By the mid 70s, Southside Johnny along with Bruce Springsteen defined the sound of the New Jersey Music Scene. Consequently his early albums contain some songs written by Bruce Springsteen.
Southside was rightly called “The Godfather Of The New Jersey Sound”, and Jon Bon Jovi has acknowledged him as “my reason for singing”.
In 1982, Rolling Stone voted his album Hearts Of Stone among the top 100 of the 70`s and 80`s. Southside Johnny has released over 20 albums.
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