New Jersey Stage
New Jersey Stage on social media




Governor Phil Murphy announces NJ as first state to provide universal access to arts education
Click here for the story

John Luraschi, Jersey Shore Rocker, Loses Battle To Cancer

By Gary Wien


The history of Jersey Shore rock and roll would be incomplete without the name John Luraschi. One of the "Creators of SOAP (sounds of Asbury Park)", Luraschi passed away on August 12, 2009 after a long battle with cancer.

Luraschi had been involved in the Asbury Park music scene since the late 1960s. He was one of the regulars at the legendary Upstage Club on Cookman Avenue. Notable bands of his include Cahoots, Whistler & The Wheels, Boccigalupe and the Bad Boys, and Steel Mill.

While battling Stage IV cancer in 2008 and in between chemotherapy cycles, Luraschi began recording "The End Of The Road". This was John's debut CD, which was released in the first half of 2009.

Luraschi will be remembered for his work as one of the pioneers of the Asbury Park music scene. Fans can visit a tribute to John on Myspace at:
http://www.myspace.com/tributetojohn


Gary Wien has been covering the arts since 2001 and has had work published with Jersey Arts, Elmore Magazine, Princeton Magazine, Backstreets and other publications. He is a three-time winner of the Asbury Music Award for Top Music Journalist and the author of Beyond the Palace (the first book on the history of rock and roll in Asbury Park) and Are You Listening? The Top 100 Albums of 2001-2010 by New Jersey Artists. In addition, he runs New Jersey Stage and the online radio station The Penguin Rocks. He can be contacted at gary@newjerseystage.com.


For more by this author, click here




More Articles You Might Like

Celine Dion To Perform At Prudential Center On March 7, 2020
Celine Dion To Perform At Prudential Center On March 7, 2020
Prudential Center Adds Second Show For Celine Dion
Prudential Center Adds Second Show For Celine Dion
The Newton Theatre Presents Jackie Evancho
The Newton Theatre Presents Jackie Evancho
Three of the Most Acclaimed Instrumentalists: Zakir Hussain, Jayanthi Kumaresh, and Kala Ramnath to Perform at NJPAC
Three of the Most Acclaimed Instrumentalists: Zakir Hussain, Jayanthi Kumaresh, and Kala Ramnath to Perform at NJPAC
"Springsteen: His Hometown" Exhibit To Run At Monmouth County Historical Association
"Springsteen: His Hometown" Exhibit To Run At Monmouth County Historical Association
Portugal's Mariza To Celebrate 20 Years of Song At NJPAC
Portugal's Mariza To Celebrate 20 Years of Song At NJPAC


Event calendar
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019


MUSIC


Currents @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 5:30pm

Dave Vargo/ Sean Tobin/ Matt Cook @ The Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park - 8:00pm

M.O.D. CLASSIC @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Solar Circus/Doobie Decibel System @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Celtic Angels Christmas @ The Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 2:00pm

Vienna Boys Choir @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 7:00pm







DANCE


Celtic Angels Christmas @ The Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 8:00pm


KIDS


SchoolTime - Jungle Book @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 10:00am

View all events



















New Jersey Stage © 2019 by Wine Time Media, LLC | PO Box 140, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 | info@newjerseystage.com

Images used on this site have been sent to us from publicists, artists, and PR firms.
If there is a problem with the rights to any image, please contact us and we will look into the matter.