Lost and found: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes 'New Romeo'
The New Jersey rock community was fertile ground in the ‘80s as bands like Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band and Bon Jovi were among the biggest sellers of the decade. Highly regarded by their fellow Garden State natives, but less successful was Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes.
Considered the “Grandfather of the New Jersey Sound,” Southside Johnny have released a slew of records since the mid-70s and in the ‘80s were always popping up with videos for their songs, including 1984’s New Romeo, which peaked at No. 103 on the singles chart.
Southside Johnny was also involved in several prominent ‘80s movies as he served as a technical advisor on Eddie and the Cruisers and his band appears in Elisabeth Shue’s Adventures in Babysitting as the frat-party band. Just like his other New Jersey rockers, Southside Johnny stills tirelessly performs in concert all over the country.