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Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Deep in the heart of Jersey

Too cool rock 'n' roll star David Bowie has a song about New Jersey's finest entertainer, Uncle Floyd, on his new album. The song "Slip Away" is also about Oogie and Bones Boy, and includes Floyd mentions prominently in the chorus. Bowie says John Lennon turned him on to the show back in the 1970s. Floyd is still around, showing up at Club Bene in Sayreville every so often, and doing a radio show of Italian tunes in northern NJ every weekend. In fact, Floyd mentioned Laura's father on the show a few weeks ago when we were up there visiting her parents.

Posted at 10:56 PM

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Actually, There is no Club Bene anymore. It is called Krome now, and Uncle Floyd doesn't play there anymore. He does however perform every Sunday and Tuesday at the Holiday Inn bar in Wayne on Rt. 46. as well as VFW halls all across the state of NJ.

Posted by little brother at 11:00 AM, June 25, 2002 [Link]

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