“UNFORTUNATELY, NOWADAYS, THE PHRASE “JERSEY SHORE” COMES WITH A LOT OF
Billy Walton guitarist and vocalist with New Jersey Rock band the Billy Walton BandThere was a
time when the Jersey Shore represented the best in American entertainment. Count Basie, Lionel
Hampton, the Rat Pack, Dick Clark, Chubby Checker, they all made stops on the Jersey Shore.
Tony Mart’s was the club Levon Helm was playing when Dylan called.
Of course we all know what happened in Asbury Park. The town, ravaged by riots in the late 60’s,
became a melting pot of musical experimentation. Late night jams that ended when the sun came...