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Judy Millard at that time!!!!
6/9/2011
1966 walking into the club, the group performing were singing Lollipop, Lollipop, O lolli,lolli!!!! I was about 23 years old!! Friends were drafted!!! Going off to Veitnam!!! My youth was going , going, gone!!!!! Tony Marts was my last good time!! My last happy memories!!! I'm old now!!
Jimbo
6/4/2011
Nothing beats the mid-70's with Arety, from NE Philly with their Jethro Tull and Zepellin sets!!
lupe pineda
1/29/2011
yoncencio pineda happy
Roger Evoy
12/10/2010
Roger Evoy: Around 1958 I heard my first live band at Bay Shores. There were many week ends when my friends and I enjoyed the Somers Point scene. When I finally reached legal drinking age I moved most of my attention to Tony Marts where there was lots and lots of fun. In 1967 I took an apartment in Ocean City and spent every Friday night, every Saturday matinee, every Saturday night, every Sunday matinee and every Sunday evening at Tony Marts. Every time, without exception, I had the best time of my life. During most of my pre-marriage times, I came to Wednesday Tony Marts too. Those great times continued into my marriage and until the end of TM. The last night Carmen hired me to stamp peoples wrists for reentry; he paid me with three Tony Marts T shirts. Over the years, my friendship with the Marottas has continued to grow; they are the nicest. I am so grateful to Carmen and his wife Nancy for continuing to create great musical events whose times are publicized on his web page. Thank you Carmen.

PS Carmen will probably post an evening picture of his "Pit".

Billy Hughes
12/2/2010
Hey Rocco!. I came of age when Bobby Pearson moved in next door to me. The first time I saw you guys, Bobby drank beer out of a Chuck Taylor All Star (we called them "Cons"). The Crab, the improvised intrument (lol). You guys were great and Bobby (warts and all) was the best! Good Times!
Joe Drumheller
10/25/2010
I was the leader and drummer with Auburn in 70's. Played Tony Marts, Bayshores, Dunes, Mother's, Gables, etc. Tony called us all "bumma musicians" lovingly? I remember Ricky & Rockets, Bop Shoo Bas, Hit and Run, Hereafter/Birthright, Waterfront, Sam the Band, Bonnie Parker, Supa Heat, Powers Flowers, Motheer Flag, etc. Great music in those days.
Jack Douglas
9/23/2010
One of the greatest summers of my life. Summer of 66. Played on the big stage to the right all summer long. Lived in the apartment upstairs. Ate at Coaches Corner and did the early morning thing at The Dunes. I remember the Insects, The Chrystal Ship, Tony Powers and all the rest. My band was called The Night Shift. I am still at it though. I have been producing records for many years
Jack Douglas
9/23/2010
One of the greatest summers of my life. Summer of 66. Played on the big stage to the right all summer long. Lived in the apartment upstairs. Ate at Coaches Corner and did the early morning thing at The Dunes. I remember the Insects, The Chrystal Ship, Tony Powers and all the rest. My band was called The Night Shift. I am still at it though. I have been producing records for many years
Seth Greenky
8/21/2010
Attn Jeff Reeder. I think it was you to whom I traded my Bassman bottom for your Marshall bottom in '72. Are you that guy?

My email is GreenKeyM@aol.com.

I re-read your post. I made the trade with a guitar player. I was also a keyboard player (although I also played guitar, bass and sang lead, depending upon the song).
Seth Greenky
8/21/2010
Attn Jeff Reeder. I think it was you to whom I traded my Bassman bottom for your Marshall bottom in '72. Are you that guy?

My email is GreenKeyM@aol.com.
jim dilks
7/27/2010
Just as I mentioned about the doo wop groups I was in in the 60's, we also did summertime on the pier with Ed Hurst, and the 500 club in ac...great times, I really miss them...jim
jim dilks
7/27/2010
Just as I mentioned about the doo wop groups I was in in the 60's, we also did summertime on the pier with Ed Hurst, and the 500 club in ac...great times, I really miss them...jim
Rex White
7/13/2010
I worked at Tony Marts in the late 1960s with The Fendermen. The original Fenderman were country (Mule Skinner Blues) but the group at that time was an R&B horn band. We worked opposite Gunthers Bus and they were excellent! I remember sitting in with them on trombone and even though they were not a jazzy, horn band kind of group, they were great to play with! They really inspired me during my solos. Great group.
Then there were the apartments upstairs. Those stories I cant print. The diner across the circle, Dunes till dawn. Those were the days my friend!
Great club! Great staff. Great memories!! Thanks!
Jim Dilks
5/27/2010
I had the pleasure of being in a doo wop group in 1962 and played Tony Marts with Eddie an the Crusiers also played across the street at Bay Shores and also Hy Lit had an Under 21 club there also. We did had some great times. we did Bay Shores with Joey Dee and the Starlighters and also the Isley Brothers...and also Gary US Bonds....believe me those were the days.....You younger Guys don't know what you missed in the 60's.....Jim
Jim Dilks
5/27/2010
I had the pleasure of being in a doo wop group in 1962 and played Tony Marts with Eddie an the Crusiers also played across the street at Bay Shores and also Hy Lit had an Under 21 club there also. We did had some great times. we did Bay Shores with Joey Dee and the Starlighters and also the Isley Brothers...and also Gary US Bonds....believe me those were the days.....You younger Guys don't know what you missed in the 60's.....Jim
Paul
5/23/2010
I was a big fan if Rickey & the Rockets and my aunt owned a house around the corner from Tony Marts. To young to get in at that time but loved listening to the music from her porch. What ever happened to Ricky & the Rockets? The made a come back years ago then dissappeared. Do they ever still get together?
McNick
4/29/2010
7 for a $1.00
Debi
4/21/2010
Does any one remember bands like Mararch and mace who played from 1974 to 1976
Debi
4/5/2010
TO Jeff Reeder, When did you play with Mace. I knew John Lefthead, Dave and PJ very well. I just can't place you sorry
Whoever
2/17/2010
Does anybody remember Bob Shoebop who played at Tony Mart's in the late 60"s?
Jeff Reeder
1/19/2010
I was the keyboard player in MACE.We played all summer with Ricky and the Rockets in 1972.I went from a boy to a man that summer.It used to take 20 minutes to get from the stage to upstairs above the club where we stayed.The place was jammed 7 nights a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day every summer.I'm 57 now and they were the best days of my life. Jeff
jonathan p
1/9/2010
tony mart was place i really wanted to go. i was 22 when it closed its doors forever. i wish this icon would open some day.people tell me this was THE PLACE to go.
Mike F
8/30/2009
I believe that they called it the World's Playground at one time.
Sonny
8/28/2009
Great Idea.... that slogan was first used by the Railroad to promote the Atlantic City Line... They also used "America's Great Seashore Resort". In 1993 Atlantic City trademarked the slogan. "America's Favorite Playground".... and 10 years later they turned their back on over 70 years of branding to adopt a new slogan. "Allways Turned On".... now people refer to Vegas as America's Playground
Mike S
8/28/2009
Loved Hi Hat Joes
Fred Holiday
8/28/2009
Just Bring Back Duke Macks
eleanor triboletti
7/25/2009
I remember seeing Bill Haley and the Comets with my parents at Tony mart. I was maybe seven or eight. My parents were friends of his. I will never forget, they were on top of the bar, singing and playing their instruments. A fabulous memory!!1
Seth
6/20/2009
I played "Rocco" in Ricky and The Rockets all of 1972. We toured the country that year from Brockton, Mass to Miami Beach, Fl to Chicago & McComb, Illinois to Philly (and several gigs at Dick Lee's), Scranton, PA to Savannah, GA to Nashville TN and many points in between. We paused touring for the summer and played all summer of 1972 at Tony Mart's (except for one week when we played a club in Wildwood). We lived above the club. What a great summer we had that year! And, indeed, some of the most beautiful girls in the world made it more fun.
Seth
6/20/2009
I played "Rocco" in Ricky and The Rockets all of 1972. What a great summer we had that year!
tony cherry
3/22/2009
Carmen.....tony cherry of Mace say's hello
Jack, Stuart fl
1/31/2009
Loved them. One weekend we had 5 couples at our home in OC. We all had Rickey and the Rockets T shirts in these awful colors. Had a great time.
Bob Reck
1/25/2009
I tended bar at Tont Mart's for 5-6 yrs. in the mid 60's. Anyone remember other bartenders (Old man Phil & Bobby Quinn). Bayshores, Dunes, and the bar(toilet)on the way to the Dunes,the wooden bridge, etc.
Bob Reck
don balsley
12/31/2008
bay shores was more fun when a teen and had a whaler droped an ashcan in the water near bay shores pissed a lot of people off
don balsley
12/31/2008
used to hang there new tony and his kids well
Diane Makin
9/1/2008
Back in 1938 1939 era my grandfather used to go to Tony Marts and sing.From what my Dad remembers he would just go there and talk to the piano player and then get up on stage and belt out a tune.I am intrested in finding out if anyone remembers my grandfather or anyone who might have been at that bar at that time.My grandfathers name was Albert Wood.
don balsley
7/13/2008
raised lots of hell there
Jeff Reeder
6/25/2008
I was the keyboard player in MACE.We played with Ricky and the Rockets in the summer of 1972.I was 20 then.They were some of the best memories of my life.I am 56 now and still play in a classic rock band in Clearwater Florida.I was amazed when I typed in Tony Marts and the first thing I saw was my old band on the marquee.If Mick Jagger can play rock & roll this long then so can I.My E-mail is mace1844@yahoo.com.
Jeff Reeder
6/25/2008
I was the keyboard player in MACE.We played with Ricky and the Rockets in the summer of 1972.I was 20 then.They were some of the best memories of my life.I am 56 now and still play in a classic rock band in Clearwater Florida.I was amazed when I typed in Tony Marts and the first thing I saw was my old band on the marquee.If Mick Jagger can play rock & roll this long then so can I.My E-mail is mace1844@yahoo.com.
Jeff Reeder
6/25/2008
I was the keyboard player in MACE.We played with Ricky and the Rockets in the summer of 1972.I was 20 then.They were some of the best memories of my life.I am 56 now and still play in a classic rock band in Clearwater Florida.I was amazed when I typed in Tony Marts and the first thing I saw was my old band on the marquee.If Mick Jagger can play rock & roll this long then so can I.My E-mail is mace1844@yahoo.com.
diane stalfiere
6/25/2008
I remember I graduated in 78 and that was the last year I believe the drinking age to be 18.I loved this place.Back then this area in Ocean City/Somers point was where you went after graduation for senior week.I also believe a band called either (All for One) or (One for All) singing Earth Wind and Fire type music..This place was so awesome in its day..
Bill Battersby
6/13/2008
I remember their house band when I was 18: "Red Delicious". I had a crush on the female lead singer Alison Brown. She'd come off the stage and dance with me - I was in heaven! When they filmed Eddie and the Cruisers, I was amazed that the movie company actually removed a wall separating the back of teh stage and the parking lot, in order to shoot scenes from behind the band looking out on the crowd inside. When they left, they put everything back together. You would not have known that anything happened there except that Carmen & Tony elected to keep the "retro sixties" decor of college pennants that replaced the dayglo zodiac signs that used to be in there.

And of course, Carmen and his parking lot pit barbeque. I'll always remember and love teh memories of this place.

 

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