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Joe Lynn Turner
« on: February 24, 2016, 09:37:45 AM »
http://www.northjersey.com/arts-and-entertainment/music/north-jersey-s-joe-lynn-turner-in-a-rare-stateside-gig-1.1516835?page=all

WHO: Joe Lynn Turner and Steve Bello.

WHAT: Melodic rock.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Mexicali Live, 1409 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck. 201-833-0011 or mexicalilive.com.

HOW MUCH: $22.50.

MORE INFO: joelynn turner.com.



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Re: Joe Lynn Turner
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 04:14:19 PM »
The article mentions Fandango as being Joe's first professional band (i.e., signed to a recording contract).

I shot their farewell - I'm guessing it was a "farewell" to the local scene - on April 17, 1977 at The Jail in Hillsdale. Members of other local bands - such as Triad and DeWaves - were on stage at various times during the show.

In the below photo, Joe (far left) is playing with some of them and also with Fandango's Rick Blakemore (second from the right). Rick died in a car accident in 1983.

I've never seen anyone mention the fact that Joe went directly from Rick Blakemore to Richie Blackmore as his lead guitarist - two Richards with nearly identical last names from two different countries.

The only other Fandango member I sorta recognize is Bob Danyls, whose head is totally blocked, but he has a cast on his left wrist that made playing his bass a bit of a problem.


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Re: Joe Lynn Turner
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 02:40:26 PM »
Look what I found - my May 12, 1978 photo pass for Fandango opening for the Charlie Daniels Band at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic.

If you're interested, there's a Joe Lynn Turner listing on http://bobleafe.com/ that shows pictures of Joe from 1978 to 1990, including a shot from that Capitol Theatre show that shows Joe and the late Rick Blakemore.
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Re: Joe Lynn Turner
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 11:41:27 AM »
If I'm not mistaken, he lived on Summit Ave right?

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Re: Joe Lynn Turner
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2016, 01:45:00 PM »
Right.
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