Once again, greeting and salutations. And yes, once again Memories is the talk of the town. We’re not even into the height of the summer, but people from all over are picking up on the party. Plus lots of bachelor and bachelorette parties are happening at this time of year. And of course, along with lots of new faces, the old crew is back on the dance floor, including the fabulous Roseanne with my good friend Dr. Hussain, Admiral Jim Eastwood and his lovely Linda, who never seem to get old. And yes, the Three Amigos -- both Justin and Sean are happily married, which means that their nightly visits to Memories might be limited. As far as Anthony, no comment.
And those lovely Longport ladies are still the toast of the town when it comes to dancing at Memories, and even though we miss mother Magdalena #1, daughter Magdalena #2 is newly wed and still makes the scene with her husband. And the rest of the Longport crew, along with Fortunato Perri, the Nasutis and the Canusos, are a part of the fabric of Memories. The good former councilman Frank DiCicco and his lovely wife Frances, along with Chuckie & Donna, alias Bugsy Siegel and Virginia Hill, are now also in attendance. And as the weeks go on, we’ll report to you about the other partying people who make the scene.
Before answering your questions, let me remind you about the brand new Chris’s Kitchen at Memories, where we now have happy hour home-made meatballs, sausage, hoagies, chicken fingers, fried raviolis and much more on Fridays and Saturdays. And look for our full summer schedule at Memories to begin June 23 with Name That Tune trivia on Thursdays and a special performance by the hot group Not Collidge Mateerial on July 14.
And if you’re in the local area but can’t be there in person, remember to tune us in on WTKU Kool 98.3 FM Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7 p.m. into the wee small hours of the morning, sponsored by the fabulous local businesses that keep the music you love on the air -- A-Plus Roofing, Bagliani's of Hammonton, Barrel’s of Margate, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Dietz & Watson, Family Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram, Jefferson Health System, La Costa Lounge, the law firm of Laffey Bucci & Kent, Primo Hoagies, the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, the Seminole Hard Rock, Talluto’s authentic Italian food, Uncle Bill's Pancake House, Wills Eye Institute, and Yuengling Breweries.
And don’t forget on June 21, our happy hours at the Golden Nugget switch to outdoors on the Deck for the rest of the summer season. Hope to see you there.
Now, let’s ask the Geator ...
I follow your Geator page on Facebook but when I listen to your show from the Golden Nugget you always say you are brain dead with Facebook and computers. So who is writing those posts I see on your page? -- Jace Janiero, Cape May
That's me but the way I do it is usually when I'm in the car on my way to one of my appearances. I dictate what I want to say to my assistant and she posts for me. Although I don’t read every single comment, she reads me many of them, and the ones that require replies will often end up right here in this column.
I heard there is going to be a movie about the rivalry between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. Do you know anything about it? – Scott, Mays Landing
Not a movie but an eight-episode TV series on the FX network scheduled for 2017 and starring Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis and Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford. It is being produced by Ryan Murphy, who also did American Horror Story and Glee.
This might seem like a strange request but it has been bothering my dad and me for years. The only version of the song "Wonderful Tonight" available anywhere is the Eric Clapton version. Not that his version isn't great, it’s just that my dad used to work in an auto body shop where his boss would always have the Geator with the Heater on the radio. He heard "Wonderful Tonight" a cappella and he believes it is the original version, but we cannot find anything anywhere about it. Do you happen to remember the group that sang it? My dad says you always knew your music and he really thinks you'll remember the song. I hope he's right (as he usually is). -- Liz Pierce and Fred Pierce, NE Philly
The Eric Clapton version is the original version -- he wrote the song in 1976. The version I play that you both remember is by Nino and the Ebb Tides, a great group from the Bronx who started way back in 1956, which is why it sounds like the original. They probably recorded it in the '80s, when they reunited to do tours, and it is on my CD Cruisin' Sounds Volume 1. There also is an a cappella version done by a very talented group called Reunion from North Jersey.
Got a question for the Geator? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and location and watch this column for the answer. For complete info on Jerry’s appearances go to Geator.net. And remember, keep on rocking, 'cause you only rock once!