Steven Feldman describes Asbury Park as it was in the 1970s and 80s; up and coming, a bit rough around the edges and just a shadow of what it was to become. The M&K, Blue Note, Down the Street, Boots, Jimi's, Paradise, The Rainbow Room at the Albion Hotel...all are remembered by those who were there. As the DJ booth manager for the popular club The Odyssey for a decade, he discusses the Asbury night life of the era, as well as the effect that the onset of the AIDS crisis had on local businesses and residents. Learn about what contributed to the revitalization of this now bustling and diverse shore community.
Ray Palazzo, Owner of The Odyssey
Steven (in red) and friends, c. 1980
Taxi a la Dietrich, Wayne Mills and Chantel Curtis at The Odyssey, 1982
The Weather Girls performing "It's Raining Men"
Steven at The Odyssey's Miss Thing Pageant, 1983
Steven and Bobby Van Orden, Halloween 1982
Demolition of The Odyssey
Club Phoenix rises from The Odyssey