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Review Title
Rating
Review Content

Mike Miller of Harmony Street

★★★★★
Joey goes on and on He is a National Institution and part of Americana. Saw him at The Pep Lounge and happy to say all these years later he is my friend. He might not remember but 40 plus years ago at a LONG ISLAND CLUB he said to me never go on stage unless you get paid. I said easy to say when you're Joey DiNicola
- Mike Miller

JOEY DEE ROCKS - more than EVER!

★★★★★
I owe my career in showbiz to Joey Dee. 40 years ago I learned everything I know about being a "frontman" from one of the best in the business. There's a reason he's still going strong and still bringing his show to the world - rock on, Joey. And THANK YOU!!
- Ricky Sylvia

ICON/LEGEND

★★★★★
The word is " PRICELESS " regarding what this ICON/LEGEND has given to the world of entertainment and is still giving it. We are dear friends and this statement comes from the HEART........Honored to be a small part of his life.. NEVER LET THE MUSIC DIE my dear friend.....GOD BLESS
- Paul Barasch

Commanding the Stage

★★★★★
Having worked with Joey over the years and echoing the words of our late friend Dick Clark, Joey is a performer who always gives 200% whenever he is on stage. Many in this industry could learn a lot from Joey as to what the job of an entertainer is. You command that stage, you give it your all and most of all you show your audience how much you appreciate "them" for your success. There are many who have come out and have done a show but few come out on that stage and give the audience more than they have ever received from any performer. This is a rare gift and I personally am thankful to know Joey because he makes us all better entertainers as he has set the bar very high and we all need to achieve that height. Thanks Joey and keep on rockin!
- Jay Michaels

INSTITUTION

★★★★★
I think Mike Miller said it best..." Joey is an INSTITUTION!" People forget Jimi Hendrix had his start in Joey's band
- Pat Cles-One DeFalco

Still got it Joey Dee...

★★★★★
Still got it Joey Dee...
- Virginia Casuccio-sessa

Joey Dee & The Starlighters

★★★★★
You have to see Joey Dee & The Starlighters if you want to be part of the RockN Roll History Nostalgia! The Music brings you back the Energy is so moving totally Entertaining you'll love it! Joey is a Rock n Roll Legend he is the Real Jersey Boy! Great Show!
- MaryAnn Foster

Such a great entertainer

★★★★★
Such a great entertainer...class act always...
- Kathy Holdridge

Joey Dee & the Starliters

★★★★★
I have been a fan of Joey Dee & The Starliters since the 1960's. I bought all their records when I was a teenager. I still love their songs and enjoy listening to their music. Besides from being an awesome singer and entertainer, Joey Dee is also a wonderful man with a heart of gold. Joey Dee & The Starliters are one of the best singing groups that came out of the 1960's, and they are still performing today to sold out crowds. Their music will never die!
- Bonnie Nadley

Still going strong

★★★★★
Still going strong
- Dale Ex

He is from Passaic...what else matters?

★★★★★
He is from Passaic... what else matters?
- Richard Kuter

Classic Entertainer

★★★★★
You're either born with it or you're not..Joey Dee is a man with classic talent, one of the best...bringing so much happiness and treasured memories..just a wonderful entertainer and a genuinely terrific person!
- JoAnneZarolaFalconer

I have been a fan of joey's since I was a teenager

★★★★★
I have been a fan of joey's since I was a teenager have met him and been to his house, real nice people went to his concerts and even have a picture of him and me together.
- Kathy Kivlin

Joey Dee -- The Person

★★★★★
Many here are probably reviewing Joey Dee The Performer. But I'm here to give my review on Joey Dee The Person. Although his and The Starliters early performance of a New Orleans R&B number was one of the best things I've ever seen. It was on Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour in 1951. Being a published author, Joey approached me to ghostwrite his autobiography. I could not do so. There was a previous commitment. Joey has remained a friend despite this. And I hope he stays one. I enjoy the conversations we have. And I hope the friendship lasts for a very long time. That being said. The heart of a performer does beat inside Joey. Friends, family, and fans can both hear and feel it pound loud and clear. This aura radiates from Joey. Whether you meet him up close in person. Sees him at one of his shows. Or just talk to him on his Facebook. The magic of his heart is there for everyone to experience.
- Justin Murphy

Great site with many memories

★★★★★
Great site with many memories and facts that most do not know about Joey and all his friends, which are many and vast over the music world.
- John Wayne Childers

You are the nicest man in all of show business !

★★★★★
Joey, I stand by my statement, "you are the nicest man in all of show business ! You never fail as a friend. I treasure our friendship !
- Kerry Dame Cole

Joey your the best

★★★★★
Loved you at the Peppermint Lounge and still think your one of the greatest 50 plus years later
- Kathy

Never tiring to see him. A great Passsic man

★★★★★
Debbie and I see his show every year in Safety Harbor never tiring to see him. A great Passsic man.
- Butch Natiello

Number one hit record on billboard

★★★★★
In November 1961 I was proud to say my buddy my friend had the number one hit record on billboard " Peppermint Twist"and at the age of 37 he's still wailing a great band full of entertainment to all ages.Yea that's right 37. Lmao Joe we still act like 37 anyway
- Sal Bonura

Web Site

★★★★★
Great to see the New Web Site up and Running. Know My Main Man Joey a long time. Keep 2/20/16 open. He is Headlining The Pasco Music Festival. He puts on a Great Show.
- Freddy Mack

Absolutely The Greatest!

★★★★★
Joey Dee & the Starlighter are an unforgettable group in fact, they are superb. Their energy and style are hypnotic. I am so happy to see they continue to perform and we need to see even more of them!!!
- Joyce Luciano

Still Going Strong!

★★★★★
I grew up on your music and still love and play it. Cheers to you Joey Dee!
- Lucy Roman Silva

Living Legend!

★★★★★
Joey Dee and The Starliters, the Peppermint Lounge, the Peppermint Twist ---- all great memories of my youth. They are true living legends !!!
- Richard Dandreas

Peppermint Twisting till this very day

★★★★★
I'm a fan from day one. Peppermint Twisting till this very day.
- Anthony Mojack Mojica

One, Two, You Know What to Do!

★★★★★
What can I say about a guy who's not only a living legend but one of the nicest people in show biz? Joey Dee got his start as a teenager growing up in New Jersey and is still going strong some 60 years later. He and The Starliters were the house band at New York City's Peppermint Lounge, inspiring Joey to co-write the tune that became the group's biggest hit, "Peppermint Twist." I have seen Joey in person many times over the years and have probably taken more photos of him than any other performer. He's still just as talented & energetic as he was in the old days and his shows are a pleasure to see and hear, and to sing along with and dance to. Joey, you've still got it!!!
- Laura Pinto

A great person and friend

★★★★★
A great person and friend
- Vinnie Zollo

I love this site because I totally enjoy Joey Dee and the Starliters

★★★★★
I love this site because I totally enjoy Joey Dee and the Starliters whenever I get to go to one of the great shows. Wonderful music and wonderfully performed.
- Burt Beer

Love the Website & Just Signed Up for the Newsletter

★★★★★
Love the Website & Just Signed Up for the Newsletter
- Dorothy Egan

Great Web Site, Great History

★★★★★
Great Web Site, Great History. I'm a fan, Glad to see your "Still Going Strong".
- PATRICK MORELLI

Good for you, Joey.

★★★★★
I've known Joey since I was one of his agents at Action Talents back in the late 1960's. It comes as no surprise to me that he turned out to be one of the most enduring performers to come out of the Rock & Roll era. And If know Joey, that is some killer band he is touring with!
- Alan White

I played "What Kind Of Love Is This"

★★★★★
I played "What Kind Of Love Is This" last Wednesday on my show. A song that doesn't get played that often. Another is "Hey Let's Twist" 2 great songs!
- Duane Kucera

I always enjoyed seeing your show you are the best

★★★★★
Thank you ! I always enjoyed seeing your show you are the best
- Dominick Ciniglio

Christmas dance tune inspired by YOU!!!!!!!!

★★★★★
Good things are happening behind the scenes with a killer Christmas dance tune inspired by YOU!!!!!!!!
- Bill Dann

"Peppermint Twist (Part 1)," a victim of excessive playing back in 1961

★★★★★
Glad to be on board, too. Now then, we all have heard the story that somebody played a record so much either the needle or the record wore out. For me, it happened: "Peppermint Twist (Part 1)," a victim of excessive playing back in 1961. The only 45 I had which lost its audio fidelity due to too many spins. All the best to all!
- Bill Chemerka

Joey, you should have the nickname "Mr. Entertainment"

★★★★★
Joey, you should have the nickname "Mr. Entertainment". You know how to thrill an audience!
- Richard Dandreas

Just watched American Graffiti...and Peppermint Twist

★★★★★
Just watched American Graffiti...and Peppermint Twist can (just briefly) be heard a scene where Richard Dreyfuss is riding in the backseat of a car...
- Justin Murphy

Been following your group most of my life

★★★★★
Thanks for accepting me into your group. Been following your group most of my life. I used to buy 45rpm records from you in your record shop next to Mt Virgin Church in Garfield. I also went to school with the Brigati boys. I'm so glad you still perform and it's great your family is with you. Keep it up and God Bless.
- Peter Puzio

Thanks so much for letting me be a part of the group

★★★★★
Thanks so much for letting me be a part of the group been a Joey Dee fan forever bop doo bop bop a bop a doo bop
- Mike Green

One of my favorite oldies!! The Peppermint Twist!!

★★★★★
One of my favorite oldies!! The Peppermint Twist!! Woo-Hoo!!
- ‎Felicia Emanuele Schwab‎

LOVE JOEY DEE & The Starlighters!

★★★★★
LOVE JOEY DEE & The Starlighters!
- Elaine Ballace‎

Great Music from a legend

★★★★★
Great Music from a legend
- Carl Blue Wise‎

Joey is the true entertainer

★★★★★
Joey Dee and the Starliters was one of my favorite acts to work with, Joey is the true entertainer.
- Jack Hunt‎

Not "Like"......LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Joey Dee and the Starlighters!

★★★★★
Not "Like"......LOVE❤, LOVE❤, LOVE❤Joey Dee and the Starlighters! Then and now....ALWAYS THE BEST!
- ‎Kathy Tabak Schwartz‎

Just the greatest!!

★★★★★
Just the greatest!!
- Bob Travisano‎

Joey Dee is the man

★★★★★
Joey Dee is the man. I enjoyed playing with him on the road. He had the best road stories. I especially like his times with Jimi Hendrix and Felix Cavalier. I also had the pleasure of filling in for his guitar player when he had to go be with his dad. Road musicians are the beast.
- Angel Lewis‎

Always loved your music which I still have, and still listen too

★★★★★
Always loved your music which I still have, and still listen too, my fave is what kind of love is this. Wish u would come to long island. Miss not seeing you perform.
- Marsha Weisselberg Sarfaty‎

Joey you are the best

★★★★★
Joey you are the best sure wished you would come to charlotte. take cake my friend
- Steve Bass‎

A terrific show, by an extremely talented man

★★★★★
A terrific show, by an extremely talented man and family. They rock!
- Sandy Young‎

I love the website

★★★★★
I love the website and being part of the Group. It emulates music and happy emotions. I play keyboards & accordion and still sing/ play the Peppermint Twist today. They love it...! Thanks Joey!
- Tony Furia

I remember stopping by Caesar's Palace

★★★★★
I remember stopping by Caesar's Palace in January, 1970 and crashing in your suite with Frankie Giordano when we were driving cross-country. Hoping you can get booked into Myrtle Beach this coming year or earlier!
- Frank Eaton

Meet me baby down on 45th Street

★★★★★
Meet me baby down on 45th Street. I couldn't get into the Peppermint Lounge. Too crowded.
- Glade Hoffman

Joey HAS accomplished so much recognition in the music business

★★★★★
Joey HAS accomplished so much recognition in the music business and he leaves his audiences feeling happy and young
- JoAnn Stankard

Hi Joey!! It is really wonderful to join you and your Friends here

★★★★★
Hi Joey!! It is really wonderful to join you and your Friends here and I am sure that is will be truly great to enjoy our favorite music memories, especially "The Peppermint Twist" and the songs and music of so many of our other favorite singers and musicians whom we continue to cherish now and in the future.
- Mary Saleh

From a poll-topping newcomer to a living legend

★★★★★
From a poll-topping newcomer to a living legend of rock 'n' roll...what an amazing journey!
- Mark Warren

1954 seems like yesterday

★★★★★
1954 seems like yesterday....when you played for some of our High School dances at CHS (Central High School, Paterson)...you guys were great!
- Joyce Luciano

Sure miss those old Peppermint Lounge Days. You are the best.

★★★★★
Sure miss those old Peppermint Lounge Days. You are the best.
- Kathleen Robertson Oppici

Still wowing the girls, after all these years. Looking fantabulous.

★★★★★
Still wowing the girls, after all these years. Looking fantabulous.
- Maggie McKenney

I played there in the mid sixties for a few years

★★★★★
I played there in the mid sixties for a few years , six nights a week. It was a time I'll never forget and was a real education for a 17 yr. old girl from the burbs. I was glad to be a part of the NYC scene . Joey booked us there. He and Lois were very supportive. It led to a major tour for me in 69 with Dawn.
- Roxy Perry

Loved the Peppermint Lounge and dancing away the night

★★★★★
Loved the Peppermint Lounge and dancing away the night with you to great music in the sixties. Spent lots of time there and in the Club 45 down the street. Those were the best of times
- Carolee Graves Hannon

I was asked to lead the twist. I was happy when people got up and started dancing!

★★★★★
I was asked to lead the twist. I was happy when people got up and started dancing! It was a fun place. I thought it had class
- Betty Bourne

The best of the best

★★★★★
The best of the best. So sad that almost all have left these earthly bonds, and are watching from above. Keep the music going, you will always have an Audience.
- Maggie McKenney

You were good then and you're still awesome. keep up the great entertainment.

★★★★★
You were good then and you're still awesome. keep up the great entertainment.
- Brian L DiGiuseppe

JOEY DEE, THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT MEMORIES AND PLEASE NEVER LET THE MUSIC DIE.......

★★★★★
ALL THE BEST TO YOU, JOEY DEE, THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT MEMORIES AND PLEASE NEVER LET THE MUSIC DIE....... FROM ALL YOUR FANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, " KEEP ON TWISTING "
- PAULIE B

The entire band jumped in the air during Peppermint Twist

★★★★★
I was about 17 when I saw Joey Dee and the Starliters at the Crescendo on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood-- one of the best bands I've ever seen to this day. The entire band jumped in the air during Peppermint Twist and Shout. I thought I died and went to heaven! Instead I knew I wanted to perform like they did Wow! Hope we can see a show in FL this season!
- Ron Gartner

Joey, many people don't know that when you opened up your own club on 46th St.

★★★★★
Just looking at this brought back memories!! Joey, many people don't know that when you opened up your own club on 46th St., we played there and backed up the first act you had there: Frankie Lymon!!
- Tyree Glenn Jr.

Some of the best times of my youth

★★★★★
Some of the best times of my youth were spent on 45Th St. Going between the Wagon Wheel & The Peppermint Lounge.This is when music was music.
- John Lukaszewski

You gave us a lot of good memories

★★★★★
You gave us a lot of good memories.
- Marion Trentacoste

Hey Joey continue being who you are and keep that great music going!

★★★★★
Hey Joey continue being who you are and keep that great music going!
- Joe 'Elvis' Borelli

Joey! I can remember,as a kid, going to see "Hey, Let's Twist" at my hometown theater

★★★★★
Joey! I can remember,as a kid, going to see "Hey, Let's Twist" at my hometown theater and the kids twisting in the aisles when your music was playing. Thanks for the wonderful memories!!!
- ‎Edward Vignola

Always have been a fan of your wonderful music

★★★★★
Always have been a fan of your wonderful music and very envious that you got to work with the Ronettes back in the day...
- ‎Stephen Parker

Back in 1963 I worked the Apollo in Harlem with Joey Dee & the Starlighters

★★★★★
Back in 1963 I worked the Apollo in Harlem with Joey Dee & the Starlighters. I was young and didn't realize Joey and the band and I were making history as one of the first totally integrated pop bands ever. Working the Apollo was ground breaking in those days.
- Bill Callanan

No matter where I turn in your wonderful Discography, every song reflects our generation in some way

★★★★★
There are not enough words in our vocabulary to express how important and moving this song of ( "I Lost My Baby") yours was to me "back then", Joey. No matter where I turn in your wonderful Discography, every song reflects our generation in some way. The memories you have created for so many of us - well, "Happy Thanksgiving!" - seems quite appropriate to wish you today.
- Ron Maniscalco

Three of my all time Joey Dee & The Starliters faves that I haven't heard in a long time, are

★★★★★
Three of my all time Joey Dee & The Starliters faves that I haven't heard in a long time, are inc on there: "What Kind of Love is This?" (I think I still have the album!!), "I Lost My Baby" and "Irresistible You" (love it!!!).
- Andie Lindsay

Many moons ago you played at the Allen Movie theater in Takoma Park, Maryland

★★★★★
Many moons ago you played at the Allen Movie theater in Takoma Park, Maryland and after your performance you signed my arm. I was a young teenager and you were not much older. I tried not to wash my arm but that was very difficult. Thanks anyway...it was fun!!
- Tina Young Zook

The first LP I ever bought was "Hey Let's Twist."

★★★★★
The first LP I ever bought was "Hey Let's Twist."
- Bill Chemerka

Loved watching you dance. Of course, singing too

★★★★★
Loved watching you dance. Of course, singing too.
- Eileen Donofrio Lanzara

My parents were regulars at The Peppermint Lounge! They were your biggest fans!

★★★★★
My parents were regulars at The Peppermint Lounge! They were your biggest fans!
- Susan Livingston Harris

That's why I never took pictures Joey was quite the showman

★★★★★
That's why I never took pictures Joey was quite the showman. I loved watching him perform. Thanks for the memories Joey
- Kathleen Robertson Oppici

How about dancing with the stars, Joey?

★★★★★
How about dancing with the stars, Joey?
- Mitch Peters

Joey, are you sure you were never an acrobat also?

★★★★★
Joey, are you sure you were never an acrobat also? Fantastic dance moves! You should go on Dancing With The Stars show.
- Richard Dandreas

Joey Dee one of the Great Americans and Entertainer

★★★★★
Joey Dee one of the Great Americans and Entertainer, what an inspiration he always made his audience Totally entertained, so much Energy and Love his Group had! Still going - God Bless him!
- Mary Ann Zeigler Foster

Joey is the best !!

★★★★★
Love your music, and songs, good ole rock n roll - Joey is the best !!
- Marie Lisa Johnson

I remember those days good times glad I grew up then also remember the record hop on Sundays

★★★★★
I remember those days good times glad I grew up then also remember the record hop on Sundays.
- Ree Plog

The best had To be the Peppermint Lounge. My second home

★★★★★
The best had To be the Peppermint Lounge. My second home
- Kathleen Robertson Oppici

I gotta new dance and it goes like this~~~~~~ love it!!

★★★★★
I gotta new dance and it goes like this~~~~~~ love it!!
- Joyce Bellott Mitstifer

WAY BACK IN THE 60's YOU GUYS CAME TO HUNTINGTON THEATER

★★★★★
WAY BACK IN THE 60's YOU GUYS CAME TO HUNTINGTON THEATER ON LONG ISLAND, AND HAD A TWIST CONTEST AND I WON A HAT. I'LL NEVER FORGET IT
- Christine Bertolini Chiavarelli

Joey, I really hope there is a BOOK forthcoming about your fascinating life

★★★★★
Joey, I really hope there is a BOOK forthcoming about your fascinating life and important place in rock history. What a fantastic journey so far!
- Clay Pigeon

Greatness at The Peppermint Lounge, Mr Dee!!

★★★★★
Greatness at The Peppermint Lounge, Mr Dee!! Hope to catch you and the familia playing one day. Love Ronnie Dee, Amazingly talented family and character plus.
- Michael Pedrinan

Your up there with the other USA great's of that period

★★★★★
As regard's the music of my youth Joey...l am talking about 1957 to 1963...Your up there with the other USA great's of that period...Your Peppermint Lounge day's were/are out of this world...l hated it when that horrendous UK invasion ruined everything....sorry if this upset's people but l would love to see Joey doing his stuff at the Lounge again...and would not set foot in it if l knew he was not starring and would have to endure that crap that started in 64'
- Paul Rose

Wow those were the days!!

★★★★★
Joey you're hot stuff and I Drummed with you for about 9 months, with wild old Sy Mitchell as the road manager, Wow those were the days!!
- John Beedo Dzubak Sr.

I always knew you were #1

★★★★★
Wow thanks for the info. I always knew you were #1. Hugs
- Lynn Rodda

This is an absolutely fabulous compilation of Joey's career

★★★★★
This is an absolutely fabulous compilation of Joey's career. Take the time to read it. You may think that you are a Joey Dee and the Starliters aficionado, but there are things in that bio, that are more than interesting and will surprise you!! https://www.joeydee.com/bio/
- Andie Lindsay

Great Bio and website Joey

★★★★★
Great Bio and website Joey, You are indeed a Rock Icon and you continue to WOW audiences everywhere !
- Tony Goin

Joey Dee and the Starliters and the Peppermint Lounge were a big part of my high school years

★★★★★
Joey Dee and the Starliters and the Peppermint Lounge were a big part of my high school years. I can't count the number of times my cousin and friends went to the Peppermint Lounge or went to the Joey Dee concerts.
- Charlie Chiodo

Thank you!!!!! You are a super kind man in real life & your music is dreamy!!!!

★★★★★
Thank you!!!!! You are a super kind man in real life & your music is dreamy!!!!
- Sam Allen

Great entertainer. Please come back to Vegas!

★★★★★
Great entertainer. Please come back to Vegas!
- Teresa

Hey Joey you were the way cool guy the peppermint twister, twistin the night away

★★★★★
Hey Joey you were the way cool guy the peppermint twister, twistin the night away, every time you jumped I crash the cymbal and then Frankie came out on the stage and the crazy show Begins, Tommy Davis did his Elvis Presley bit ,Benny Troy was next to ya, your still the man!!)
- John Beedo Dzubak Sr.

Heard "what kind of love is this" on Sirius radio

★★★★★
Heard "what kind of love is this" on Sirius radio, love that song.....still have it!
- Marsha Weisselberg Sarfaty

Hi Joey!! While you are a truly great singer

★★★★★
Hi Joey!! While you are a truly great singer, I must also let you know that you are an "Excellent" dancer.
- Mary Saleh

I truly miss the old peppermint lounge. I was there many times...

★★★★★
I truly miss the old peppermint lounge. I was there many times...
- Owen Fuchs

Keep dancin' and singin' Joey Dee! Happy New Year!

★★★★★
Keep dancin' and singin' Joey Dee! Happy New Year!
- Carol P. Grilletto

Yeeehaaaa, you go Joey!!! Happy New Year to you and your family. Also the Starlighters.

★★★★★
Yeeehaaaa, you go Joey!!! Happy New Year to you and your family. Also the Starlighters.
- Joyce Bellott Mitstifer

I saw you play at the " peppermint lounge

★★★★★
I saw you play at the " peppermint lounge " in 61 !!! new york city !
- Robert Saccavino

My cousin, Buddy Lee (Carl Bianco) played guitar for you

★★★★★
My cousin, Buddy Lee (Carl Bianco) played guitar for you and I was on many trips with the band.
- Thomas Panno

Miss you guys! The best performer at any age. Happy new year!

★★★★★
Miss you guys! The best performer at any age. Happy new year!
- Debbie Pinto Parker

Everybody who was somebody back then, wanted to go see Joey Dee at the Peppermint Lounge!

★★★★★
Everybody who was somebody back then, wanted to go see Joey Dee at the Peppermint Lounge!
- Richard Dandreas

The Peppermint Twist and The Twist is the most popular all-time “DANCE”

★★★★★
The Peppermint Twist and The Twist is the most popular all-time “DANCE” in Rock n’ Roll history. It will come back again some day.
- Emma Curry

Garbo, Mansfield, The Beatles ... celebrity list keeps growing

★★★★★
Garbo, Mansfield, The Beatles ... the celebrity list just keeps on growing.... life was so exciting then.... I miss those carefree days!
- Andie Lindsay

Love all these pics.

★★★★★
Love all these pics. Was I. The car yesterday listening to Sirius radio 60's and Pat St. JOHN played Part 1 & 2 of the Peppermint Twist and said nice things about you.
- Margaret Haussler

Joey Dee, one of the greatest "class acts" in R & R history.

★★★★★
Joey Dee, one of the greatest "class acts" in R & R history. You should absolutely be in the R & R Hall of Fame.
- Elmer Pintar

I just love all these pics you share!!! Grazie Tanti!!

★★★★★
I just love all these pics you share!!! Grazie Tanti!!
- Terry Nocelli

The Peppermint Lounge - That's when music and dances where fun !

★★★★★
The Peppermint Lounge - That's when music and dances where fun !
- Donna Nero Eaton

Joey Dee, I remember the first time I danced the Twist: at Peppermint Lounge

★★★★★
Joey Dee, I remember the first time I danced the Twist: at Peppermint Lounge , and my ribs were so sore, next day. Great exercise! Next time was half a century later, on a cruise ship, and I won the Twist Contest (and a bottle of champagne and ship's mug, to show for it :o) Good memories. Thanks, Joey Dee!
- Gretchen Christopher

You have a Dick Clark face Joey... It never gets old

★★★★★
You have a Dick Clark face Joey... It never gets old.
- Rick Masters

The "Peppermint Lounge" was the most famous and popular night club in the world at that time

★★★★★
The "Peppermint Lounge" was the most famous and popular night club in the world at that time. Major celebrities were known to "bribe" the doorman to get in.
- Morty Klein

Not blowing smoke, Joey, but "What Kind of Love Is This" song

★★★★★
Not blowing smoke, Joey, but "What Kind of Love Is This" song. This" brings very special memories of a very special lady and time in my life!
- Charles Stafford

Amongst the many great sides in your own repertoire

★★★★★
Amongst the many great sides in your own repertoire, I would concur that "What Kind Of Love Is this" is impeccably arranged and masterfully executed. Great job, good sir!
- Mike McDowell

"What kind of love is this" will always be our song.

★★★★★
"What kind of love is this" will always be our song.
- Brenda Grafton Garner

I am a fan of Joey Dee. when the Peppermint Twist was recorded

★★★★★
I am a fan of Joey Dee. when the Peppermint Twist was recorded. I was 17 I lived in MA but my friends and I would go to NYC on weekends and on a few of those times we went to the Peppermint Lounge where Joey Dee was playing. At that time I think myself and my friends knew our way around NYC better than we did Boston and we were all from Boston area. I remember all of us going out to buy the record after we heard it in person. We visited the Peppermint Lounge on weekends between 1960 and 1962. We always had a blast. Thank you for the great music and keep on rocking.
- Joan Banker-Gangemi

I still have Joey Dee's Peppermint Twist album

★★★★★
I still have Joey Dee's Peppermint Twist album.
- Paul Sonny Merlo

I Remember Joey playing at Lodi Boys Club. Back in 1958

★★★★★
I Remember Joey playing at Lodi Boys Club. Back in 1958
- Janice Runger La Barbera

You don't look a day older than when I saw you at the Peppermint Lounge

★★★★★
You don't look a day older than when I saw you at the Peppermint Lounge
- Michele Yohanna

I remember the fun we had at the Peppermint Lounge

★★★★★
I remember the fun we had at the Peppermint Lounge. What fun we would have there. Those were definitely the days. Lollipop
- Lolli Hipes

Joey, you really had the best of the best

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Joey, you really had the best of the best - you really looked out for alot of people (it's a Jersey thing) - but thay should never forget - we got a big trunk
- Vinny De Vingo

"Joey brought the world of music to life with Peppermint Twist

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"Joey brought the world of music to life with Peppermint Twist and others from the Peppermint lounge in NYC to me and so many of my Friends including me who later (also) performed there......."
- Robert Pulhemus

Joey Dee is a most fabulous entertainer.

★★★★★
Joey Dee is a most fabulous entertainer. Joey had a hit record in 1963, the 'Peppermint Twist' that made it to #1 Nationwide! Joey still performs it today with his talented band, the Star-liters (consisting mostly of his family: Ronny Dee, Vocals and Saxophone, Jamie Lee, Vocals, and Joey Dee, Junior, Keyboards and Vocals. I saw the Band several years ago at the Raleigh Hotel in the New York's Catskills region. Young Ronnie Dee performed the James Brown classic, 'I feel good'. Let me tell you, Ronnie was electrifying. He had the power in his voice, the dead-on melody right to each and every note, and the scream parts that you would make you think it was James Brown dressed as Ronnie Dee on Halloween. He also had an awesome choreography that was nothing less than slick, steamy, and provocative. I've never seen anyone 'pull-off' that song with any justice except for Ronnie. Joey still has those 'dance' moves in his back pocket that he pulls out during the show in amazement. Joey's hit record, 'What kind of love is this' is my favorite song, and with Ronnie's Sax solo in there - you can't help feeling moved. If you ever have the lucky chance to see Joey Dee and the Star-liters live, you'll be seeing one of the today's Greatest Shows in Rock & Roll. BTY: Joey is from Passaic, NJ and so is yours truly.
- Jonathan Pink

One of the greatest entertainers ever

★★★★★
One of the greatest entertainers ever, can never be replaced. Perfect person in all he does. Never will be another as great a true friend with a great family.
- Passaic Fan

I performed at Joey's Peppermint Lounge and The Starliter Club

★★★★★
I performed at Joey's Peppermint Lounge and The Starliter Club in NYC in '65 & '66, and remember Joey having lunch at the Club while we rehearsed new material and even playing a couple of his favorite songs for him by our singer Rick Sheldon.. He gave us a lot of support back then which helped us remain active in NYC for those two years... Great times... Thanks Joey
- Chip Navarro

Joey Dee, you have had quite a life!

★★★★★
Joey Dee, you have had quite a life!
- Sharon Center-Engelke

Rumor has it that an unknown band from England (Beatles ) opened for you in Sweden

★★★★★
Rumor has it that an unknown band from England (Beatles ) opened for you in Sweden (?) And Felix was influenced by John and his songwriting. ..
- Donald Moore

Great music Joey

★★★★★
Great music Joey , I saw you perform , when we were both younger...
- Marilyn Piekarski

Keep the beat going!

★★★★★
Thanks Joey, we can always be informed when it comes to the Legends of Rock as they are today! Keep the beat going!
- Ed Held

I Love Love Love all of your music

★★★★★
I Love Love Love all of your music. I was just a very young girl growing up with a young Mom and Dad and twin uncles that were always playing the music of the day which was yours. God Bless All of you and thank you for all your wonderful music.
- Rose Polacek

I want you to know your movie had a profound effect on me

★★★★★
Joey, as different as our music styles are, I want you to know your movie had a profound effect on me. I was a high school kid, wide-eyed and stoked about playing in a REAL R&R band. The movie was such an inspiration. Young guys playing exciting music -- and GETTING PAID! Not that any of us do this for the money. But the film stoked the fires of my dream. It came out at the perfect time for me. Thanks.
- Bob Lind

I'm wondering if you've ever seen my glowing review of "Hey, Let's Twist"

★★★★★
Hi Joey, I really appreciate what you're posting. I'm wondering if you've ever seen my glowing review of "Hey, Let's Twist" that appears in pop singer/songwriter Marshall Crenshaw's book "Hollywood Rock," which is the most comprehensive research source for the history of Rock 'n' Roll band appearances in the movies?
- Domenic Priore

Peppermint Twist Record

★★★★★
As I have previously mentioned on one of Joey's other threads, this is the only record I actually wore out by playing it too many times. In its final incarnation the quality on my "Peppermint Twist" single rivaled the fidelity on Thomas Edison's "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
- Bill Chemerka

THERE IS ONLY ONE " JOEY DEE"

★★★★★
THERE HAVE BEEN CONTENDERS, THERE HAVE BEEN PRETENDERS BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE " JOEY DEE "
- Paul Barasch

Peppermint Twist Music

★★★★★
Music just doesn't get better than this! What GREAT memories
- Ron Maniscalco

I dare 'ya to keep STILL, when they begin to play, "The Peppermint Twist."

★★★★★
I dare 'ya to keep STILL, when they begin to play, "The Peppermint Twist." MY favorite twist song!! (Much better than Chubby's)
- Bill Heyer

Joey Dee's first record, The Peppermint Twist Hit #1 on Billboard

★★★★★
I would like to mention that Joey Dee's first record, The Peppermint Twist Hit #1 on Billboard in Nov. 1961, the Year I graduated. smile emoticon
- Danny Turro

"Peppermint Twist" hit #1 on "Billboard" on Jan. 27

★★★★★
"Peppermint Twist" hit #1 on "Billboard" on Jan. 27, 1962 and remained there for four weeks
- Bill Chemerka

It is really wonderful to learn more about your life and career in Hamburg, Germany

★★★★★
Hi Joey! It is really wonderful to learn more about your life and career in Hamburg, Germany, and I am sure that may people still remember you there and in other great places where you did your concert performances in Europe.
- Mary Saleh

YOU SHOULD WRITE THE BOOK

★★★★★
Joey Dee - YOU SHOULD WRITE THE BOOK AND DO BOOK SIGNINGS ESPECIALLY IN NEW YORK CITY
- Sal Porcaro

You started more trends that I ever knew

★★★★★
Wow, you started more trends that I ever knew. You are full of interesting stories. Please keep sending. I love them.
- Eileen Donofrio Lanzara

Joey - I am so happy you are still great

★★★★★
Joey - I am so happy you are still great. I wish that, your friend, in Peppermint Twist show.
- Shelley Frias Pacheco

Thanks for the wonderful memories!

★★★★★
You are a really great performer Joey! Thanks for the wonderful memories!
- Kathy Burow Garrison

No other twist but the Peppermint. Twist

★★★★★
No other twist but the Peppermint Twist. Go Joey Dee...
- Larry Wolfson

Great singer entertainer. Wonderful show!

★★★★★
Great singer entertainer. Wonderful show!
- Carmela Pelillo

You are one in a million Joey Dee

★★★★★
You are one in a million Joey Dee
- Jimmy Howes

Joey Dee = my most favorite guy

★★★★★
Joey Dee = my most favorite guy
- Jennifer Marasciullo

You Are a Great Singer

★★★★★
You Are a Great Singer. Lots of Happy Memories associated with your songs. Keep Rockin On. God Bless You.
- Zenia Lockwood

Well done, Joey, as performer and human being.

★★★★★
Joey, is what you did. Your blessings of talent, popularity and the ability to bestow that spotlight on others is fulfilling our potential for sharing and legacy. In turn, if only through seeing their joy, inspired countless young women to try and succeed. Well done, Joey, as performer and human being.
- Glen Ransden

Let the Ronettes on stage

★★★★★
Thank God you kept an open mind and let the Ronettes on stage!
- Rick Bloom

The Famous came to the Peppermint Lounge, the Famous were made at the Peppermint Lounge

★★★★★
The Famous came to the Peppermint Lounge, the Famous were made at the Peppermint Lounge and the Famous Peppermint Lounge became more famous because of it. It was the must go place in New York in its day replaced in the next decade by Studio 54 in popularity. A major difference: the latter was known more for its upscale crowd whereas it was the growing popularity of the house band that was the draw at the Peppermint Lounge.
- Andie Lindsay

You know, Joey, you have more than enough material for a book

★★★★★
You know, Joey, you have more than enough material for a book. Paul McCartney does as well, Two different markets, but both autobiographies are long overdue....
- Andie Lindsay

You gave us such happiness thru the years

★★★★★
So awesome! You gave us such happiness thru the years, not to mention great memories!
- Kathleen DiCrosta Gauvreau

I danced to the twist until I couldn't stand up any more

★★★★★
I danced to the twist until I couldn't stand up any more. We all did the same in Passaic. Loved it and your music the Best.
- Judy Strassman Van Praagh

THE GREAT JOEY DEE!!

★★★★★
THE GREAT JOEY DEE!!
- Anthony Antonelli

Always an entertainer... keep it up Joey

★★★★★
Always an entertainer... keep it up Joey
- Wayne R Ennist

Everyone was doin' the Peppermint Twist!.......

★★★★★
Everyone was doin' the Peppermint Twist! .......
- Myron Lowenstein

We did the peppermint twist dance

★★★★★
We did the peppermint twist dance last night on our cruise ship. Royal Caribbean ~ Grandeur Of The Seas...
- Barbara Klein Kislowski

Thank you Mr. Joey Dee, It Is truly an honor

★★★★★
Thank you Mr. Joey Dee, It Is truly an honor to be A part of this great group of yours, I wish you continued success In your music career & you Joey & all the members of this great group of yours. A Lot of Good Luck & Success with the group, God Bless, your friend always,
- Jeff Paul

So glad to reconnect Joey. You were special...

★★★★★
So glad to reconnect Joey. You were special to Lew, Jen & I in Clw with the Chambers & Jackie Wilson, Wolfman Jack, BB King "Love of Rock n Roll." Show that you rocked with standing ovations. I did the PR.
- Gerie Wilson

Hi Joey, best wishes from London

★★★★★
Hi Joey, best wishes from London and the Rapiers. Keep dancing. Jan x
- Janet Pryce-Jones

You are one of our great performers of all time.

★★★★★
You are one of our great performers of all time. Your music is a lift to the spirit.
- Penny Miller

Joey, you always rock a room down!

★★★★★
Joey, you always rock a room down!
- Randy Roach

Makes one proud to be from JERSEY

★★★★★
Makes one proud to be from JERSEY..
- Michael Cantarella

Awesome Joey

★★★★★
Awesome Joey
- Frank B Bertalli

Passaic's 'very own' JOEY DEE

★★★★★
Passaic's 'very own' JOEY DEE
- Jonathan Pink

NOBODY DOES IT BETTER THAN YOU....

★★★★★
NOBODY DOES IT BETTER THAN YOU....
- Thomas D'angelo

Loved Joe Dee and still do

★★★★★
Loved Joe Dee and still do
- Lynn Halaby Dougherty

You are one of our great performers

★★★★★
You are one of our great performers of all time. Your music is a lift to the spirit.
- Penny Miller

Joey, you always rock a room down!

★★★★★
Joey, you always rock a room down!
- Randy Roach

The One and Only "Twister!"

★★★★★
The One and Only "Twister!" Great to hear from you again Joey! Best of Luck
- Ed Held

You should call yourself the king of New York

★★★★★
You should call yourself the king of New York because that's where the peppermint twist started love you brother
- Craig Barckett

Yes, The Godfather of Twist!!!

★★★★★
How much do I love this!! Yes, The Godfather of Twist!!!
- Chelle Fontaine

Always my hero since 1961

★★★★★
Always my hero since 1961
- Art Simpson

You are still the best Joey Dee

★★★★★
I Like Bon Jovi but, You are still the best Joey Dee. Nobody can sing that song like you
- Rose Polacek

HI Joey!! It is great to see that you also love the Rock

★★★★★
HI Joey!! It is great to see that you also love the Rock and popular music of the 1980s also, and it is nice that you are here with Cyndi Lauper, one of our favorite girl singers of the 1980s.
- Mary Saleh

Jimi Hendrix he was in Joey's band

★★★★★
I love this picture, Jimi Hendrix, I was really surprized that he was in Joey's band. Thanks for sharing
- Lynne Dickson

Wish you would open the Peppermint lounge

★★★★★
Wish you would open the Peppermint lounge here again Joey Dee.
- Tony Chiodo

Joey, you have more than enough material for a book

★★★★★
You know, Joey, you have more than enough material for a book. Paul McCartney does as well, Two different markets, but both autobiographies are long overdue....
- Andie Lindsay

Boris Karloff doing one of your songs

★★★★★
You can't get better than, Boris Karloff doing one of your songs
- Vincent Laporta

The One and Only Joey Dee!

★★★★★
The One and Only Joey Dee! Love Ya Brother!
- Johnny Petillo

Always an entertainer...

★★★★★
Always an entertainer... keep it up Joey.
- Wayne R Ennist

Congrats Joey.... Congrats my man

★★★★★
An honor to know the man who so deserves this recognition. Congrats Joey.... Congrats my man
- John Wayne Childers

"Twisting" your way UP to THE TOP

★★★★★
Joey, what an honor! Congratulations for "Twisting" your way UP to THE TOP! Good Men, Good Music, Good News!!!
- Ed Held

'Don' Joey Dee - The GodFather of The Twist

★★★★★
'Don' Joey Dee - The GodFather of The Twist
- Sally Torino

Joey, you are still one hell of a dancer!

★★★★★
Joey, you are still one hell of a dancer!
- Martha Rapinski

You remind me of the music, the clubs and the dance scene of the 60s

★★★★★
You remind me of the music, the clubs and the dance scene of the 60s as good as it will ever get.
- Howard Herschaft

What a great group of guys

★★★★★
What a great group of guys, wish I could have been there.
- Richard Tubby

Love you Joey Dee

★★★★★
Love you Joey Dee
- Patricia Paci

I think all of this music from The Peppermint loung needs to be treated better

★★★★★
I think all of this music from The Peppermint loung needs to be treated better and worked into a good cool boxed set.Only on the peppermint loung and your shows and even operhaps some good outakes
- Bruce Medici

You know you and your music is great...

★★★★★
You know you and your music is great when others imitate you. Love Sha Na Na
- Richard Kuter

Very cool! No one can top the Godfather of the Twist

★★★★★
Very cool! No one can top the Godfather of the Twist, but it's neat to hear others try!!! Sharing to the girls...
- Lori Trubey

I spent a few nights at the Peppermint lounge, in N.Y.....

★★★★★
I spent a few nights at the Peppermint lounge, in N.Y. on business & had the pleasure to attend the shows there & at the Latin Quarters. those were the Good Old Days. could walk thru Greenwich Village then safely. those days will never come back.
- Robert Stanton

I won a lot of twist contests back in the day...

★★★★★
I won a lot of twist contests back in the day to your songs love you Joey dee❤️
- Colleen Peraino Paci

The Don

★★★★★
The Don
- Roberta Massa Naden

Those were great years for rock n roll

★★★★★
Those were great years for rock n roll, congrats for being there at the right time and place.
- Howard Herschaft

Joey, you're truly one of the originals

★★★★★
Joey, you're truly one of the originals, your accomplishments were unlimited. Today, you're still an amazing person. Luv You, Brother.
- Richard Lorette

I had the 45 of The Peppermint Twist. Sold all my 45's in 1982

★★★★★
I had the 45 of The Peppermint Twist. Sold all my 45's in 1982 when I sold my mom's house. One of my biggest mistakes. I'm in Spring Hill Joey!
- Mary Rita Seeholzer

Welllll... we got a new dance and it goes like this... .

★★★★★
Welllll... we got a new dance and it goes like this ..bup doo waa..bup bup bup bup doo waa..the name of the dance is the Peppermint Twist..
- Ann Marie Michalski Fusco

Starliter Club - Great story!

★★★★★
Starliter Club - Great story! Sad that the mob, had to have their hands, in Everything! Would've been opened for years!
- Maryann Ayala

You were the best. I loved the Peppermint Twist

★★★★★
You were the best. I loved the Peppermint Twist.
- Eileen Donofrio Lanzara

Thank you for adding me to your friend list Joey!

★★★★★
Thank you for adding me to your friend list Joey! Its an honour for me, I am a big fan! Very Best Regards set to you from the North of Ireland!
- Stephen Magee

We both come a long way from North Bergen/Passaic County

★★★★★
We both come a long way from North Bergen/Passaic County. You from Passaic, me from Lodi. Keep on singing and bringing back good memories for all of us.
- Dominick A DOnofrio

I really enjoyed meeting you years ago Joey Dee

★★★★★
I really enjoyed meeting you years ago Joey Dee. I still have the lp you signed over 30 yrs ago.
- Margo Selvig

I have record of you teaching the Peppermint Twist!

★★★★★
I have record of you teaching the Peppermint Twist! haha
- Ethel Sissy Jones

I still talk about the time Joey, Dave and Bobby came to...

★★★★★
I still talk about the time Joey, Dave and Bobby came to Lazy Days RV and I was honored to be the advisor! Thanks to all musicians for keeping the memories alive
- Dominic Michele Jr

The twist was a dance for all ages

★★★★★
The twist was a dance for all ages, anyone could do the dance, young and old.
- Diane Devitt

I still dance to the Peppermint twist

★★★★★
I still dance to the Peppermint twist
- Johnnie Gardner

I think the Peppermint Twist should be THE twist standard. Joey Dee for president!

★★★★★
I think the Peppermint Twist should be THE twist standard. Joey Dee for president!
- Joel Russo

Definitely, keep the "Passaic Logo" So many Great Performers came from Passaic! You're #1

★★★★★
Definitely, keep the "Passaic Logo" So many Great Performers came from Passaic! You're #1
- Maryann Ayala

I have "What kind of love is this" on my '62 Seeburg jukebox...

★★★★★
I have "What kind of love is this" on my '62 Seeburg jukebox....couldn't sound better....
- Charlie Hulsizer

"Dancing on the Beach" - Used to play this song when I did my show in Raleigh, NC.

★★★★★
"Dancing on the Beach" - Used to play this song when I did my show in Raleigh, NC. Sounded like a "Beach" song to me. I wonder if the ladies singing background are the Ronettes or the Raindrops?
- Al Brady

Loved Joe Dee and still do

★★★★★
Loved Joe Dee and still do
- Lynn Halaby Dougherty

How well I remember Joey Dee and the Starliters at the Peppermint Lounge

★★★★★
How well I remember Joey Dee and the Starliters at the Peppermint Lounge, they were fun times as we twisted away.
- Naomi Tarkin Adonailo

Best Entertainment

★★★★★
Sun. night 9/25/16@Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino: 'Joey Dee (Passaic's own) and the Starliters' featuring Ronnie Dee (Joey's son) with A.J. Dee (Ronnie's son/Joey's Grandson). Incomparable Show (classics plus contemporary sounds)!!! Ronnie Dee is one of the most Fabulous Entertainers I have ever seen. Pictured: Yours Truly and 'Ronnie Dee' on my left and 'A.J. Dee' (Dynamite in his own right) on my right. Talent runs deep in the family.
- Jonathan Pink

Peppermint lounge Florida

★★★★★
Great times Met you in THE BRONX signed a few things for me Dick Cami wrote a book Peppermint Twist Missed at Mohegan Sun Hope to see you May8 Mahopac NY God Bless You
- Scotty JR

 



















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