Saturday, April 11, 2009
The Satellite Lounge, Cookstown NJ
The Satellite Lounge, Cookstown NJ.
Owner Carlo Rossi.
Many Burg area folks familiar with this club near Fort Dix.
It was open from the 1960s to the 1980s according to my
records and many national acts played here.
Springsteen, Kiss,Molly Hatchet, King Diamond, The Young
Rascals. A local band called Good Wood.
Our own Sax played here for years as part of the house
Carlo was a very colorfull man...there is that legendary story about when Foghat played at The Satellite that goes like this...Carlo owner told the band Foghat to turn volume down numerous times and finally he came out of the office with a shotgun (I think is was a handgun..he always carried one) and shot out the PA. I played there in '68 - '69 and we always had a good relationship with Carlo. Groups I remember: chuck berry, ben e king, the platters, soul survivors, association, dennis yost/classics four, peaches&herb, and my buddies jay & the americans. I'll have to really tax my brain for more...or yes, and Trenton's own MonkeyMen and Valentine (with Frank Stallone). Also the group "Fire" from Bordentown.
Sax band was called Peters Surprize or Surprize.