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Do you remember CLUB BINGHAMPTON'S FERRY BOAT?

1725 River Road
Edgewater, New Jersey

active years: 1974 - Spring 1978

DeeJays:
Eddie "WildWorm" Rothschild (1975-1977 + 1994)
Pete Denis
Johnny Tripp

information

  • Owned by former politician Nelson Gross, who was abduted and assassinated by some crack he operates it.
  • the club was located in a real ferry boat which used to route between Hoboken, NJ and NYC, but was taken out of service soon after the opening of the Lincoln Tunnel.
  • Nelson Gross bought the boat in 1967 and in late 1974 he permanently docked it on the Hudson River in Edgewater, NJ. The three story boat opened as a Disco and Restaurant.
  • it was populary called just 'El Bote' or 'The Boat' in public mouth.
  • the interior was that of a 1900's River Boat, with everything in Brass.
  • all races and nationalities were represented in the club, all Disco lovers were allowed in.
  • the bottom deck, the old car deck, had been transformed into a large dance floor, or actually two, one on each side, but was served as one by Ed "Wild Worm" during the weekends. He presented the dancers with short, quick, accurate cut mixes of his wide variety of music.
  • upstairs was a restaurant and another two dance floors separated by the dining room and the kitchen, with a glass enclosed DJ booth right in between the two dance floors. This smaller Disco featured live acts every day of the week. Pete Denis was the upstairs DJ and gave his audience longer beat mixes, that would play synchronized for a long time before turning over to the next song.
  • the ferry literally Rocked... and when the weather was bad people actually got sea sick.
  • at the shore there was an enormous parking lot with space for 1200 cars.
  • the club was abruptly closed after a huge fight in Summer 1978 which more or less demolished the whole boat. After that night the Club part was permanently closed and the ferry later reopened as a restaurant only and is still operating as such.
Playlist June 1978 
DJ: Ed "Wild Worm" Rothschild 

YOU SHOULD BE DANCING - The Bee Gees
NICE AND SLOW - Jesse Green
TEN PERCEN - Double Exposure
TURN THE BEAT AROUND - Vicki Sue Robinson
YOU SET MY HEART ON FIRE - Tina Charles
HEART OF GLASS - Blondie
NIGHT AND DAY - John Davis & The Monster Orchestra
YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE - Candi Staton
DON'T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC - Tavares
HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER - Sister Sledge
 


 

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