Cedar Grove, New Jersey
The Meadow Brook
That's Bruce DeVito... DJ/Manager of the club. Thanx for posting those great photo's of the club Bruce!
The Meadow Brook is now a church in Cedar Grove, New Jersey




Dodd's
Dodd's rock emporium East Orange, New Jersey
Dodd's
Dodd's
Dodd's




Kimberly's Inn
Kimberly's Inn in Wayne, New Jersey


The Rock Quarry
The Rock Quarry rock club in Parsipany, New Jersey


Kandy Bar Rock Cafe
Kandy Bar Rock Cafe in Lodi, New Jersey


Sparks
Spark's rock club in Long Island, New York


(formally The Hunka Bunka Ballroom dance club)
The Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey
Hunka Bunka... pre Starland
Hunka Bunka... pre Starland
The Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey after superstorm Sandy 2012



Hammerheads rock club in Long Island, New York
Hammerhead's T-shirt celebrating Twisted Sister's 2000th show. Fuck yeah!!


Rock Away
Rock-Away rock club in Rockaway Beach Long Island, New York
Rock Away rock club promotion.


The Hole In The Wall / Pebbles
Backstage pass for Pebbles rock club... which was The Hole In The Wall before that in Rochelle Park, New Jersey


The Turtle Brook Inn
The Turtlebrook Inn in West Orange, New Jersey


The Loop Lounge in Passaic, New Jersey


Aldo's
Aldo's in Lyndhurst, New Jersey


Glen Island Casino
The Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, New York present day
The Glen Island Casino 1950's top & present day
The Glen Island Casino
The Glen Island Casino matchbook



Fore n' Aft rock club
Fore n' Aft rock club
Fore n' Aft rock club
Fore n' Aft rock club
Fore n' Aft rock club buttons
Fore n' Aft rock club
Fore n' Aft rock club
The Fore 'n Aft South in White Plains
Fore n' Aft rock club present day


The Dirt club Bloomfield, New Jersey


Canoe Place Inn... CPI... Hampton's Long Island, New York
Canoe Place Inn... CPI... Hampton's Long Island, New York
Canoe Place Inn... CPI... Hampton's Long Island, New York
Canoe Place Inn... CPI... Hampton's Long Island, New York
Canoe Place Inn... CPI... Hampton's Long Island, New York
Canoe Place Inn... CPI... Hampton's Long Island, New York
Canoe Place Inn... CPI... Hampton's Long Island, New York
Canoe Place Inn... CPI... Hampton's Long Island, New York
Canoe Place Inn... CPI... Hampton's Long Island, New York




List of clubs I have not found photo's of yet


007
516
23 Valley Street
A Touch Of Glass
Abbey Road
Ace-In-The-Hole
Angle
Apples
Apple Annie's
After Dark
The Aftermath
The Alamo
The Amusement Park
The Arlington Lounge
The Arrow Lounge
Aunt Kate's
Baby Hughie's
Back Stage
Backstreets Pub
The Ballroom
Barkers
The Beach House
The Bedroom
The Belmont Cafe
The Best Inn
The Body Shop
Bogey's
Bojangles
Bonnie's Roxx
Bottle Hill Pub
The Buccaneer
Bullwinkles
Butch's Place
Butterfield's
CC Mugs
Capricorn
Carol's Place
Casbah
Casey O'Toole's
The Cave at Scandia Spa Hotel
(29 seconds into the footage... it's quick, but still cool
and some nice pic's of the inside and out from the website.
It still looks the same... awesome!)
The Chance
Channel 80's
Charley Kelly's
Cheers
The Chessmen
Chevy's
The China Club
City Garden's
Classic's Cafe
The Clinton Manor
Club 210
Club 57
Club Choo Choo
Club Xanadu
Collage
College Manor
Colorado Cafe
Connections
The Cove
The Crazy Donkey
Crazy Horse cafe
The Cricket Club
Cross Key's
Cryan's
Crystal Palace
The Crystal Wave
Danny's Inn
Deja Vu
Detroit was Happy Daze before that
Dock Side
Dome 3
Donovan's
Dweet's North
Edgar's pub
Englander's
Escapades
The Exchange
Faces Rock Club
Fallin' Station Saloon
Farcher's Grove
The Fastlane 2
February's
Finish Line
Firehouse Pub
The Flying Dutchman
Focus
The Forest Edge
The 4 o'Clock Lounge
The Foxes Lair
Freddy's
Funky Times
The Galaxy
Gatsby's
Gatto's
Gemini 2
Giggles Pub
Giulio's
The Goal Post
Good Time Charlie's
The Goose 'n Gander
The Great Escape
Hambone Kelly's
The Hayloft
Heaven
Hitching Post Lounge
Hot Rocks
Hotel California
The Hound & Hare
Hurricane Alley
Illusions
Industry
Jade Fountain
Jammer's
The Jetty
Jimmy Reid's
JJ's
JP's
Joe Pops'
Joey Harrison's
John Barleycorn
Joran's
JT Richard's
The Junk Yard Pub
Just Out
Kerwin's
Left Bank
Lili Marlene's ROCK, ROCK
The Lion Club
Live Tonight
Lone Star Cafe
The Long Pond Inn
The Long Run
The Machine
Main Street Exchange
Manhattan
Mar's
Marshmallow's
Maximus
The Melody Bar
Mel's Lounge
The Metro
Michelangelo's
Motionz
Mr. Muggs
Mr. T's
Mulchahy's
Murphy's Crocodile Inn
Mr. Nick's
Mrs. Jay's
My Way Lounge
Nelly's
New Bell
Newport Inn
Nickels Alley
Night Moves
Night Owl's
NJ ROXX
Nobody's Inn
The Nook
The North Shore House
Nylons
O'Harah's Pub
The Old Homestead
The Old Straw Hat
The Old West
On Broadway
On The Boardwalk
Orangeburg Pub
The Orbit Inn and then it became The Third Set
Orphan Annie's
(Scroll down to the 9th photo, look for St George in bold)
The Parker House
Patrix's
Packee's Pub
The Pandemonium
Pappy's Road House
The Penalty Box
The Pier pub
The Pipeline
Playpen
(another Art Stock club in Diamond Beach
way down south Jersey)
Plum
Pompton Pub
Pop's
Port Chester Club
Purple Haze
The Quarry
Quarter Deck Ship Bottom
Raritan Manor
Raspberries
Red Fox Inn
The Red Rail
Reggie's
Right Track Inn
The Rip Tide
The River
Riverview
The Rock Machine
The Rock View
Rockaway Rock 'n Roll Club
Rocky's
Rollin' Stone
Rosebud's
The Royal Manor North
Rum Runners
Rumble Seat
Rumours
The Rusty Nail
The Sandbar
The Sand Piper
Sand Stone
The Saint
The Salty Dog
Shannon's
The School House
Sherri's
Sherwood at Forest Lodge
The Silver Dollar
Session 73
Shady Lane
Ship Wheel Inn
The Silo Pub
The Silver Dollar
Slater's Mill
The Sly Fox
Solomon Grundy's
Someplace Else
The Soap Greek Saloon
The Speakeasy
Spit
Spy's
The Squire Lounge
SRO Cafe
The Stable
Stage
The Stage Door
Starship
The Stirling Hotel
Stone Fox
The Strawberry Patch
The Summerhill Inn
The Sunshine In
The Surf Club
The Surf Club North
Swift Kick
TG's
Third Rail
Thirsty Ear
The Thirsty Stone
The Tiger's Tail
Time Out
Tony Marts
Traces
Trax
The Tin Lizzie Garage
Uncle Bob's Rock 'n Funhouse
Uncle Sams
Used To Be's
Valentino's
Valley Street 23
Voodoo
Wallace's
Wally Wag's
Walley's
The Werx
The Whipping Post
Wild Mikes
Willie McBrides
Willy's
World Stage
Wurlitzers







Go to The Rock Club Daze...
Part 2
The Bands


Go to The Rock Club Daze...
Part 3
The Ad's & Promotions





Thanx for the memories muthafucka's!!


later... tommy