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November 29, 1988 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
Southside Johnny Lyon was always the quintessential bar rocker, the raspy singer from the Jersey shore who fronted a brassy, scruffy-looking band and sang night after night about romance and havin' a party, and about how he didn't want to go home.
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December 31, 1991 | Jerry Hicks and Rick VanderKnyff and Ann Conway
JOHNNY'S BALL: Fox TV's first run at a live New Year's Eve special from Times Square might not have the marquee names of the other networks, but it will be a national showcase for Southside Johnny of San Clemente. . . . He's Johnny Lyon, the singer who moved here two years ago from the same Jersey Shore rock scene as Bruce Springsteen and Steve Van Zandt. He's a headliner for the show, seen locally on Channel 11.
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November 30, 1991 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If they came up with a prototype for the hard-working Jersey Shore bar-band rocker, it would probably come pretty close to the real-life Southside Johnny Lyon. Pal to Bruce Springsteen and Steve Van Zandt, longtime veteran of late-night jams at such legendary Joizy clubs as the Upstage and the Stone Pony, possessor of a classic R&B growl, Lyon even named his band the Asbury Jukes after Asbury Park, the decaying resort town and center of the state's productive '70s musical scene.
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November 30, 1991 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If they came up with a prototype for the hard-working Jersey Shore bar-band rocker, it would probably come pretty close to the real-life Southside Johnny Lyon. Pal to Bruce Springsteen and Steve Van Zandt, longtime veteran of late-night jams at such legendary Joizy clubs as the Upstage and the Stone Pony, possessor of a classic R&B growl, Lyon even named his band the Asbury Jukes after Asbury Park, the decaying resort town and center of the state's productive '70s musical scene.
NEWS
December 31, 1991 | Jerry Hicks and Rick VanderKnyff and Ann Conway
JOHNNY'S BALL: Fox TV's first run at a live New Year's Eve special from Times Square might not have the marquee names of the other networks, but it will be a national showcase for Southside Johnny of San Clemente. . . . He's Johnny Lyon, the singer who moved here two years ago from the same Jersey Shore rock scene as Bruce Springsteen and Steve Van Zandt. He's a headliner for the show, seen locally on Channel 11.
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November 26, 1988 | MIKE BOEHM
Southside Johnny Lyon was always the quintessential bar rocker--the raspy singer from the Jersey shore who fronted a brassy, scruffy-looking band and sang night after night about romance and parties, and about how he didn't want to go home.
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March 11, 1991 | JEAN ROSENBLUTH
The spiritual connection between the Stone Pony, the near-legendary Asbury Park, N.J., bar where Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes got started some 15 years ago, and North Hollywood's Palomino club, where the throaty singer performed with his new band Blues De Luxe on Saturday, derives from more than just the horse references in their names.
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July 24, 1986 | DON SNOWDEN
"You sweat here as much as anywhere else in the world, let me tell ya," said Southside Johnny Lyon, and that sentiment aptly summed up the bar-band aesthetic underlying his two-hour set at the Palace on Tuesday.
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December 1, 1988 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
like, say, the one Tuesday at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano--maybe feeling a little sad, maybe feeling a little lonely, maybe feeling a little bit old--and after a 2-hour set of Jukes-box classics, you walk out feeling like a million bucks. That, ladies and gentlemen, is, in simplest terms, why Southside and the Jukes just may be what they have been called time and again, "the world's greatest bar band."
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November 29, 1988 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
Southside Johnny Lyon was always the quintessential bar rocker, the raspy singer from the Jersey shore who fronted a brassy, scruffy-looking band and sang night after night about romance and havin' a party, and about how he didn't want to go home.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 1988 | MIKE BOEHM
Southside Johnny Lyon was always the quintessential bar rocker--the raspy singer from the Jersey shore who fronted a brassy, scruffy-looking band and sang night after night about romance and parties, and about how he didn't want to go home.
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December 31, 1992 | Mike Boehm
1. Peter Himmelman (Coach House, San Juan Capistrano). This most serious-minded of rock songwriters did justice to his deeply probing, loftily aspiring songs, but it was his flashing wit and gift for comic improvisation that made this such a surprising, thoroughly entertaining show. 2. Lou Reed (Greek Theatre, Los Angeles). Playing on the night L.A.
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March 12, 1993 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the start of a concert captured on his magnificent "Reach Up and Touch the Sky" album in 1981, Southside Johnny Lyon gave his fans a good scare. "Hey listen, it's gonna be one of those relaxed nights, you know?" he began. "Y'all had Jackson Browne in here last night and the Doobie Brothers, so we're gonna put on our earphones and just sort of relax, take it easy. Play a little West Coast rock."
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