CROSSING THE BAR

Sunset and evening star,
  And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
  When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
    Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
    Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
    When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
    The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
    When I have crost the bar.

Alfred Lord Tennyson 1889

The first time I ever read this poem was in November of 1957, at my Grandfather Joseph's memorial service in Center Moriches. The only thing he played was the radio. I was 10 and had been playing guitar for almost a year. I certainly didn't fully grasp Tennyson's metephor then, but it resonated with me. As a former sailor and lifetime musician, it seems appropriate here on this page that lists former Long Island Musicians that have played their final bar for us and became cross over artists.

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EDDIE IANETTO - DRUMS - ISLANDERS 1961 - MASTIC BEACH

DOMINICK AMATO - DRUMS - ISLANDERS - RHYTHM JESTERS & KINGS -MALIBUS - 1960's - MASTIC

RICHIE LeFEBVRE - SAX - RHYTHM JESTERS & KINGS - MALIBUS- 1960's - MASTIC

FRANKIE AIELIO - LEAD SINGER - CONTINENTALS -1964 - MASTIC BEACH

NICKY MARCHIANO - GUITAR- CRESTMEN, TRADEWINDS, KINGSMEN, DOWN FIVE, ALICE - 1960's - 1970's - BELLPORT

STEVE BORDONE - ORGAN- RHYTHM KINGS, CRESTMEN, 1960's - CORAM

MARCEL THOMPSON - GUITAR - TROLLS, MUSIC BACHS, ALICE. MR. FLOOD'S PARTY. 1960's - 1970's - SMITHTOWN

LOU STEVENS - DRUMS & GUITAR - MRS. MURPHYS BASEMENT, COLD COFFEE, TRACK 16, & OTHERS , ALSO A SOLO ARTIST 1960\s - 2000 - CENTEREACH

LYNNE NIXON - LEAD VOCALIST & RECORDING ARTIST - AQUATONES -1958- 1961 - VALLEY STREAM

HOWIE BLAUVELT - BASS- LOST SOULS, ECHOS, COMMANDOS, HASSLES & MORE 1960's - 1970's - HICKSVILLE

DOUG STEGMEYER - BASS - TOPPER, BILLY JOEL BAND - 1970's - 1990's - NASSAU COUNTY LI

CLAY SONIEYE (sp?) - BASS- KINGSMEN -1960s - WESTHAMPTON

MICHAEL SILVESTRI - ACOUSTIC GUITAR- WINTER SKY- 1975-76- DEER PARK

JOHNNY "MAESTRO" MASTRANGELO - VOCALIST- 1950's - 2010 -CRESTS- DEL SATINS- BROOKLYN BRIDGE- ISLIP

CAROL MacDONALD- GUITAR- GOLDIE & THE GINGERBREADS - ISIS

WARREN NICHOLS - HAMMOND ORGAN- KINGSMEN - CRESTMEN - SUPER SUDS

JOHNNY ADAMEC - DRUMS - THE STRANGERS -1966 -1967

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