BELMAR, NJ — A who’s who of musicians with recent ties to Belmar takes center stage in the latest “Spotlight on Belmar” video, presented by the Belmar Historical Society.
“These artists are from my lifetime and still performing, so they are not history in the sense, but I see their accomplishments and connections to Belmar as part of its history,” said BHS president Spencer Heulitt in his second “Belmar Makes Music” video, which can be viewed by clicking here.
From Belmar Elementary School graduate Billy Terrell, who went on to become a noted songwriter, musician, comedian and now author, and Jersey Shore guitar legend Sonny Kenn to Bruce Springsteen and how founding band member David Sancious made E Street world famous, Heulitt hits on the many high notes along his musical journey that highlights a host of performing artists.
“Spotlight on Belmar” is a weekly video series launched this spring as a way to offer residents and others the opportunity to stay connected to the history of Belmar while the museum is closed during the coronavirus crisis.
Every Sunday, BHS posts a new video on its Facebook page, featuring a society member who explores a specific historical topic related to the borough, including its very beginnings, early hotels, Belmar Elementary School, development of the railroad, history of beach badges, Inlet Terrace as the world’s largest swimming pool, bridges throughout the years and its musical scene. Several have presented samplings of the society’s extensive 1,100-piece postcard collection.
Another video showcases a variety of exclusive gifts that are available for purchase to support the nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping alive the borough’s colorful and distinctive past.
To learn more about Belmar Historical Society and its many programs and services, visit its website by clicking here.
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