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Hackensack Main Street Festival 2010
« on: October 02, 2010, 06:52:55 PM »
The main reason I went to this year's street festival was one of nostalgia. The guitarist for Fillet of Soul was an old friend named Joe Murray, whom I hadn't seen in over 30 years.

Joe played in Pegasus back then and that was the local band that I basically sharpened my concert-shooting skills on. While I was talking to him after the show, another Pegasus member showed up (Ted the bass player!), so it was a nice little reunion.

You can see Joe and his red guitar in the next-to last picture. The last picture is a now-and-then, showing Joe after the show and when I shot him in Pegasus in April of 1977 (not sure of the venue).



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Re: Hackensack Main Street Festival 2010
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 03:43:32 PM »
Thanks, BLeafe.  Neat pix... you are a gifted photog.

Didn't Joe Pizza and Steve Moon play in Fillet of Soul as well?  I may be confused, but wasn't Steve the lead singer and Joe the bassist?  I also remember seeing the band at Arcola Pool back in the day.  Good music.

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Re: Hackensack Main Street Festival 2010
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 12:38:41 AM »
Thanks for the kind words.

I really couldn't tell you who was in FoS back then because I didn't follow them.

I stuck mainly with Pegasus because the lead singer was my roommate. Other than that, I wasn't overly-involved with the local scene. There were bigger fish to fry.



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Re: Hackensack Main Street Festival 2010
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 05:55:18 AM »
Well deserved...

I suppose I should have framed the time/space continuum a little bit better- I was talking about the mid-sixties when I would see the FOS band at Arcola.   Of interest to other readers here who may have not made the connection, the Joe Pizza I speak of is the same ex-Summit Ave-dwelling, supporter of Mayor Zisa and fan of Borg woods.  That's a mouthful!  I was friends with Joe's younger brother Frank in Boyscout Troop 15 (that met at the First Congregational Church in those days).

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Re: Hackensack Main Street Festival 2010
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 09:30:57 AM »
Steve Moon sang for The Filet of Soul. Joey Pizza and Ronnie Maninno had their own group one of the names being "Muffin".

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Re: Hackensack Main Street Festival 2010
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 10:01:10 AM »
I was friends with Joe's younger brother Frank in Boyscout Troop 15 (that met at the First Congregational Church in those days).
If your sister is Geri, I knew her, too!

There was a Frank Pizza who pitched for the Hackensack Red Wings in the 40s (see pic below). Could he be your friend's father?

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Re: Hackensack Main Street Festival 2010
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 08:54:23 PM »
Joe Pizza's father is Joe Pizza, Sr.  Sr. lived on Clinton Place just west of Clarendon in a small ranch house.  Unsure if Frank Pizza is related.

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Re: Hackensack Main Street Festival 2010
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2010, 07:05:40 PM »
Yes one and the same.   The Frank Pizza I knew would have been born circa 1953... Joe is a bit older.

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Re: Hackensack Main Street Festival 2010
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2010, 07:11:01 PM »
I was friends with Joe's younger brother Frank in Boyscout Troop 15 (that met at the First Congregational Church in those days).
If your sister is Geri, I knew her, too!

There was a Frank Pizza who pitched for the Hackensack Red Wings in the 40s (see pic below). Could he be your friend's father?

All that info is here:

http://www.hackensacknow.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=abb9e0b2abe26dc912d37baeb971f52b&topic=1647.0


Geri IS my sister. You must be an old HTS'er.



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Re: Hackensack Main Street Festival 2010
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2010, 07:29:08 AM »
Steve Moon sang for The Filet of Soul. Joey Pizza and Ronnie Maninno had their own group one of the names being "Muffin".

Bingo!  I stand/sit corrected.  Thanks for helping my crooked memory.
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