Atlantic City, this down-on-her-heels dowager of a tourist spot and convention town, still had a strong nightlife pulse at “KY and The Curb,” which is what hipsters of the day called the intersection of Kentucky and Arctic avenues.
Tony Pace never quite pictured himself in the same league as elite NFL quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Yet the versatile, do-it-all entertainer has something in common with two of the best signal-callers in professional football. Each has become particularly adept at looking over the defense (or audience) as he approaches the line of scrimmage (or the stage) and then adjusts the play (or show) accordingly.
Although they consistently began knocking homegrown groups out of the Top 10, not every American musical act wanted to take up arms against the British invasion in the early 1960s. Two of the biggest acts from either side of the pond actually had a mutual admiration thing going during the us-vs.-them period of modern music. Turns out The Beatles and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were big fans of one another.
Most musicians who were members of one of the best-selling, longest-running bands in the history of rock ‘n’ roll probably wouldn’t have taken the phone call. But Tom Gimbel was all ears in 1995 when Mick Jones and Lou Gramm asked him to leave Aerosmith to join Foreigner.