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Gary U.S. Bonds

August 22, 2016 at 6pm


Gary U.S. Bonds is a world-famous rocker and R&B singer best known for his classic hits “New Orleans” and “Quarter to Three.”

Bonds—originally from Jacksonville, Fl.—grew up in Norfolk, Va., where he began his singing career in church and with a local band called The Turks. After signing with producer Frank Guida’s Legrand Records, Bonds earned his first hit, “New Orleans,” at age 19. A string of hits followed, including “School Is Out,” “Dear Lady Twist,” and “Quarter to Three,” which held No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for two weeks in 1961 and appears on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

The prolific singer/songwriter has had a remarkable career, including a stint in the 1960s headlining above rising stars The Beatles. “This Little Girl,” his 1981 comeback hit, reached No. 11 on Billboard’s pop chart and No. 5 on its mainstream rock chart. The track appeared on Dedication, a collaborative effort between Bonds, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt that was followed by On the Line (1982). Bonds continues to release albums and remains a fan-favorite on the concert circuit.


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Springwood Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, United States
Springwood Park
Springwood Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, United States


Matt Hockenjos, Executive Director, Asbury Park Music Foundation

Location Info


Parking will be available on the lot across the street from the park on Springwood Avenue. There will also be free street parking available on Springwood Avenue. 

Park rules

There is no alcohol allowed at the public park. Guests may bring food an non-alcoholic beverages. Food will be available for purchase at the site. It is recommended that guests bring lawn chairs. 

Rain Location

The rain location of the event is the Asbury Park Transportation Center, located adjacent to the Police Department on Main Street in Asbury Park. The location is only 100 yards east of Springwood Park. Rain notice will be posted by 12:00pm the day of the event on the Asbury Park Music Foundation Facebook page, as well as on the Foundation's website

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