John Eddie

The year was 1981. Bruce Springsteen was touring behind his new double album “The River”, and I was still in attendance at CW Post in Long Island as a film major. It was a Friday night in Cherry Hill, NJ. The bill was Gary US Bonds—who was very hot at the time and heading his own “Bruce assisted comeback”—and local New Jersey boys John Eddie And The Front Street Runners. My buddy Geoff Hoover and I were there, but I don’t remember if we bought…Continue Reading “John Eddie And The Front Street Runners Live @ Emerald City – 1981”

John Eddie Emerald City

Let me tell you about a place, somewhere up NJ way … Cherry Hill to be exact. The home of the legendary Emerald City. I had been there quite a few times to see shows, with and without my then girlfriend Dorothy. This particular evening my friend Geoff Hoover and I were there to see John Eddie & The Front Street Runners. They were opening for Gary US Bonds. Gary was having a comeback of sorts. He had a new album out that Bruce Springsteen…Continue Reading “John Eddie @ Emerald City 05.29.1981”

The A's Emerald City 1980

In my many incarnations as photographer, documenter, and fan boy, I attended quite a few shows of the local Philidelphia band … The A’s. Don’t know if I would have ever discovered them on my own, but I can thank friend and X-gFriend Dorothy for that introduction. The toughest part about all this is trying to recollect times, places, and faces from back then. I certainly remeber Richard Bush (vocals), his songwriting partner Rocco Notte (keyboards), Rick DiFonzo (guitar), Terry Bortman (bass) and Mike Snyder…Continue Reading “The A’s @ Emerald City 1980”