July 25, 2014

Former Four Seasons Member Joe Long Honored at Street Naming Ceremony on Sunday in Elizabeth, NJ!

July 25th, 2014

We are excited to report that this Sunday, July 27, 2014, former Four Seasons member Joe Long will be honored in his hometown in Elizabeth, New Jersey with High Street being renamed Joe Long Way!

NJ.com has a marvelous piece on the exciting ceremony with insights from Joe in a video interview, along with photos, and videos from back in the day!

“This street dedication helps recognize Joe Long, as well as his great talents and dedication to his hometown, ” said Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, who will lead the ceremony.

Visit NJ.com to read the entire feature.

Congratulations and all the best to Joe Long on this amazing, well-deserved honor!

Joe Long


  1. Congratulations, Joe! Just last week I went all over northern New Jersey to find Tommy DeVito Drive, Tommy’s childhood home, Frankie Valli’s childhood home in the Stephen Crane Village, Four Seasons Lane, and the prison formerly known as Rahway!! Now I have to make it back there to find Joe Long Way!!

    Comment by Olivia T~ — July 25, 2014 @ 11:05 am

  2. Congratulations Joe.
    Won’t forget the very first time I saw you with the Seasons. Back in July 1966 in Scranton at WARM Radio Day in Scranton …

    Comment by Jerry — July 25, 2014 @ 11:55 am

  3. I Remmber first seen you with SEASON,S at ST JOHN/ LAMBERTVILLE MUSIC CIRCUS. Summer of 1966 , Oh what a nite !!! Good to hear from you JOE ,CONGRATULATIONS on your honor.

    Comment by RON KENDIG — July 25, 2014 @ 5:56 pm

  4. Way to go, Joe! Congratulations! With we could be there.

    Comment by Mike Seldin — July 25, 2014 @ 6:45 pm

  5. I think Joe Long was one of the best bass players of that time. The Four Seasons were known as a vocal group, but if you take a listen, you’ll see their music really rocked. Joe’s bass lines are musical and thumping. I’m glad to hear he’s still playing. He really is one of the greats!

    Comment by Eric Plotkin — July 26, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

  6. To Joe one of the Best ever. As your former road manager its great to see that your being recognized by your home town. I will be there to applaude you. You always had a kind word and always a complete gentlemen. Hope to get to see you there


    Comment by Vinnie Zollo — July 26, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

  7. Congratulations Joe,
    Finally recognition for one of the best. You are one of the best in the music field.Enjoy your day that you so richly deserve.
    love from all the Furia’s

    Comment by maryann furia — July 26, 2014 @ 5:19 pm

  8. Hi
    What time does the dedication begin? Best of luck to joe.


    Comment by tlat — July 26, 2014 @ 7:46 pm

  9. Below are the details of the time & place of Joe’s ceremony:
    Sunday July 27, 4 p.m. – The Street renaming ceremony to honor Joe Long on the corner of Third Ave. and High Street, in Elizabeth, NJ

    It will then go inside for the main ceremony.

    Comment by JB Blogger — July 26, 2014 @ 10:07 pm

  10. Hi Joe, Congratulations!! It’s time for Joe to be recognized. Wishing you the very best. Hope you enjoyed your special day. Your family and friends are very proud of you. Love, Karen

    Comment by Karen S. — July 27, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

  11. it was great seeing you joe, it was a special day and for a special person, congrats joe.

    Comment by jim petrecca — July 30, 2014 @ 8:15 pm

  12. Hi Joe.CONGRATULATIONS!!! A well deserved dedication. It was great seeing you cousins together at such a special event! So many memories were awakened For Richard from when you were kids! It was very special meeting your children. They are a fine example of what a geat Dad you are! You are a special guy a phenomenal musician and we are proud and honored not only to know toy but to be family! Good luck and keep smiling that wonderful smile. Oh by the way; loved meeting your old band member Frank from the Rockets! Rich & Darleene LaBracio

    Comment by Richard & Darlene LaBracio — August 3, 2014 @ 9:03 pm

  13. Congrats Joe. My parents lived next door to you and for several years. Dating back then, they got married on High Street. When you started singing, they said they could hear you and the others sitting on the stoop singing. What memories they were.

    Comment by Patricia Trent — December 2, 2014 @ 11:13 pm

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