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Southside Johnny

Born: December 4 1948
Born in: Neptune Township, New Jersey
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Genres:
  • blue-eyed soul
  • blues
  • rock

Southside Johnny

John Lyon (born December 4, 1948), better known by his stage name Southside Johnny, is an American singer-songwriter, who usually fronts his band Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes.

Southside Johnny has long been considered the Grandfather of "the New Jersey Sound." Jon Bon Jovi has acknowledged Southside Johnny as his "reason for singing."