The Lords of 52nd Street
Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 6:00 PM
Before they were “The Lords of 52nd Street”, you could find this Long Island band known as “Topper” playing Rock’n’Roll and drawing large crowds. Member Doug Stegmeyer auditioned to be the “Piano Man” Billy Joel’s bassist. Stegmeyer got the part and brought former band mates together to form Billy Joel’s new band.
Doug Stegmeyer, Liberty DeVitto, and Russel Javors, and Richie Cannata joined Billy Joel in studio to record his 1976 album “Turnstiles” that went onto sell millions. Phil Ramone joined the band and the Lords of 52nd Street went on to record “The Stranger.” Alongside the Piano Man, the Lords of 52nd, led an international tour, and performed at famous arenas such as Wembley, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, MSG and many others.
Artist Genre: Rock
Fun Facts: GRAMMY award winning albumbs, 52nd Street, Glass Houses, and The Nylon Curtain. Inducted to the Long Island Hall of Fame in 2014. Album “The Stranger” holds an RIAA diamond certification (10x platinum). Several #1 singles including, Only The Good Die Young and Just The Way You Are.
Location: Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater