The new documentary film that I [Charlie] happen to be in, previews at the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, Sunday afternoon April 28 and will be in theaters worldwide on May 22. In addition to my couple on-screen appearances, our Classic Urban Harmony Archives supplied some photos used in the film and I’m also listed as a consultant. The film stars Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny Lyons and Steven Van Zant and a host of others. Here are a couple photos of work at Classic Urban Harmony Headquarters. Read a review of the film below.
“ASBURY PARK: RIOT, REDEMPTION, ROCK ‘N ROLL tells the story of the long troubled town of Asbury Park, and how the power of music can unite a divided community. A once storied seaside resort, Asbury Park erupted in flames during a summer of civil unrest, crippling the town for the next 45 years and reducing it to a state of urban blight. A town literally divided by a set of railroad tracks, the riot destroyed the fabled Westside jazz and blues scene, but from the flames of the burning city emerged the iconic Jersey sound.
ASBURY PARK returns Asbury sons Steven Van Zandt, Southside Johnny Lyon and Bruce Springsteen to the legendary Upstage, the psychedelic after hours club where they got their start, featuring never before seen interviews and performances. Shuttered for four and a half decades, the Upstage remains a perfect time capsule of the Club which united both sides of the tracks in Asbury and acted as a crucible for young talent. Now, as Asbury Park enjoys its long awaited renaissance, it is music which has brought it back from the dead.
This major theatrical event will also include a bonus feature of never before seen footage, as Van Zandt, Southside Johnny, and Springsteen play a now legendary concert to a sold out Paramount Theater and trade guitar licks with the future of music in Asbury, a group of 11-year-old rockers who prove the best days for the town may just lie ahead.”
For tickets to the premiere at the Asbury Park Film Festival, go to https://www.apmff.org/tickets and scroll down to the film. Their be a Q&A after the screening.