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The Lords of 52nd Street: Suicide Prevention Benefit Concert

If you love Billy Joel, then you love The Lords of 52nd Street- a name given to Billy Joel’s original band members by the legendary producer Phil Ramone and Billy Joel, himself. The Lords of 52nd Street are Billy Joel’s original band, including Liberty DeVitto on drums, Russell Javors on rhythmic guitar, and Richie Cannata on saxophone and keyboards. The band members (along with Doug Stegmeyer – bass guitar) recorded the unforgettable Empire State love song, "New York State of Mind," and the Turnstiles album, before teaming up with Ramone. What made the music on this album so special, was the dedicated and loyal New York musicians behind its creation. When Billy and the Band teamed up with legendary producer Ramone, they first recorded “The Stranger.” The album was a commercial success, it holds a RIAA diamond certification (10x platinum), and several #1 singles including, “Only The Good Die Young” and “Just The Way You Are”. The Lords of 52nd Street, alongside the Piano Man, led an international tour, and performed at famous arenas including, Wembley Stadium, Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Nassau Coliseum, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Budokan, and the LA Forum. They continued to create many other successful albums including “52nd Street”, “Glass Houses”, “The Nylon Curtain”. The band recorded and toured with Joel for over a decade. In 2014, Javors, Cannata, and DeVitto (with Stegmeyer, posthumously) were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. It wasn't until their induction into the Hall of Fame that they decided to reunite after a 30-year separation and began performing in front of live audiences together. Fans declared that The Lords’ live performances sound just like the original recordings with Billy Joel, if not better. The Lords of 52nd Street perform regularly for live audiences in public and private events, and continue to awe fans from around the world.  The proceeds from the concert will benefit the newly formed, SRF Suicide Prevention Research and Training Project at Monmouth University’s School of Social Work. The SRF Project at Monmouth works to prevent suicide with several populations including youth and veterans. The benefits from the concert will be put toward the development and dissemination of training materials to help people identify when a person is at risk for suicide and what to do and say if they are concerned. The initial focus will be on the development of training materials for sports coaches in all year-round sport facilities (i.e. clubs/AAU programs). Please come out and hear some great music and support a great cause. For more information about the SRF project at Monmouth please contact, Michelle Scott, Ph.D. at Tickets for this benefit concert are available online at or by calling the box office at 732-263-6889. Tickets range in price from $40 to $100.  


One day

Event Start Date

Friday, 08 December 2017

Event End Date

Friday, 08 December 2017

Event Start Time

7:30 PM

Event End Time

11:30 PM


400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

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