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Oct 18, 2012 12:00AM
This January, a legendary singer will lend her voice to the fight against of Parkinson’s Disease. Light of Day, the Asbury Park festival that has grown into a worldwide series of performances to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease research, has netted Darlene Love for its main event. The singer and actress, who did her best-known work with legendary producer Phil Spector in the 1960s,...
Jan 15, 2011 12:00AM
It had been a boisterous Saturday night in Asbury Park. A marathon five and a half hours of guitar rock, broken only by brief occasional acoustic interludes, had set the sold-out house astir. But shortly after midnight, all motion at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park stopped. Every head was turned to center stage as the curtain went up on a solo Bruce Springsteen, who held the audience spellbo...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
By Michelle Gladden, January 15, 2012ASBURY PARK — It was just about noon Sunday. More than half of the Ocean Avenue Watermark crowd had been at Saturday night's Paramount Theater when Bruce Springsteen led the 2 a.m. group sing-along of "Thunder Road." Yet there they were, singer/songwriters and music lovers alike, many with either coffee, beer or a Bloody Mary in hand, poised to kick off ...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
By Kelly-Jane Cotter, January 16, 2012 ASBURY PARK — After performing for more than two hours, Bruce Springsteen led a group sing-along of "Thunder Road" at 2 a.m. to wrap up Saturday night's Light Of Day concert at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.Even then, he seemed reluctant to stop.Springsteen had given his audience an arena-sized show in a theater setting, opening with a solo acou...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
By Tris McCall/The Star-Ledger, January 15, 2011 The element of surprise was almost entirely gone, and no one minded. Everybody at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park on Saturday night expected Bruce Springsteen to close the evening with an unannounced concert. He'd played for two hours at Light of Day 2011; he'd have to try to match or top that, wouldn't he?Match it he did. Bruce Springsteen clo...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
By Andy Greene, January 15, 2012 To someone passing by the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park last night, the sight of fans standing in the freezing cold, desperately pleading with complete strangers for extra tickets probably seemed a little odd. After all, the biggest names on the bill for the Light of Day Parkinson's benefit were David Bromberg, Garland Jeffreys and Southside Johnny. They'd prob...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
by John Pfeiffer, February 4, 2010Light Of Day, Day Two At The Paramount Theater, Jan.16 What do you get when you combine big named headlining gold with a noble cause and a whole lotta of people? Light Of Day, of course. This year's three-day benefit was bigger than ever and purportedly raised an estimated $90,000 in the effort to battle the debilitating Parkinson's Disease and provide funds for ...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
by Stan Goldstein, Published: Sunday, January 17, 2010, 4:15 AMOne of those special nights happened in Asbury Park on Saturday night.The first of hopefully many more special nights of the new decade.A tan and very fit looking Bruce Springsteen played with Willie Nile, Jesse Malin and later did 11 songs with Joe Grushecky til 1:10 a.m.The 10th Anniversary Light of Day shows were defintely among the...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Op woensdag 9 december komt de concertreeks van Light Of Day naar ons land. In Bar Mondial in hartje Antwerpen staan dan onder meer Joe d'Urso en Willie Nile op het podium. Light Of Day is een evenement dat sedert tien jaar georganiseerd wordt en geld inzamelt voor het onderzoek naar de ziekte van Parkinson.Gestart als een eenmalig evenement met Joe Grushecky en een gastoptreden van Bruce Springst...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
By Emily FahertyNew Jersey MonthlySeptember 2009"I'm not the type of person who can sit idly by and let things happen," says Bob Benjamin. "If I can do something, I do it."In 1996, Benjamin, then 38, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. True to his credo, he established the Light of Day Foundation, which holds benefit concerts to raise awareness of Parkinson's as well as funds to fight it and r...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
By Alex BieseMetromixOctober 30, 2008After traveling to Sayreville's Starland Ballroom in 2007, Light of Day returns this year to Asbury Park with not one but two shows in the Shore city.This marks the ninth year for the concerts, which work to raise money for the fight against Parkinson's disease by supporting research into finding a cure and helping those who suffer from the degenerative neurolo...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
By JAY LUSTIGPHOTOS BY JERRY McCREA/THE STAR-LEDGERSTAR-LEDGER STAFFIt wasn't the first time he had fallen. But this time was different.It was the night of Jan. 13. A Friday. Bob Benjamin lay on the floor of the kitchen of his Highland Park apartment, unable to move.He had no food and nothing to drink, except a bottle of soda he was able to knock off the bottom shelf of his refrigerator. He couldn...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Home News Tribune Online12/5/06By CHRIS JORDANSTAFF WRITERFrom afar, there might have been doubts that the legions of kids, teens and 20somethings who assembled at Starland Balloon in Sayreville Sunday night did not catch on that it was the third show of the annual Light of Day Parkinson's disease benefit.Those doubts were convincingly dispelled when Light of Day founder Bob Benjamin of Highland P...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Home News Tribune Online12/4/06By CHRIS JORDANSTAFF WRITERSAYREVILLE — The Boss came to town Saturday night. Freehold-born rocker Bruce Springsteen performed with the bands Marah and Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers Saturday night at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville in day two of this year's Light of Day Parkinson's Disease benefit concerts.Springsteen sang lead on a cover of Eddie Floy...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Monday, December 04, 2006BY JAY LUSTIGStar-Ledger Staff"I danced till a quarter to three," Bruce Springsteen has often sung on his cover of the Gary U.S. Bonds hit, "Quarter To Three." And Saturday night, he almost did just that.It was shortly after 2:30 a.m. when he left the stage at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, having reasserted his supremacy in the field of loud, raw rock'n' roll. Those...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 11/8/05BY RICHARD SKELLYCORRESPONDENTWhat do Southside Johnny, Robert Earl Keen, Soozie Tyrell, Gary U.S. Bonds, Pete Yorn, Joe Grushecky, Jess Klein, Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg, Cindy Bullens, Willie Nile, Jesse Malin, Jeffrey Gaines and Garland Jeffreys have in common? All of them put their egos aside for the sake of a common cause this past weekend, at the an...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Tuesday, November 08, 2005 BY JAY LUSTIG Star-Ledger Staff The bad news was that Bruce Springsteen didn't show up. The good news was everything else. The Light of Day 6 concerts that took place Friday at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park and Saturday and Sunday at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville raised approximately $150,000 for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation and the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 11/4/05 BY RICHARD SKELLY CORRESPONDENT Singer/songwriter Willie Nile, who performs Saturday at the sixth annual Light of Day concert series, has been on board with the fund-raising event from the beginning. Known for his sharp lyrical wit and energetic live performances, Nile has a perfect attendance record when it comes to playing for this particular cause, Pa...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Friday, November 04, 2005 BY JAY LUSTIG Star-Ledger Staff The "Light of Day" series of benefit concerts, organized annually since 2000, has brought many of the same artists back year after year. Rockers like Joe Grushecky and Willie Nile are perennials, and Bruce Springsteen, though never confirmed ahead of time, has jumped onstage each year. One of this year's most notable new faces is roots-r...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Home News Tribune Online 10/22/05 By CHRIS JORDAN STAFF WRITER cjordan@thnt.com The Light of Day concerts are getting bigger and brighter. Organizer Bob Benjamin of Highland Park has announced an expanded lineup for the Friday, Nov. 4 Light of Day at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, adding La Bamba's Big Band with Southside Johnny and the Pete Yorn Band. Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Yorn...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Upstage Magazine January 2005 "At the end of the day what good is all this noise if it can't do some good in this world?" - Willie Nile on the Light of Day benefit concerts. Bob Benjamin is a name known to Jersey Shore music fans through his annual Light of Day fund-raising concerts that raise funds for research into a cure and treatments for Parkinson's Disease and ALS. There is more to Benjami...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Published in the Asbury Park Press 11/09/04 By RICHARD SKELLY CORRESPONDENT There was lots of bonding going on at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park over the weekend. Musicians performed together on stage. Audience members formed new friendships and rekindled old ones, carefully maneuvering themselves in front of the stage and asking politely if they were blocking the views of others while Freehold na...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Published in the Asbury Park Press 11/08/04 By JEAN MIKLE STAFF WRITER The performance marked Springsteen's first public appearance since the defeat of Democrat John Kerry, whom he had strongly supported. ASBURY PARK -- Bruce Springsteen jammed onstage with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers at the Stone Pony early yesterday morning, making his fifth straight appearance at the annual Light of D...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Monday, November 08, 2004 BY JAY LUSTIG Star-Ledger Staff It's not always easy to predict when Bruce Springsteen is going to make one of his unbilled Jersey nightclub appearances. But one thing seems certain. When Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers play their annual set at the Light of Day benefit concert, Springsteen is going to be rocking the house with them. He has done so four times in the...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
By JOE BRESCIA Published: November 7, 2004 Bruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at the Stone Pony nightclub in Asbury Park on Saturday night, taking part in a benefit concert for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Organization. It marked his first performance since President Bush's election victory. Mr. Springsteen had campaigned for John Kerry and teamed up wi...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Published in the Home News Tribune 11/05/2004 By CHRIS JORDAN STAFF WRITER In his ice hockey playing days, Bob Benjamin was a mucker. "I was never the best skater or the best shooter, but I always worked hard," said Benjamin of his days playing intramural hockey at the Buffalo campus of the State University of New York. "I'd go into the corners and dig the puck out." Benjamin, who now lives in H...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Published in the Asbury Park Press 11/05/03 By RICHARD SKELLY CORRESPONDENT ASBURY PARK -- Bruce Springsteen joining Garland Jeffreys on stage for a blistering guitar solo, and later, a sing-along on "96 Tears" was certainly a highlight of this past weekend's "Light of Day" fund-raising concerts at The Stone Pony. The shows, now an annual event, are held to raise money for the Parkinson's Diseas...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Metro Briefing: New Jersey Published in the NY Times: November 4, 2003 Bruce Springsteen made an unexpected appearance at the Stone Pony nightclub on Saturday night, taking part in a benefit for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. He joined Garland Jeffreys, Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, Soozie Tyrell, and, at concert's end, the actor Michael J. Fox, who has Parkinson's. When Mr. Grushecky ...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Billboard Daily Music News Edited By Jonathan Cohen. November 04, 2003, 3:30 PM ET Bruce Springsteen and actor Michael J. Fox were among those who performed Saturday (Nov. 1) at the first of the two-night Light of Day concert in Asbury Park, N.J. Springsteen played with longtime friend Joe Grushecky and his band the Houserockers for more than an hour at the end of the night, joined by Fox for the...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Monday, November 03, 2003 BY JAY LUSTIG Star-Ledger Staff On the official schedule, the last act at Saturday's "Light of Day" benefit concert at the Stone Pony was listed as Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers. But no one expected that they would be on their own. Bruce Springsteen had jammed with Grushecky, his old friend and occasional collaborator, at the three previous annual "Light of Day"...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
The Omaha Weekly Reader Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen Various Artists (Schoolhouse Records) Over 35 singer/songwriters joined together to pay tribute to the everyday, workingman songs Bruce Springsteen has been serving up for the past 20 years. The collection is instantly accessible, completely rewarding and acts in a philanthropic manner by donating all of the proceeds to The Par...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
The Philadelphia Inquirer Posted on Sun, Oct. 12, 2003 The Boss has been the subject of numerous tributes. This one is for charity, and has enough inspired interpretations to make it worthwhile musically. Among the highlights: Dion, still the greatest rock-and-roll singer alive, offers a sublime doo-wop "Book of Dreams," and the other big name here, Elvis Costello, excels on a countrified "Brill...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Billboard, Oct 11, 2003 By Sharon Levine Music retail is lining up to support a new Bruce Springsteen tribute album and will donate profits from its sale to charity. Merchants including FYE, Tower Records and Borders Books & Music are donating floor and advertising space to help promote "Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen." Proceeds from sales of the two-disc compilation -- releas...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
The Associated Press / Yahoo! News - Entertainment Sat Sep 27,10:21 AM ET By LARRY McSHANE, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK - Without picking up his guitar, Bruce Springsteen (news) sounded a chord for charity. A double-CD of Springsteen songs, featuring cover versions from 37 artists spanning his 30-year career, was released this month to raise money for two charities close to the Boss' heart....
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
The Star Ledger (Newark, NJ) Sunday, September 14, 2003 You may have heard Bruce Springsteen's "My Hometown" a thousand times, but you'll still probably feel like you're listening to something new if you check out the new version of it on this two-CD, 37-track tribute album. It's by Jason Ringenberg, best known as the frontman for the country-rock band Jason & the Scorchers. He sings it in s...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Published in the Asbury Park Press 9/12/03 By KELLY-JANE COTTER Music Writer For Pete Yorn, the line "Walk tall, or baby, don't walk at all" from Bruce Springsteen's "New York City Serenade" inspires him. Jennifer Glass's heart is always broken by that last part of "Bobby Jean," specifically, "And I'm just calling one last time not to change your mind, but just to say I miss you, baby, good luck...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette For the Record: 9/12/03 Elliot Murphy writes in the liner notes that when he was approached for "Light of Day" he was the most famous artist on the list. Fortunately, before they committed this tribute to plastic, Murphy helped them come up with some household names -- Elvis Costello, Pete Yorn, Dion, Graham Parker and Billy Bragg, among them -- but the 37 cuts that make ...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
RollingStone.com Web Exclusive This isn't the first CD tribute to the Boss, but it's the most expansive, with thirty-seven artists, from Dion to Pete Yorn to unknowns, and a benefit album to boot -- money goes to fight Parkinson's disease and sarcoma. Some versions are faithful, like Joe Ely's "Working on the Highway" and Dan Bern's raw, acoustic "Thunder Road." Others are recast, not always for ...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
  (8/7/03, 4 p.m. ET) -- A September 2 release date has been set for Light Of Day: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen, a two-CD set of all-star Springsteen covers. The 37-song project features performances by Elvis Costello, Pete Yorn, Patty Griffin, Billy Bragg, Dion, Joe Ely, and E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren, among others. It was organized by Sal Trepat, the publisher of the Spanish Sp...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
BILLBOARD Edited By Jonathan Cohen. May 23, 2003, 3:55 PM ET Elvis Costello, Joe Ely, Graham Parker, Pete Yorn, and Billy Bragg are among the artists who have contributed tracks to "Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen." The two-disc covers collection was released this week in Spain; a U.S. version with extra tracks will be issued in August. Proceeds will benefit the Parkinson's Disease F...
Dec 31, 1969 7:00PM
RollingStone.com : News Elvis Costello, Pete Yorn, Billy Bragg, Dan Bern and Patty Griffin are among more than thirty artists contributing tracks to a two-CD Bruce Springsteen tribute album that will benefit two charities. Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen, to be released in August, will also feature tracks by Graham Parker, Dion, Marc Broussard, the Clarks, Elliott Murphy, Joe Grushe...
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