Once again, greeting and salutations. And as usual, it all begins again this weekend - the official opening of our 44th year at Memories in Margate. And from all indications, this summer will be bombastic. With the crazy weather we've had, people are looking forward to getting down to the shore where the temperatures are reported to be in the 80s all weekend long.

And of course, with the opening of Memories it's also the opening of our Sunday afternoon jam sessions at La Costa in Sea Isle. And remember, we're switching the Golden Nugget from Thursdays to Tuesdays, and from indoors to outdoors on the Deck for the rest of the season beginning on June 21. And for you folks who are reading this from Philly, the Lehigh Valley and New York, starting on June 23 through Labor Day we will resume our Thursday happy hours at the Sands in Bethlehem, Pa.

And good news for our Wildwood fans - starting June 28 and for the entire summer, we will be at the Cattle 'n Clover on Pacific Avenue at 8 p.m. right after our happy-hour dance party at Golden Nugget.

So here's wishing all of you a very happy Memorial Day Weekend and a great, great summer. And for Memorial Day, a salute to all our veterans and servicemen, past and present, who have made America one of the greatest countries in the world to live in.

Now let’s ask the Geator ...

Hi, Jerry, I hope to make it to Memories this Friday, May 27, for the first weekend of the new season. Will Memories be opened at 4:00 pm? -- Larry McDermott, Williamstown

Yes, Memories will be open Friday and Saturday starting at 4 p.m. and on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend starting at 6. We will go live on the air Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. on Cruisin' 92.1, which you can hear online via TuneIn.com (go to Radio Schedule at Geator.net for instructions.) And on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. we will be live locally on KOOL 98.3 FM.

And special news for Sunday - Bobby Rydell will be with us starting at 8 p.m. for an exclusive question-and-answer session with the Geator and Dave Spatz on WOND News Talk 1400 (WONDRadio.com), and then for a book signing in the Geator Garden with his band-new autobiography "Teen Idol on the Rocks." I will be at Memories right after we finish at La Costa and you'll be able to dance and party with us all night long.

Quick question: did the Bristol Stomp dance start out with the kids before the “Bristol Stomp” record came out? Thanks -- Jim Waters, Gloucester City

The song came out after the dance. The kids used to stomp to different songs including “Pretty Little Angel Eyes” and “Let's Stomp.” Kal Mann of Cameo-Parkway was at one of the dances in Bristol and observed the kids doing the stomp to “Every Day of the Week” by the Students. He and Dave Appel wrote “Bristol Stomp” and originally recorded it with Dave’s son’s group Terry & the Applejacks, and then with the Dovells, whose version became a smash. And if you listen to the Dovells’ version of “Bristol Stomp,” you will notice that the beginning is identical to “Every Day of the Week” by the Students.

Do you remember giving away cans of pasta fagioli on your TV show? -- Carol Burton (via Facebook)

Sure do. At that time we were on the air five days a week from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. during the summertime. I had Sammy Davis Jr. on as co-host for a whole week and one of the segments we did was a cooking show where we made pasta fagioli and Rick Ciccotelli, who owned Cento, gave away cans of Cento pasta fagioli. Great memories.

 

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