Rock and Roll Meltdown: The Circus Nightclub Story 1979-1983

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ISBN: 9781457532085
220 pages

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In 1979, rock and roll was in revolution. While FM radio covered the nation with a nonstop format of Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Kansas, Styx, Led Zeppellin, and more Fleetwood Mac, it was a different story in rock clubs all over America. In dingy, sweaty venues from LA to New York, punk rock and new wave bands were retelling the rock and roll story. In New Jersey, from Ramsey to Carteret, from Hoboken and Fort Lee, to the little town of Bergenfield, it was a time of great clubs and even greater music.


About Rick Bandazian

Rick Bandazian grew up in the quiet community of Glen Rock, New Jersey. He currently resides in Wyckoff with his wife of 39 years and has two grown children. His friends and family referred to him as a hustler and a workaholic when he was just 12 years old. When he was 19, he tried unsuccessfully to buy his first piece of real estate. It was not an ordinary first investment property such as a house or condo, but instead, it was a small shopping center with seven stores and a two family home attached.



It would probably be more interesting if I said I grew up in “the hood,” but that wouldn’t be true. The town of Glen Rock, New Jersey was far from it, but not geographically or socioeconomically. Glen Rock was a quiet bedroom community with great schools, a train station, and enough friends on your street to have a kickball game every day of the week until the street lights came on.


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