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Steve Becker, Rest in Peace

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I wanted to pass this along to the Drum Forum.

 

One of my dearest friends, Steven (Bam Bam) Becker, drummer from the original Asbury Jukes, passed away yesterday. His talent was only bested by his genuine personality, his awful jokes, his lighthearted pranks and his unbreakable friendship. His touring stories with Southside Johnny and the Jukes and other touring acts would have me howling. His contribution to the proliferation of the Jersey Shore horn band sound changed the face of music in the 70s and 80s. Modern drummers owe a debt of gratitude to this fine man.

 

See you on the other side, Uncle Stevie! Save me a seat at the Band Table.

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Sorry to read this. I saw Becker many times with the Jukes up until the mid 80s. His drumming on "Reach Up and Touch The Sky Live" really pushed the whole band.

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Pardon being late, but does anyone know any background details about Steve, ex. hometown, DOB, age. This is too much coincidence I knew a "Steve Becker" from College days where he played Dodd's Orange NJ, Seton Hall coffee houses, our bands we shared a store to practise in!

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2 hours ago, Still_Rockin said:

Pardon being late, but does anyone know any background details about Steve, ex. hometown, DOB, age. This is too much coincidence I knew a "Steve Becker" from College days where he played Dodd's Orange NJ, Seton Hall coffee houses, our bands we shared a store to practise in!

 

You can find a picture of Steve at the following link - that will probably give you an idea of whether or not it's the same Steve Becker that you used to know. 

http://discconnected.blogspot.com/2014/06/rip-steve-becker.html

 

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4 hours ago, Still_Rockin said:

Pardon being late, but does anyone know any background details about Steve, ex. hometown, DOB, age. This is too much coincidence I knew a "Steve Becker" from College days where he played Dodd's Orange NJ, Seton Hall coffee houses, our bands we shared a store to practise in!

he was with the Asbury Jukes way back, so you could start by checking their website...of course, Steve passed almost 6 years ago...that said, flemtone [a long lost friend of mine from way way back when] is still active here, so you might have a shot by sending him a Private Message...:wave:

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Ill have to ask my buddy Chuck. He played trumpet for a few years with Southside.  Sorry to hear.

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